Community Child Development Center Proposal.Week5.Final.Holmes-Morgan.docx

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but encourage children to interact with each other through the inclusion of instruments. This activity will support social behaviors in between the children during clapping games, enforce sharing and taking turns with the different instruments, and further their language skills when learning new songs. (Marsh 2015) The classic game of Simon Says is another feature in this age group that would be included. In order to facilitate the playing of this game one of the more mature children or an adult would serve as Simon, standing in front of the group to issue the commands other children must follow or ignore, depending on the words the person acting Simon uses when he issues the command. If Simon says, “Simon says” before the command, the players must follow those directions. Those who don’t are out. If Simon delivers the command without the directive and players follow the command, those players are out. A growing body of research suggests that playing certain kinds of childhood games may be the best way to increase a child’s ability to do well in school, Variations on games like Freeze Tag and Simon Says require relatively high levels of executive function (Parker-Poe 2012). This game is testing a child’s ability to pay attention, remember rules and exhibit self-control — qualities that also predict academic success (Parker-Poe 2012). Thus, promoting the skills, they will need in school and later in life.
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COMMUNITY CENTER 7 The other proposed expense for this room would be some type of dress up box, to save costs since the purchase of instruments would also be needed, the outfits could be purchased second hand. This box would include many different costumes that mimic different professions, animals, imaginary beings and super heroes. Piagent’s theory suggests that during this stage of development children may not have the ability to understand all of the properties of classes, have transudative reasoning, and be driven by egocentrism. The best way to transition the through this period is to let them “try on” other personas. Effectively putting themselves in someone else’s shoes. (Mossler 2014) The addition of a dress up box allows the children to role play together and explore working through different types of scenarios. All of the activities in this room are designed for all the children to be able to play together without drawing attention to the varying culture, gender or education differences. Because this age is just beginning to look for differences among themselves (i.e. why is child A darker than me, why does child B have red hair) it is important that we create a place where they can all feel equal and still participate in learning activities (Mossler 2014). That is why we feel it is important to include as many inclusive activities as possible.
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COMMUNITY CENTER 8 ROOM #4 – Middle/Late Childhood Room The children in this age group have already begun to form logical thought process and it is our duty to continue that development. Bearing that in mind, this room will feature more collaborative games and learning opportunities to enhance the process that will continue to promote cognitive and social learning.
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