Observing childrens play to identify interest and monitor the effectiveness of

Observing childrens play to identify interest and

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Observing children’s play to identify interest and monitor the effectiveness of the play environment Finding your inner child and enjoying the experience Leaving negative attitudes outside the front door of the service Participate in a playful manner when invited Encouraging children's efforts Encourage children to include other children in their playDue to societal expectations that families should return to return to work earlier than in previous eras, children’s services play an integral role in the development of children. Children as young as six weeks ofage may attend the service in which you work, therefore the skills to communicate effectively and participate cooperatively within the setting can be seriously tested. When very young children play, their interactions may require Educator mediation. Children need to develop a number of social skills and cooperative behaviours to be able to interact successfully with others. These relationship building skills can be learned during play (e.g. negotiation, communication, sharing, turn taking, and cooperation). An Educator may encourage sharing through play with other children. This is particularly important among only children as they have no one to share or © ACCCO 2016 CHCECE007 Learning Guide v 1.2 25
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Chapter overview Well done!!! You have finished this chapter. Read over the following to review what you’ve done so far. Answer yes or no based on whether you understand the criteria to identify if you have enough knowledge and skills. I feel I am competent in the following… Yes No Respond sensitively and appropriately to all children’s efforts to communicate (PC1.1) Engage in sustained conversations with individual children about things that interest the child (PC1.2 ) Consistently respond positively to all children who require attention (PC1.3) Sit and talk with children at mealtimes and help create a relaxed and unhurried routine (PC1.4) Participate in children’s play and using children’s cues to guide the level and type of involvement (PC2.1) Respond positively and respectfully to children’s comments, questions and requests for assistance (PC2.2) Role-model positive interactions with others (PC2.3) Effective communication techniques including verbal and non-verbal ways to show respect (KE3) Communicated positively and respectfully and interacted effectively including: - active listening (PE1a) - consideration of a child’s age, activities, interests, culture and needs (PE1b) - interpreting non-verbal cues of children (PE1c) - responding to distress in ways that meets the child’s need (PE1d) - communication of care and respect through all interactions (PE1e) If you have answered no to any of the above, you can: Re-read this chapter Talk to your colleagues and other professionals Contact your Trainer. Chapter 2 Support and respect children Outcomes
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