Community Child Development Center Proposal.week3.holmes.docx

This toy promotes the expansion of language depth

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This toy promotes the expansion of language, depth perception, hand-eye coordination, and special awareness. (Lowsky 2014) The reding activity will likely be the most beneficial to our children as not all parents are able to take the time to read a story to their children on a daily basis. This activity will also help all the
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COMMUNITY CENTER 5 children learn new word and the concepts behind these word as they approach school age. By incorporating Circle time also with reading time, it promotes social behaviors as well. Inevitably a child will ask a question about the story it self or the meaning of a word giving our caregivers even more opportunity to further their budding minds, or allow other children to teach each other, by asking if anyone in the class can answer the question before explaining it themselves. ROOM #3 – Early Childhood Room Interactive Music Time This activity ranging for 60 min to 90 minutes could include: instruments like tambourines to enhance hand eye coordination, clapping games, and choreographed dance sequences (I.E. "Hokey-Pokey," "Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes" or "If You're Happy and You Know It!"). Not only will this continue to promote higher cognitive abilities and coordination, like the music time for the toddler room it will also support social behaviors in between the children during clapping games, enforce sharing and taking turns with the different instruments, and further their language skills. (Hillman, Castelli, Buck 2005) Simon Says A mature child or an adult serves as Simon, who stands in front of the group and issues commands other children must follow or ignore, depending on the words 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 anyway, 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)
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COMMUNITY CENTER 6 testing a child’s ability to pay attention, remember rules and exhibit self-control — qualities that also predict academic success. (Parker-Poe 2012) Dress up Box 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.
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  • Fall '10
  • AndrewFletcher
  • Psychology, community center

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