Can you recall your favorite childhood book? Children’s books date back to the 1800s with books like Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. Later in the mid-20th century, books like The Cat in The Hat and Green Eggs and Ham brought entertainment and joy to kids all around America. Both books came to life by Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss. Geisel sold more than one hundred million copies of his books for children. His imagination and creativity influences the childhood of multiple generations by helping children learn to enjoy reading. Geisel changed the face of children’s literature in the mid-20th century, and his success still lives on today. Geisel´s success only increased as he grew through
There are many factors that can affect a child’s language and communication. Some of these factors can be positive; however, some can be negative. A cultural factor affecting emergent literacy could be children who have English as an additional language (EAL) this is because they know more of their native language than they do English and can be difficult to grasp another language at such a young age. Also some EAL children may have the knowledge of the English language and can speak the language however; their self-esteem, self-confidence and shyness could play a part in this and therefore may not be willing to use the English language. Also, EAL children may find it difficult to grasp the English alphabet. This is because in the English alphabet
EYE37WB-2.1 Describe areas of learning and development within the current framework which relate to school readiness.
Theodor Geisel may not have had a significant meaning to someone as a child, but the name Dr. Seuss had children sitting patiently for the amazing, tongue twisters that filled those small cardboard pages. Dr. Seuss impacted the world by encouraging others to be different, working as a military advocate, and enhancing childrens’ vocabulary.
Child development is one of the main aspects of growing and developing as a human being, especially Cognitive Development. Encyclopedia of Children’s Health defines cognitive development as “The construction of thought processes, including remembering, problem solving, and decision-making from childhood through adolescence to adulthood.” Starting from a young age, babies begin to learn about the world that surrounds them. They learn and absorb new information in the environment that surrounds them. These skills continue to grow stronger as babies brain continue to develop more through experiences and the expansion of their surroundings. As they become older, they will find it more difficult to develop
“So you’ll read to him from one of your books, and he’ll ask to see the pictures. When he looks at the pictures, he’ll get so excited he’ll want to draw one of his own.” This quote is from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Numeroff, and my first memory of exposure to the written word. My parents would read this to me at night before going to bed. This is when I realized that reading and writing are important pieces of the life puzzle, and are very important in building a strong foundation. Even the mouse knew it was important and would be hungry for more. But in today’s society actual hand-written books are being replaced with virtual literature. The information is still the heart of media, but the presentation is very different,
All five of the activities were chosen in order to encourage children’s numeracy skills. The activities were based around the development of the four fundamental skills of numeracy learning. These are the ability to name and draw basic shapes and colours, able to count up to ten, begin to understand time and start to recognise patterns and routines.
Several themes are demonstrated in the course of lifespan development. Although each child develops individually, common themes can be seen throughout the development. The following are explanations of four universal themes of human development, including the continuity-discontinuity issue, nature versus nurture, the active-passive issue, and the development across domains issue, and how my personal experiences relate to the understanding of each theme.
As adults we use shapes every day, although we may not realise it. Think about when we are arranging furniture, cleaning out the cupboard or fridge, this is all done by arranging according to the shapes that are in them; road signs and markings make extensive use of different shapes, helping us to identify them before we can actually read them. When a child explores different shapes, they are using basic educational development; the observation of same and different. This concept provides them with a basic process that they will be able to use in observing, comparing and discussing all that is seen and encountered. This resource will aid students in year one develop the skills to differentiate various shapes by recognizing their key features.
This theory has a direct affect on how an early childhood education program is set up as it is the most straight forward method and relatively the most simplistic method of early childhood education application. Educators who choose to practice this theory likely would use many visual displays (such as graphs or charts) to enforce desired behaviour; predominantly leading by action and encouraging the children to learn by watching, absorbing the concept and furthermore by doing. This is based on the concept that children will copy what they see and watch, followed by the encouragement and validation through the educator using motivational methods. This theory is evidently most effective on visual learners as the methods are predominantly used
Many theorists discuss ways in which children are developing. Physically, emotionally, socially and language progressions. Within the early childhood sector, the study of children's development is vividly important as teachers learn to observe the children's individual learning patterns and habits. The practical knowledge of how to develop a child further will assist in utilising the children's skills and holistic development to their fullest potential, however, knowing how to practically aid children in the separate developmental domains is also key as individual kids need more help in some areas than others.
I have never thought that drawing would help me out in life until I tried it. The interest started when I was in second grade when I saw one of my best friends drawing. I am thankful for her, she is the one who taught me to be patient and practice makes perfect. It gets a little frustrating and overwhelming when your interest is there, but you are not good at it. I would even write and illustrate my own books and would read it to the class. My interest in drawing has increase because it helps me with stress, makes people smile and I can control my anger.
For children, drawing involves both a process (making of art) and a product (the completed art expression). These drawings need to be considered within the context of the child’s developmental, social, cultural and emotional experiences. (Malchiodi, 1998). I have chosen to examine three drawings by C, an 8-year-old girl I have been having therapeutic play sessions with. She was referred to me by her father, due to her inability to concentrate at school, hyperactivity, and impulsivity, which cause her to get into trouble at school, and in social situations. C is an only child, living at home with her parents. She is Taiwanese, and her mother tongue is Mandarin.
Groark, C., McCarthy, S. & Kirk, A. (2014). Early child development: From theory to practice [Electronic version]. Retrieved from:
This paper looks at the art of cursive handwriting. In the beginning it delves into the history of the art, how it began and evolved over a varying times periods. The paper looks at the important reasons why cursive has been used and celebrated throughout a big time period of time, and how cursive has helped mankind evolve. The research looks at current and ongoing removal of cursive from many schools in the education sector; it asks why cursive is deemed no longer important to mankind today. The paper looks at the rise of computer based information technology and how this medium is fast replacing many old techniques. The review analyses the current ‘learning by visual stimulations’ against ‘kinesthetic physical learning’ debate and the push to keep cursive in school education. The paper reflects on if the positive attributes associated with cursive writing are still valid enough for mainstream education and communication in the 21st century.