Interactions are one of the most important elements of early childcare and education. As a practitioner, I now understand the importance of quality interactions between practitioner and child, as they help build strong relationships especially when the activity is meaningful and enjoyable (DCCC, 2012). Interactions in Happy Days Playschool are warm, nurturing and respectful, but through the Aistear-Síolta (2015) self-evaluations, I discovered that at times my interactions were often superficial or directive, which was denying me the opportunity to fully tune into the child’s learning and to build secure relationships with the child. Síolta (2006) acknowledge that the role of the practitioner in terms of ensuring constructive interactions with children is demanding, but through reflective practice, I was able to ‘slow down’ my every day interactions, particularly the technique of scaffolding in order to enhance children’s learning outcomes. Vygotsky (1962) stated that we learn through our interactions and communications with others.
Do you believe in innocence? In Persepolis Marjane Satrap, gives readers a view of how was her childhood , and what main factors were affecting her innocence and her personality , that’s why she decided to show her life, by doing a autobiography . This book shows in what extend social groups, in this case children, are being marginalized in the text. Marji is the one that is going to interpret this by her own experiences. In this text, the author exposes the principal character (Marji) as a girl that is affected by the 1980’s revolution that happened in Iran, and how this situation affected her identity search.
It is about the lessons a grandchild must learn about their parents and grandparents, and how not everything, or everyone, is what it seems at first glance. The story pulls you in with a great set up for a coming of age fantasy story, and keeps you reading for the resolution of the relationships between characters. It is important to analyze the significance of the grandmother and how she impacts Elsa perception of life and provides momentum to the story. My own words The grandma is a crucial character because she is the mentor that guides Elsa on a path that help her understand the world and helps her cope with her problems such as the her parents Divorce and not being accepted for her unique self by her classmates. With that said in the beginning of the story the readers perception of the
The Establishment of Gender Norms in The Adventure of Tom Sawyer The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a classic work of children’s literature that has proved its immense staying power. Generations of children grew up reading the entertaining stories of Tom, Huck, and Becky. But as in the case for most works of children’s literature, there is more hidden in the novel than simply entertaining tales of boyhood adventure. Children’s literature gives young children a chance to experience situations that they otherwise might not encounter in real life, and can teach them the skills necessary to handle these situations by allowing them to live vicariously through the characters in the novel. Within the novel, Twain presents the reader with many different
The graphic novel, Persepolis, is told by a child’s point-of-view. As Marjane grew up she saw the different social relations in the society in Iran. As Marjane grew up she saw the difference between the people who followed the new and old regime. The revolution lasted for about a year. Her family was very important for her view point on the revolution.
Millennial Disney and current Disney series shares some similarities. Both Disney era promotes friendship as something important in the development of teenagers and children. Being loyal and caring towards friends is point out several times when most of the series storylines evolves around friendship. The main character cannot act alone and always needs a friend who guide him or help them understand the situation. Also is taught that boy and girls have the same opportunities and are equals.
Using ideas such as maturation is common in these types of texts, as a coming of age novel is a popular plot device among children's literature. Even modern-day stories use this plot device to relate and inspire the young, as they will experience similar events, thoughts, and feelings that the characters endure. Adults may also enjoy this theme in novels since they understand how the characters feel, as they have already lived through this stage of their life. A coming of age tale interests both adults and children, as it presents experiences that people are either experiencing at the moment or have done throughout their childhood, which is why Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is a story that has stood the test of
This essay is useful for this Project because it addresses the power relationships between adults and children, as well as the ways fairy tales can support children come to terms with their position in the social authority of their lives. Bettelheim, Bruno. "The Uses of Enchantment. The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales. New York (Knopf) 1976."
’Once upon a time’ is a popular phrase that children from all over the globe are familiar with (Benediktsdóttir 2014). Most people throughout their youth would have been told fairy tales to establish a sense of righteousness in them (Callow 2013). Fairy tales are used to teach children to stomach moral values and lessons (Taylor 2012). In spite of the fact
Jon recalls an adage he once heard regarding the importance of storytelling over generations—“we tell stories to keep people alive”. Storytelling became a platform for Jon and Barbara to teach empathy. They questioned the children about the different emotions that the story characters would evoke. When the children were young, the questions and the answers were simple. As