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DEVELOPMENTALDOMAINS What activities promote them with preschoolers
Every area of learning and development is important. Development and learning happens at different rates for all children. Children gain development as a result from interaction of maturation and experience. Development continues toward greater complexity, self-regulation, and symbolic or figurative capacities. Studies show Children develop best when they have securefamily relationships. Development and learning mostly occurs when influenced by multiple social and cultural contexts daycare/ toddler schools help. Children learn in tons of ways. Play is an important factor for most developmental traits such as self-regulation, promoting language, cognition, and social competence. Children’s experiences outline their motivation and methods to learning. It is important to understand how physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development that occurs in early childhood.The importance of early play or physical development helps with the Large motor skills (or grossmotor skills) develop first. Children ages 2-4 tend to do more running, jumping, reaching, and wiggling than they do sitting. They also use their hand muscles for things such as drawing, or manipulating small toys. It’s a good idea to spend time participating in both kinds of activities. If I were a childcare provider/ pre-school teacher there are a few activities that I would incorporate to boost or influence my children’s development. Things like sandbox time, allowing children to play in the sandbox alone and/or with others helps children to develop fine motor skills. Sand play is predominantly beneficial for developing a sense of textures. Sand is a new and different texture for children to feel on their skin, the contrast it creates with concrete, grass, dirt, and wood will highlight the feeling of each different surface. Another activity I wouldencourage is an obstacle course in the classroom or play yard,consisting of different shapes,
cardboard boxes, toys, or other found objects that children can run around and climb over. Obstacle courses like sandbox playing are good for gross motor, motor planning, but also visual perception, critical thinking, problem solving, and speech and language skills. AS a childcare provider, I would have an in-class obstacle course made from things like pillows, chairs, blocks and other indoor toys. Another really engages the children that would be a daily exercise in my class is Play pretend games/ sing along games, the Farmer and the Dale, B-I-N-G-O, etc. From birth, parents unconsciously use music to calm or soothe children, to express their love and to engage and interact. Toddler age children love to dance and move to music. The key to toddler music is the repetition of songs, which encourages the use of memorization. Silly songs make them laugh. Preschoolers are eager to let their voices roar. They like songs that repeat words and