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NAME: FARHANA NAIDOO STUDENT NUMBER: 58055533 MODULE: PRS 2026 SEMESTER: ONE ASSIGNMENT: TWO UNIQUE NUMBER: 833698 0
Table of contents Question 1.1 .............................................................................................................................. 2 Question 1.2 .............................................................................................................................. 3 Question 1.3 .............................................................................................................................. 4 Question 2.1 ............................................................................................................................... 5 Question 2.2 ............................................................................................................................... 6 Question 2.3 ............................................................................................................................... 7 Question 2.4 .............................................................................................................................. 8 Bibliography .............................................................................................................................. 9 1
Question one 1.1 Language development Language can be developed by introducing young children stories which are written in good, correct language. This exposure will enable young children to improve their use of language. Through stories they may be exposed to the learning of a second language or third language in a very enjoyable way. Exposure to new words used in context in a children’s story can help to expand a young child’s vocabulary and with this in mind, teachers can make use of the following: Stories that contain a few new words Stories where the emphasis is on the meanings of the words Dramatisation of a story: involving the children in acting out the meaning of new words Presenting different books dealing with the same topic Stories thus play an important role in vocabulary expansion.Stories can play a significant role in the development of children’s oral language skills. A young child hears and imitates the story teller’s pronunciation, sentence construction, vocabulary and general language usage. Young children get a great deal of pleasure from words, especially from nonsense words and rhyming words, so stories that emphasise the sound of words are always popular. This intensiveness also improves a child’s own creative language. Because young children learn language by hearing it, the correct, creative language that is used in stories will have a positive influence on their language development. Teachers should, however, make a point of selecting stories that will improve various aspects of children’s language. Social and moral development A young child’s moral and social development can be promoted by guiding them towards the following: Empathy-Because young children identify with the characters in a story, they make the problems and successes of the characters their own. As a result, they learn to have empathy with the fortunes of other people. Socialisation-Story time is a group activity led by an adult. As time goes by, the young child has to learn to meet the group’s expectations, like not preventing other children from listening to the story. A child who is new to the group, or a reserved child, finds it easier to join in at story time than with other activities, because he can sit quietly and listen with everyone else, and no one will make any concrete demands on him. Values and attitudes-Stories can, without moralising, initiate young children into the norms and values of society. In addition, these children gradually learn that different people may have different attitudes and values and that these should also be respected Question 1.2 2
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