I believed that play is essential to children’s education that cannot be minimized and separated from learning. It is not only helping children develop pre-literacy skills, problem solving skills and concentration, but also generating social learning experiences, and helping children to express
State how two of the following (art, play, creativity, cross curricular approaches) benefit a child’s learning in the early years classroom. Support your argument with theory and by using examples of different approaches to early years teaching. This essay will explore how play and cross curricular approaches in teaching early years children can be beneficial to them. It will look at play and cross curricular approaches individually and also how they can be incorporated with maths specifically and work together. One of the most important aspects of early years is play, it is central to a child’s development at this age.
They can be directed specifically to address individual areas such as speaking and listening, or can be used more generally to support all areas as they are interlinked. Play is an ideal way to engage children to communicate with others, as they can interact in a non- pressured environment. You can plan for, monitor and assess different areas of learning using play As they grow older, children will still need to be given the chance to enjoy activities and equipment that support their play, creativity and learning across the programme of teaching and learning. It is important that they are given opportunities to use their own initiative, work with others and develop in all areas. These can often be used to best effect when children are introduced to new ideas in practical, imaginative and stimulating ways.
Observation is the formal term for one of the most important aspects of day-today professional practice when working with children and young people. It is how we find out the specific needs of individual children by carefully looking, listening and noting the activities of a child/young person or group of children or young people. Observation allows us to see a pupil as an individual; this is important for every child or young person in whatever setting but even more important in large group settings. Observations should be both formal (planned) but much of it will be informal (spontaneous) carried out as you work with pupils. Without observation, overall planning would simply be based on what we felt was important, fun or interesting (or all three) but it might not necessarily meet the needs of the children and young people in our care.
STANDARD: 6 TEACHERS Artifact: Special Learning Opportunity workshop Experience from child Dev. 143; Science, and Math for Young children I chose this artifact because this Standard is about the important teacher should be training to be up date of the new discoveries in Early Childhood Development to offer a high quality education. I learned from this artifact that workshops are helpful to educator and not educator, where the purpose is to teach the children by encourage and guide them to explore the world.
She was developmentally appropriate for her age in communication skills. Using Erikson’s developmental stages, the basic conflict for preschoolers is initiative vs. guilt and important events are exploration. The child I observed took initiative while playing with toys and participating in activities. She also explored by trying new games that she had not played before. The child’s overall development was appropriate for her
Vygotsky focuses on active, goal-setting children in the socio-cultural context. His theory emphasizes on how a child social interaction with adults can help in his learning process. But he is best known for his concept of Zone of proximal development in which he states that for children in the zone of proximal development cannot perform a task on his own but with the right kind of teaching; they can be able to perform it effectively. Thus a good teacher identifies a child’s zone of proximal development and helps him stretch it so that he can be able to perform tasks by himself. The informational processing approach It is referred as the neo-Piagetian theory because it extends Piaget’s theory by integrating it with the informational processing approach.
Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being of children and youth. Play is so important to optimal child development that it has been recognized by the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights as a right of every child. Play allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and emotional strength. Play is important to healthy brain development. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them.
Children learn language skills by interacting with the immediate environment and training or simple structural changes can improve language skills of children (Bouchard & Gilles, 2011). The early education given in early childhood shapes foundation of the life and helps mental and academic development of child. Throughout the play and education, children learn social skills along with how to deal with others and develop their own values (Webster-Stratton & Reid, 2010). Therefore, this paper, with the purpose of developing the children’s future, discusses why it is very essential to recognize the importance of early childhood education, how it effects to person 's life and how it can be developed. 2.Disscussion of findings 2.1.
And play is a medium for learning especially for young children simply because play is so intuitive to them. Some researchers like Winner and Melinda (2009) suggested, children learn more efficiently and gain more knowledge through activities such as dramatic play, art, and social games. Dewey famously said, “Education is not preparation for life, education is life itself” (Dewey, 1897). The purpose of education is not to institutionalise children so that they learn what we needed them to learn. Rather, as Dewey
OT therapists can evaluate kids abilities and help them grow to be developmentally appropriate for their age (Occupational Therapy). They know many ways to help children with their disabilities. They know how to specifically solve the child 's problem in many ways. OT’s know what tools they need to use to fix the child’s problem to make sure the child will show improvement. OT’s “believe child 's main job is playing and learning, and occupational therapists can evaluate kids ' skills for playing, school performance, and daily activities” (Occupational Therapy).
• What are the strengths of this assessment tool? This assessment allows for a more individualized approach to planning for specific children, while providing support to all. Using observation and anecdotal assessments provides multiple opportunities to view children learning and provides a more realistic view of their learning than an assessment, which only allows for right or wrong answers. • What are the weaknesses of this assessment tool? It is critical that observations be free of bias and objective, a skill that needs to be developed and can be a challenge for some teachers.
Frobel theory links into my key issues because he believes that learning should be encouraged through first hand experiences. This links into my key issues about structured and unstructured play as Frobel believes that children’s paly shouldn’t be structured. This is because the child can learn more when learning through doing and they can develop their language as they are learning through rhymes and finger play. Also, it is important that practitioners can encourage children imagination to flow freely in play. This could be set up different areas in the classroom like role play or construction.
Communication would also be essential while planning for the children because if the child is involved with any other professional then the educational and milestone developments must be communicated between multi-agencies to ensure that everyone is aware of the stage the child is at in his/her learning. It’s important to respect parent’s views and help them build on the knowledge about children (Meggitt et al, 201, page
Also, children with multiple disabilities for assistive technology can help children to better their daily activities by acquiring different assistive devices for learning. According to Lorenzo Desideri (2013), suggest that assistive technology practices can help determine new improvement on assistive devices. Desideri (2013) stated that “Corte Roncanti thus seeks to integrate traditional clinical rehabilitation approaches with assistive technology interventions aimed at increasing the independence, autonomy and well-being of people with disabilities” (161). Children with disabilities will be able to increase their independence by learning how to do things for themselves. As a result, this would help disabled children to build up independence by allowing them to do things for themselves.