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Child development Essay Examples

Nature vs nurture

...There has always been a big debate on nature verses nurture. It is a debate that is still going on today. Many psychologist and other professions still trying make an agreement for one or the other. I believe that is it both nature and nurture because it cannot be just one overpowering the other. I believe that both nature and nurture intertwine with one another for every human since birth. Psychologists such as Erickson believed that nature determines the sequence of the stages and it sets the ...

Emergent Literacy Support in Early Childhood Education

...I also wish to thank Mr D.C. Nkosha for having inspired my interest in emergent literacy which led to my pursuing this study. I thank lecturers Mr G Tambulukani and Mr S.B. Hirst for making useful comments at various stages of the study; all lecturers on the NOMA (Norwegian Masters) Literacy Programme for sharpening my academic faculties. Special thanks go to all the participants in Kasempa and Solwezi districts who made it possible for me to undertake the study at no cost. I extend my thanks to...

Child development

...The process of birth can present various dangers to both mother and child, which is why mothers are monitored before and during birth. Most women give birth vaginally but sometimes a Caesarean Section is given. This is when an incision of approximately 20cm is made across the lower abdomen and the baby is delivered through this opening; the mother is given an anaesthetic beforehand. A Caesarean may be planned in advance, for example when a woman is carrying triplets, or may have to be carried ou...

Play activity for children

...Regardless of the activity I always adhere to The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the child act which was drawn up in 1989. The act consists of 54 articles stating that all children must be shown respect and that their well- being is the principle factor. The three main areas of this act include: · Provision (access to food, clean water, housing, education, healthcare etc.) · Protection (being safe from abuse and discrimination.) · Participation (having their views heard and partic...

Critique of a Toy

...Playing with the Lego bricks help the children develop their emotional development as the children will be anxious to build their house, car, trucks, farms and also help the child’s growth, ability to feel and express an increasing range of emotions. Play with the Lego bricks can be rewarding and promote a sense of achievement for the child as the out come of what they have built will boost their ego and self esteem and can also help to release aggression as all their energy is put into it....

Competency Statement

...Over the past seven years I have been assisting a wonderful teacher who was older and had been using the early childhood education practices she has learned thirty years ago. Last year our pre-school went through big change and we started using the Creative Curriculum which was not familiar to us at all. We have been working very hard on the new of way using age-appropriate, early childhood practices. It has been great experience for me to learn the new techniques to teach children their basic s...

Senior Project Reflective Essay

...After taking the class I am now able to work in any childcare center as an assistant teacher when I turn eighteen. I am also certified in Shaken Baby Syndrome Training. By taking this class I am now eligible to do things that I never would’ve been able to do before. I am able to pursue something I love doing and I am now ready for the challenges to come with this career. All of my initial goals were met by the time the class was over. I passed the class with 36 hours to go toward my senior pro...

The role and value of play

...Libby, Evie and Katie asked to share a dance they had learnt at school today. Mrs. Colucci found the CD player for them to use. They had fun performing their routine to an audience and added props and different costumes to wear as they repeated their performances. They add a new piece to the end and are going to show that to their teacher tomorrow. Dylan and Alfie are playing with the cars, lining them up to move around the mat to get to the garage. Toby, Sam and Ben are building a ramp over the...

FACTORS AFFECTING DEVELOPMENT: EARLY LANGUAGE STIMULATION, LITERATE COMMUNITIES AND ENVIRONMENT

...But these hindrances can be prevented if the family of the child willing to give them a quality time in spite of many obstructions they has besides it is their responsibility to their children, they should give them a positive communication by talking to them often, reading them a story or giving them an activities that will help to develop their language and literacy. While when the children interact in the surroundings, family should guide them and know the limitation of their child on who the...

Children and Young People Development

...Occupational Therapist’s (OT) asses and treat physical and psychiatric conditions using specific activities to prevent disability and promote independence in daily life. They work with a wide range of people including children and young people to support them to overcome their disability. OT will work with children who have been given a diagnosis and will implement strategies which will support the child become part of the child’s daily tasks. They deliver support to children with diagnosis...

Key Aspects of PIES in Different Life Stages

...With all aspects of development in older age there are both positive and negative aspects to emotional development. In many societies the knowledge and understanding of old age is respected so those persons they that they are making a contribution to their communities. If this not the case it can make people feel that they just a burden. Many older people are pleased to have more free time and are able to spend their retirement visiting family and friends and having time with their hobbies. Old...

Observation Guide: Observation Assignment

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Compare and contrast Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s theories of cognitive development in children

...Overall, there are differences between the Piaget’s theories and Vygotsky’s theories but in some point there were similarities. For instance, Vygotsky focused mainly in socio- cultural suggesting that where the child grows has vital role on his cognitive development. Whereas, Piaget’s theory were more related to schemas and stages of cognitive development which Piaget suggested that they were universal. But both agreed that language is important and that teacher were important for child...

Theories of Child Development

...Psychology, Cheltenham, Nelson Thornes Ltd Boyd, D & Bee, H (2014) The Developing Child, Thirteeth edition, Edinburgh, Pearson Education Ltd. Aldridge, J, Goldman, R 2007 Excerpt from Current Issues and Trends In Education, p. 96-99.Pearson Allyn Bacon Prentice Hal, Merrill, an imprint of Pearson Education Inc. available at: http://www.education.com/reference/article/child-development-changing-theories/ accessed on 07/03/2014, Updated on Dec 8, 2010. Wankat, P, Orevicz, F (1993) Teaching Eng...

Multiculturalism in Early Childhood Education

...It is also essential that a multicultural education, from pre-school onwards permeates the whole curriculum. It is inadequate to commit a component regularly reputed to be ‘ethnic studies’ to a corner of the syllabus or to a half hour period for every week. Most desirable is that interpersonal relations ought to be passed on by long-term and rational modeling and that knowledge gained ought to be by first-hand experience. Important implications need to be addressed before infusing it into th...

Legal and Ethical Issues in Childcare

...•The child has a right to confidentiality so do not disclose this information to anyone but the relevant authorities •As soon as possible document the conversation you had with the child as accurately as possible •If the child has questions and you do not have the answers tell them so – it is ok not to know all the answers just because you are an adult c)Outline the process to follow for reporting a child at risk as per the relevant policy and procedure. •As soon after the disclosure a...

Stages of Human Development: Early Childhood

...Chaloux, S. (2014). Ten Characteristics of Early Childhood Development. Retrieved from Demand Media Web site: http://everydaylife.globalpost.com/ten-characteristics-early-childhood-development-5014.html Cherry, K. (2014). Erikson's Theory of Psychosocial Development. Retrieved from Psychology.About.com: http://psychology.about.com/od/psychosocialtheories/a/psychosocial.htm Cherry, K. (2014). Piaget's Stages of Cognitive Development. Retrieved from Psychology.About.com: http://psychology.about.co...

Understand Children and Young Person’s Development

...Record keeping is an important key role and the main aspect is to assist planning and set future learning goals to the learner. Records may contain learner’s information as well as teacher’s observation on the learner’s performance. They need to continually reassess to meet changing needs, e.g. personal situations may change and they may need to be considered to assist the learner to complete their studies/training. Records can also assist the teacher or college to evaluate the teaching pr...

The Nature of Development

...6. In Chapter 1, Santrock indicated that something be done to improve the education of our children is a contemporary concern. He continues to sayalso says that the biological, cognitive, and socioemotional areas of development are all interrelated and cannot be separated. (a) Reflect on your educational experiences and identify three suggestions for improving the educational opportunities of our children. (b) Based on the interrelatedness of all areas of development, defend the perspective that...

Developmental Paper

...In order to be happy with someone else, it is vital that she become happy with herself. 7. Caroline loves to read and with this passion for books I would strongly suggest investing in self-help books that will mentally stimulate her to building a strong, happy inner self. There are so many self-help books that caters to every type of inner self difficulty and roads to self-discovery. Sometimes simply finding a book that speaks directly to your soul can bring some of the most healing and freedom....

Four planes of development age 6 to 12 by Dr. Maria Montessori.

...Our aim therefore is not merely to make the child understand, and still less to force him to memorise, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his inmost core.” (To educate the human potential, pg. 15) “It has been found that during this period, the child can submit to the mental work necessary in schools. He understands what a teacher says and he has enough patience to listen and to learn. During this whole period, he is constant in his work, as well as strong in health. It is ...

The different areas of learning and development

...And which ingredients they think is important (e.g. flour and eggs when it comes to baking) This is a good way of practitioners helping to enforce and support the children’s sustained shared thinking as they are using their own brain to think and are able to work out in their minds what's needed. According to Penny Tassoni (page 243) “sustained shared thinking could be thought of as an extended conversation with children that helps them to develop their ideas, while chatting to children can ...

Understand the pattern of development that would normally be expected for children and young people from birth to 19 years

...Other cultures have restrictions on children’s freedom, this can effect the child’s development. Social development is important as negative effects on this may result in poor development in this area. If the family give less time to activities which aid a child’s development this will cause a negative effect. Communication, like hearing problems or a child who is tounge tied, these children may find it hard to express themselves and have difficulties in learning to read or write. It is im...

Developmental need of children from ages 0-8 years

...Within the first few months of an infant’s life they will show many expressions and shall be able to identify their mother and fathers voice. They thrive through interaction and are very trusting and they enjoy the contact with others. By the time a child is a year old it will be used to familiar faces and will become extremely wary of unfamiliar faces and may become distressed in their company. They also imitate the feelings of other people not knowing the reason why they are copying their re...

The Importance of Early Formal Education

...In addition, children will become increasingly interested in and motivated toward their surrounding world because they are gaining more knowledge at early stage in preschool or kindergarten. Moreover, children open their minds in friendship while they are playing with each other day by day at school. However, parents who choose to place their child in education should be cautioned on a few things. Psychologists say that children should only attend part time. This is because it is important that ...

Leadership Interview Paper

...Ms. explained how her children were reluctant in taking on leadership roles within her company. I relate this to the teachings in the Re-Imagine video. The video posed the question what prevents you from thinking of yourself as a leader? Her children believe that culturally older and more experienced people hold leadership positions. As the video states this can be somewhat intimidating. However, they were exposed to leaders and advocates as young children. Thus, it did not take long for them to...

Reflective Statements of Competence: Competency

...I can only hope that my passion and love for caring and educating young children encourages others to find out what they’re truly passionate about, gain an education, and pursue what they love to do. I don’t think there is an occupation more fulfilling or gratifying than this. My deepest desire is to make a difference in the lives of the families and children I care for and pray that they go on to live happy, healthy, successful lives; partly due to the early educational foundation I had a h...

Developmentally appropriate practice

...A play based activity that could support a child development could be having a water table set up, with different rubber fishes. The plan would be to give the children play fishing pole to try and catch fish. The cognitive part would be to identify what color fish and how many fish they caught. They would be using physical development by applying there fine motor skills, because they would be trying to maneuver the fishing poles in such ways to catch a fish. It will also allow them to interact ...

Penn foster study guide

...As you read the chapters within those parts, you’ll discover the following features: Chapter introductions, which provide overviews Chapter outlines, which identify key topics Sections titled “In This Chapter You’ll Discover,” which provide a list of things you should learn in the chapter  Marginal links that connect key content to the National  Association for the Education of Young Children early childhood program standards Your examples should be descriptions of specific incide...

Case of Genie

...They have learned that there are critical periods for brain development. They discovered that parents fill a vital role in the development of their child’s brain through their interactions with the child.Parents and caregivers must provide proper stimulation to help develop connections. Scientists believed that children's brains were predetermined to a great extent in terms of how they would develop. However, scientists now know that an infant's experiences help determine how connections are f...

School and Communities

...Catsambis, S., & Garland, J. E. (1997). Parental involvement in students' education during middle school and high school (CRESPAR Report 18). Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University. ED423328. http://www.csos.jhu.edu/crespar/Reports/report18entire.htm Center for Mental Health in Schools. (1999a). Expanding educational reform to address barriers to learning: Restructuring student support services and enhancing school community partnerships. Los Angeles, CA: Center for Mental Health in Schools...

Tuning in for Direct Observation with Child C

...The timescale for counselling was between 4 and 6 sessions. The tools that I employed included play therapy, art therapy techniques, worksheets focusing on establishing a therapeutic and structured discussion. Child C seemed to enjoy the sessions and engaged well. The desired outcome is to support Child C in developing a rapport with an adult and gaining an understanding of protective behaviours and the support network Child C has around him, to enable him to deal with difficult situations in th...

Appaloosa County Day Care Center, Inc.

...a. Identify the direct costs associated with each service or program. Labor cost is associated with each service and program. Food cost is associated to the kitchen area but indirect to the end services. b. Which costs would be organization-sustaining costs? Provide an argument for or against assigning these costs to services or programs. Organization-sustaining costs include depreciation, building insurance and interest expense on mortgage debt. Both ACDC and tenant use the facility and should ...

Erikson’s psychosocial development theory

...Coon, D. (2006). Psychology: A journey. Mason, OH: Thomson Wadsworth. Gerrig, R. J., & Zimbardo, P. G. (2005). Psychology and life. Boston, MA: Pearson Education. Van Wagner, K. (2007). Erik Erikson biography. Retrieved February 18, 2008, from http://psychology.about.com/od/profilesofmajorthinkers/p/bio_erikson.htm. Van Wagner, K. (2007). Erikson's theory of psychosocial development. Retrieved February 23, 2008, from http://psychology.about.com/od/theoriesofpersonality/a/psychosocial.htm. Wo...

Infancy and Early Childhood Development Paper

...Berger, K.S. (2011). The developing person through the life span (8th ed). Retrieved from the University of Phoenix eBook Collection Database. Grisham-Brown, J. (2009). Early childhood development. Influences of early childhood development. Retrieved from http://www.education.com/reference/article/early-childhood-development/ on April 4, 2014, Gurian, A. (2011). Parenting styles/children’s temperaments: the match. Retrieved from http://www.aboutourkids.org/articles/parenting_styleschildren039s...

Bruces 10 Principles

...This essay has looked at how Tina Bruce’s Ten Bedrock Principles have influenced the core value statements in Ireland. It has shown that even though the wording may differ in both, they both see the child as being an active learner and having the right to make decisions and errors. All learning in the early childhood care and education sector in Ireland should be child centred. Both the core value statement and Bruce’s ten principles see others including parents, guardians and family as help...

Infant Observation

...By observing Infant SG, I realized that although the parents were showing a lot of love and compassion by holding SG they also may have deferred some of her motor skills. A child must be given the opportunity to build strength and explore their environment. It seemed that they were “suffocating” her in a way. Not allowing her to develop as quickly. Which is not necessarily a bad thing because she’s a baby, but according to the textbook SG seems to be a little slow in the developmental proc...

Child Development Holistic

...I would need extra help, and I would change an age of children because some children were waiting for others. And also If I will have another chance to do it again I would do it in different time of the day (straight away in the morning), because in my opinion TC was tired and was hard to make him pay attention sometimes. I should have done my narrative earlier instead of doing it near the end of the play activity. I would recommend to do more play activity's cause it's a great way to develop al...

Gesell's Concept of Maturation

...Current concepts of maturation focus on models in which each stage of a developmental process is defined not only by innate characteristics but also by increased receptivity (or "readiness") toward certain environmental factors. (Gale Group, 2001.)Age normsOne of the most frequently cited criticisms of Gesells concept of maturation has to do with his manner of presenting age norms. He implies too much uniformity and gives no idea on how much variation can be expected at any given age. His norms ...


FAQ about Child development


❓ How children development is influenced by many factors

...Although some children in care have no developmental issues, many do. The lack of family stability and moving from one carer to another can have a negative affect on a child’s social, emotional and behaviour development and cause problems with thei ...

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