On Wednesday, March 15th I went to Christ the King to observe a child in preschool. The child I observed was a female and she was four years old. While I was there I observed her physical development, social and emotional development, thinking skills, and communication skills. For physical development, I observed her gross and fine motor skills. Her gross motor skills included her gait, balance, running, and picking up toys.
The importance of birth order: Rhetorical analysis in, “The Power of Birth Order, by Jeffery Kluger.” The power of birth order can affect siblings as well as the house hold children grow up in. Kluger gives many examples throughout the article and how important the birth order is. The birth order also has effect on how children enter adulthood. Different studies to back up Kluger comes from studies in the Philippines, from Norwegian researchers, and a professional from the University of Redlines, in Redlines, California. Although Kluger states.” The holes in the theories, most are agreeable.” He states that, “The birth order effect, for all its seeming robustness is not indestructible.” Kluger, the author of the article, knows exactly who the
When the overall perception of children shifted, the discipline matters moved as well. For example, Sir George Savile, who was a writer gave advice on how to properly raise and teach children. In Doc 3C, he says “you must begin early to make your children love you so that they will obey you...let them be more in awe of your kindness than of your power.” People began to follow similar advice presented by Sir George Savile because people realized that “degrading can produce no good effect” (Doc 5C). Doc 4C and Doc 5C come from the 18th century time frame, and both documents state that children are seen as treated well. During the 18th century, children were no longer physically or verbally abused.
The chapter readings of the past several weeks highlights the importance of independence to the developmental of children. The class lectures and discussions have also broadened this perspective. As several theorist’s perspective of independence is explored in the textbook, there were both different cases mentioned by classmates and in the lecture regarding the topic of independence. In chapter 4, Crain demonstrates the importance of independence illustrated by Maria Montessori’s educational philosophy. Montessori argued that we are wrong to assume that children are whatever we make them, for children also learn on their own, from their own maturational promptings.
“In the early years, parents are their children’s first teachers — exploring nature, reading together, cooking together, and counting together”(PBS). Having an anti-social childhood such as your dad being aggressive or abusive, you’re most likely going to be that way due to experience. It is key to having a pro-social childhood because you are able to be yourself and there is many positive effects. “The crux of Bandura’s social learning theory is that children (and adults new to situations) learn from others in the environment how to behave”(Heflick). In Bandura’s experiment the child watches an adult hit a Bobo doll and after is affected by that and most of the children who watched repeated what they saw the adult do.
Tough (2008) then fills in the details to this rare one-of-a-kind program. Canada developed the program from the idea in order to move the children out of the poverty he had to start early. After becoming frustrated with the low success rate and the small number of people he could help at one time, he began to do some research. He looked at all the different ways that middle-class children developed and what they were being exposed to in the home. He reviewed all of the new Baby Einstein programs and how stimulating vocabulary and how reading to a child at an early age was comparing to not reading to them and teaching them positive words rather than negative words help their minds to develop.
One of the most well known theories in cognitive development is Piaget 's theory. The psychologist Jean Piaget theorized that as children 's minds development, they pass through distinct stages marked by transitions in understanding followed by stability. Piaget describes four different stages of development: sensorimotor, preoperational, concrete operation, and formal operations. Each stage describes the thinking patterns of a child depending on his or her age. In order to compare the thinking processes of a three-year old and a nine-year old using Piaget 's theory, you must compare two sequential stages of cognitive development: preoperational and concrete operations.
Here lays the scene of a group of four-year-olds at day care in south Philadelphia. Modern philosophers Rene Descartes, John Locke and David Hume have been reincarnated centuries ahead into mischievous toddlers with keen interest in objects that reside in the world around them. The toddlers: strong-willed and intuitive Renee, respectful and cooperative Little John, and intellectual, obnoxious Davie, all have an idea of what knowledge consists of and how we can perceive existence from those ideas. Renee, being Descartes’ reincarnation, is a rationalist that desires reason to allow the acceptance of knowledge. She insists that using our senses alone is not adequate in believing the existence of the things we suppose exist.
The skills and interests kids develop during childhood shape what academic and career choices they make as adults (“Toys”). Toys effect on career is proven as stated, “research by retail group Argos found that over sixty percent of adults working in design-led jobs, such as architects and designers, enjoyed playing with building blocks as children. Even more - sixty-six percent - working in maths related roles, such as accountants and bankers, preferred puzzles” (Barford). This is because adults reflect on their skills and interests that they have had since childhood before deciding their career(Clayton). Toys with gender stereotypes limit kids’
The one goal that I set for myself professionally is to be able to apply the theories in my own classroom that I learned throughout my education courses. I think there are a few that are more important than others. Developing your cognitive skills at such a young will be the foundation on which these students will grow upon each year. I believe now that teachers are so stressed and overwhelmed with the common core testing that is given each year that they are not able to take enough time to evaluate their students on a personal level anymore. I remember when in my early school years I had such a great relationship with my teachers.