EYE37WB-2.1 Describe areas of learning and development within the current framework which relate to school readiness. Prime areas of learning Specific areas of learning Persona, social and emotional development • The development of the children‘s confidence. • How children manage their feelings. • How children make friends and take turns Physical development • How children move and use fine and motor skills • How children learn about healthy living. • Children’s management of their self – care.
The first outcome was that play can support a child physically, mentally, and emotionally through their development and growth, play can teach children how to stay safe by challenging safely and exploring physical and emotional risks. Play encourages children to be in control and have choice which enhances their self esteem. Children gain a respect when playing as they learn to communicate well, by interacting with others, and finally children who have explored play in early years become more confident within later life as they are more likely to engage in lifelong learning (Macleod- Brudenell & Kay, 2008). Play is clearly shown to benefit children and provide them with skills they can use throughout
Knowing how the different areas of development are dependent on each other helps us to better understand the holistic development of the child. Some of the ways which social and emotional development affect other areas of development are: Having strong gross motor and fine motor skills can help a child to interact and build relationships. Children build relationships and start friendships through play. Some of the skills that can help a child in these situations are running and jumping. Children also need certain skills to adapt to their social environment.
Help them to interact with their peers. On the outside it may look like they prefer t play on their own. But they just do not understand how to engage with their classmates. But most importantly as a teacher understand they are a child like
Footsteps Children’s Centre Play opportunities that promote children’s development Physical play Physical play is divided into two sections fine and gross motor. Fine motor movements are small movements usually associated with the hands. Gross motor movements are large movements to do with the arms and legs. When children have a wide range of play opportunities it allows them to gain physical skills and to explore textures, shapes, colours and sounds. They also need play opportunities with adults which will allow children to learn that play is enjoyable.
I agree that play-based learning offers diverse opportunities for children to explore, discover and create, they can also discover new things and communicate with peer during free-play time. Frobel said that “Play is the highest expression of human development in childhood, for it alone is the free expression of what is in a child 's soul” (Froebel, 1887). He believed in the importance of play in a child’s learning as creative activity. Play provided the means for a child’s intellectual, social, emotional and physical development which are necessary elements in educating the “whole” children allowing them to use all imaginative powers and physical movements to explore their interests. Children are able to develop and practise motor skills and bodily movements through physical plays.
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.
Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP)? Illustrate how DAP is child-centered? “Developmentally Appropriate Practice, often shortened to DAP, is an approach to teaching grounded in the research on how young children develop and learn and in what is known about effective early education. Its framework is designed to promote young children’s optimal learning and development.” (National Association for the Education of Young Children, 2009) DAP is a tool that guides teachers in making good decisions for the children, both as individuals and as part of a group, based on their understanding of the child’s development and learning as well as in setting learning goals that are both challenging and realisable for the children. In a developmentally
Young children in the bargaining phase will have thoughts such as "May be if I just become a better kid, everything will be like it was before". some children are uncomfortable or do not know how to talk about their feelings. these children express bargaining nonverbally by using physical means to express their thoughts such as drawing painting or pretending. when adolescents are in this stage, bargaining takes one of two forms comparing and devaluing. adolescents also devaluate things that they used to enjoy such as" who cares if I can't use my arm, I never liked writing anyway."