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

Community center 4 we would like to include a toy in

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COMMUNITY CENTER 4 We would like to include a toy in this room from Hape Toys. The E1810 country critters play cube, this play cube is made sturdy wood with non-toxic painted detail. It features multiple kinds of play, including a bead maze, ball run, shape sorter, beehive turner, and animal maze. It will also be able to serve as a stabilization tool for the children learning to stand and walk. This toy will assist in developing fine motor skills and logical thinking and will also help the children to recognize shapes and colors while providing a sturdy furniture piece to help them learn to stand as they will be drawn to the activities offered (Church 2018). By including nursery rhyme time and the play cube for the Infant Room we are promoting education in two different but valuable ways. Nursery rhyme time promotes cognitive development through interactions with the helpers while the play cube promotes independent learning through the child’s own learning processes. At this early stage it is important to provide as many learning opportunities as possible and provide different ways for every child to flourish. Development is rapid in the first few stages of life and it is vital to use the time as productively as possible. By incorporating fun speech patterns to engage the children through rhyme time not only are we promoting budding language skills we are also providing infants with facial cues that will help when they begin to actively socialize. While many of these children will likely be talked to at home as well as in our care, for those who are being raised in a single parent household, or even a dual parent household where both parents work, our caregivers may provide the most contact these children will receive (Sample 2014). ROOM #2 – Toddler Room For this age group more, interactive learning opportunities will be provided. The first being music time. This activity will consist of age appropriate songs played for 30-60 minutes while promoting our mobile toddlers to dance and sing. Encouraging additional types of movement beyond just running and jumping can also help develop children’s cognitive abilities, while also encouraging them to learn about the new and different ways their bodies can move (Hillman, Castelli, Buck 2005). In a 2005 study of
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COMMUNITY CENTER 5 Illinois children, researchers found that aerobic fitness, usually a result of being more physically active, was positively associated with cognitive function (Hillman, Castelli, Buck 2005). In addition to this enhancing cognitive function it would also lay the foundations for furthering coordination and balance. The other activity that we would like to highlight would be reading time. Spending time reading a book or story while the children lay down for nap time, sit in a circle with their favorite stuffed animal or to wind down at the end of play time. Reading to young children is proven to improve and help along the process of cognitive development. Cognitive development is the emergence of the ability to think and
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