b. Describe the strategies the educator uses to manage the transition and support children through the change. c. How does the e ducator cater for individual children’s needs through the transition? d. Why it is important to ensure that transitions are predictable and supportive to individual children? 003 Sensory Exploration
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers. Workplace Tasks 24 Workplace Booklet: V1.3| April18 CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers Element 4 Create a healthy and safe supporting environment Element 5 Develop relationships with babies and toddlers Performance Evidence Knowledge Evidence Activity 1 To complete this task refer to Chapter 6 of your textbook ‘The Big Picture’ and Chapters 1 & 4 of your textbook ‘Birth to Big School’. Focus Child 2: Sensory Exploration According to Piaget, babies and toddlers are progressing through the sensorimotor stage of development where they make connections between experiences and explore their world through their senses and movement. This task requires you to set up a variety of open-ended materials to facilitate sensory exploration for a child under 24 months . You will then observe how your focus child responds to and explores these materials. The materials you may need to set up include: • Two large cardboard boxes or washing basket (one large enough for the child to fit into). • A piece of soft fabric (large enough to cover the larger box). • Some soft toys (teddies, animals etc.). • A couple of balls (various size and texture). Think about how you will display the materials in an aesthetically pleasing manner to invite and provoke children’s exploration. Provide a photo of the materials set up in the environment. Observe your focus child as they engage with these materials and document their responses. Take note of: • What they did with the materials. • Any language used. • Any non-verbal cues used. • How they used their different senses to explore the materials – sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell. Once you have gathered your observations of your focus child, identify the skills you saw the child using and how they used their senses to develop these skills. Document your answer on the ‘Observing Sensory Exploration’ template . IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR CHCECE005 – Provide care for babies and toddlers
CHCECE005 Provide care for babies and toddlers. Workplace Tasks 25 Workplace Booklet: V1.3| April18 Assessment tasks MUST be undertaken with actual babies and toddlers UNDER THE AGE OF 24 MONTHS in a Regulated Children’s Service.