CHILDREN reaction paper 1&2.pdf - Chapter 1 It is very interesting how the way we view children has changed so much over time as the area has

CHILDREN reaction paper 1&2.pdf - Chapter 1 It is very...

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Chapter 1- It is very interesting how the way we view children has changed so much over time, as the area has developed so much from no one caring about children or thinking they were unimportant - to us now realizing how important the initial years of our lives are and and how they will affect us in our years to come. I think it is great that we are able to incorporate learning and playing as one in the same, as it truly engages the whole mind and being thus leading to a more well rounded learning experience. As early childhood teachers, we have to work hard to find that perfect balance of playing and learning so that the children feel stimulated, yet capable, and are able to gain an ability or skill from doing such an activity. Chapter 2- This chapter was very interesting because I feel it is easy to forget that we all do not come from the same home-life, and what is normal to this person may be completely
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Unformatted text preview: different than the norm for another person or child. I have heard in some countries, that they teach the children common courtesy, to clean up after themselves, etc. basic-life skills that some may think ‘oh, well - shouldn’t they have learned that at home?’. While many may say ‘Yes’, that the child should be taught at home must also keep in mind that not EVERYONE is taught these things, for a multitude of reasons such as a lack of parental guidance, or perhaps the child never had to use “please/thank you” with their own parents, maybe they have never been to a school setting, or their culture is just all-around different. As an early childhood educator you need to be able to identify what the children know/don’t know and also be able to help encourage and teach them to continue expanding their knowledge of the world....
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  • Spring '18
  • Deborah Corbett

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