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.
Children are able to develop and practise motor skills and bodily movements through physical plays. During some cognitive games, such as board games and educational toys, children can improve their mental fitness and brain function. Play also provides opportunities for children to make friends, to negotiate with others, and to develop their communication skills. It helps extend language and improve children’s social ability. I believed that play is essential to children’s education that cannot be minimized and separated from learning.
Throughout the day learning is happening all the time, every second of the day. During play they are exploring and discovering all types of things that can’t always be taught. Having things around the classroom that can keep them stimulated and engaged is important due to children demonstrating focused interest, attention, spatial understanding, cause and effect, sensory and aesthetic appreciation. As the teacher role is to facilitate make believe play in children. As infants they are beginning to develop personalities so setting the stage for play, providing time, materials and space lets them express different ideas along as letting them become who they are.
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.
• How children use play to develop these skills Personal , social and emotion development This area focuses on how well the child has developed in confidence and how they relate with other children in a large group. Children who haven’t yet matured enough in this area will encounter personal and social hiccups in a school setting.This area comes as a barometer of how well they are able to manage their feelings. Physical development This area focuses on the physical well-being of a child and how well they respond to their day to day needs. Children will need to fend for themselves in healthy living and some basic self-care needs. Their fine motor skills will help them to be effective when holding a pen for writing or to carry some fragile equipments .
Play is so essential that the United Nations High Commission on Human Rights (1989) recognized play as a fundamental right of every child. The theories of Vygotsky (socio-cultural experiences) and Piaget (cognitive and physical development) describe play as an optimal learning time for children (Elkind, 2004). Moreover, brain research has also shown the importance of play, citing that the critical periods of brain growth occur during the preschool years (Healy, 2004). In the article, play supported the cognitive development in contexts such as symbolic thought (Hyun using blocks as a new home for
My observations in relation to age appropriate play What is play? According to the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), “Play is an important vehicle for developing self-regulation as well as for promoting language, cognition, and social competence”. Play is recognised as so essential to children’s wellbeing and development that it is included in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). The right to play is set down in Article 31. For the children I have observed play is serious but fun.
This research was undertaken to investigate how play effects children’s social development in the junior infant classroom. “Play is essential to development because it contributes to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional well- being of children and youth” (Ginsburg, 2006.Pg. 1) Children are always engaged socially during play whether they are talking with their peers or an adult and therefore develop crucial social skills that are needed from early childhood into adulthood. According to Aistear which is the curriculum framework for early childhood education play allows the children to develop socially and it lays the foundation for them to become effective communicators (Aistear, 2009, Pg. 16) So policy documents support the nature
For this extended assignment I am going to focus on play and the importance of play is for children and young people. I am going to focus on children up to age of 6. “Play is a spontaneous and active process in which thinking, feeling and doing can flourish.” (http://www.playwales.org.uk/ ). Play is Important for children and young people’s as it can help children to build their confidence. Also, play helps children to develop their physical, mental, social and emotionally.
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.
STANDARD 4: ASSESSMENT OF THE CHILD PROGRESS Artifact; Compering Early Childhood Assessment from Child Development 201 I chose this artifact because it is about the appropriate Early Childhood assessments while these have a variety of programs to choice depending on the needs of the child to help him to the next level I learned that there are many resources for the teacher to help children out so they can have a happy childhood; These all examples bellow guidance a center to set up the whole program of early childhood environment so it will be helpful for the provider education to have cozy a safety place for young children.
Key Stakeholders Children are key stakeholders in the Head Start Program. The Head Start program helps children in several ways. For example, children learn their basics in education; children also learn socialization skills by interacting with other children within his/her own age group (Castro, Bryant, Peisner-Feinberg & Skinner, 2004). The Head Start Program fosters a set of values to support the overall goal of improving social competence within the family unit and its environment. Single parents are also key stakeholders in the Head Start Program, because they utilize the program to meet child care needs and their children’s educational needs.