The importance of viewing play from the child’s perspective
In early simple dramatic play, children begin to represent concrete actions they have done themselves such as eating their dinner, or seen others do such as driving a car. Moving into more complex socio-dramatic play, however, brings additional cognitive challenges that further develop thinking...
What is the significance of sleep patterns and the impact of sleep on early childhood development?
Since the days of the first “hunter-gatherers” to Oliver Twist’s heart-stopping “Please, Sir, I want some more’’(Dickens 1838) moment and on into our present day western “Master Chef”-style revitalization of the culinary arts, eating has been so much more than a basic, physical human survival need.
How can you keep from singing when the tune is engaging and fun? The stress of transition time can be eased when the instructions are sung to a familiar tune.
If children have not yet managed to cross the “centre line”– the line that runs down the middle of their bodies – then get them outside and climbing and balancing.
address what we are calling “a living model” for childhood which aims to reconsider the basic essentials that must be present for children to actively thrive.
If children arrive at school lacking the fine motor control and finger strength necessary to hold a pencil, they will struggle to master other requirements in kindergarten.
For two-year-olds, physical learning and development is closely connected to all other aspects of development and learning.