Mahar 2nd half - Chapter 9 Infant birth to age 1 Most expensive Least available Weight is tripled Emphasis nutrition Neural shearing Synaptogenesis

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Chapter 9 Infant – birth to age 1 Most expensive Least available Weight is tripled Emphasis – nutrition Neural shearing Synaptogenesis Cephacadual Proximodistal Maturation of motor system – from gross to fine Object permanence Noam Chomsky – all children naturally possess a language acquisition device Brain development: first two years undergoes tremendous physical growth Attachment Ratio Infants – 1 to 4 Toddlers – 1 to 6 Toddler Potty training – physical readiness – wait till 1 to 2 years old Two qualities of Infant/Toddler Programs – movement and language acquisition High element of organized movement in the programs – Sets the foundation for language acquisition #1 best way to acquire language – EXPERIENCE
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#1 intellectual accomplishment of a human being – language acquisition #2 Intellectual accomplishment - Reading Infant Toddler Two major dev topics o Movement o Language acquisition – starts at age 1 Mental Age (MA) vs. Chronological Age (CA) Kindergarten – (CA) 5 Normal Classroom has a M.A span of a 5 years spread You can change mental but cannot change chronological Headstart Chapter 10 Pre School Up to 5 years – 3 to 5 years old 57% of children enrolled in preschool program Don’t need licensed teachers Major growth – more reasonable Major dev area o Fine motor skills o Readiness for learning o Language acquisition Self regulation Most important readiness skill: readiness Chapter 11 Kindergarten – 5 years
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65% full day As educators - Norm vs individual qualities – focus on NORMS for growth, language, etc “School Readiness” Readiness to learn Group dynamics – learning to work with others Develop socialization process Cultural Modes of response Imitation Imagination Interaction Foundations of Best Teaching: OK Good – vicarious experience Best – direct experience – foundation for learning Teacher talking Handouts Video Experience Books: Text – instruct/inform/teach etc. (basal readers) – teaching how to read
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Trade aka “children’s literature”– pleasure, enjoyment etc. – enjoy reading – help with vocabulary #1 approach to teaching reading – BASAL READERS a good book will always expand vocabulary
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2011 for the course EDUCATION 3161 taught by Professor Rubypeters during the Spring '11 term at Temple.

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Mahar 2nd half - Chapter 9 Infant birth to age 1 Most expensive Least available Weight is tripled Emphasis nutrition Neural shearing Synaptogenesis

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