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The developing child in an early years setting.

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´╗┐Amna Gul D1 At 4 years old children will make up their own games and play the way they want without help from adults. An example of this is role play. In my placement I saw that children would usually go to the role play area and make up their own scenarios. For example sometimes they would role play walking around with dolls and playing dress up. Whilst they are doing the role play they communicate with each other both verbally and non verbally. This can lead to the child becoming more confident within the class and with other children and staff. Another milestone that children reach by four years is being able to communicate feelings and wishes. They are usually able to tell the practitioner how they feel whether they are happy or upset. This was commonly seen in placement as children would always tell the practitioners how they felt, e.g. a little girl who was quite excited at her new wellies that her mum brought her. She showed them to every staff member and friends. D2 At the age of five children are now more confident and secure. They usually have quite high self-esteem. Examples of independence that five year olds show can be dressing up. ...read more.


This can have a positive impact on the child?s development as they will have a responsibility to look after the pet, which they may take and pride in. Also as it belongs to them they will more likely take better care of it. This can affect their development as they will properly talk to their pet and if it?s a dog take it for walks, where they can show it to others. Also they may use it as a starting point for a conversation with their friends or teacher?s. A practitioner can use this as a talking point during circle time. The practitioner can call the child in front of the class and get the child to talk about their new pet, and answer some questions. This can make the child feel included as it is their pet. Furthermore the practitioner can include the other children by getting them to talk about pets that they may have, or if they do not have any, ask them what kind of pet they would like. This can be beneficial to the child?s social development as they will all be talking about their pet, and really listening to what the other child has to say. ...read more.


This can help the children as they are aware of what is happening as they are familiar with the routine. This allows them to freely explore their surroundings and familiarise themselves with everyone. This can lead to learning opportunities for the children, because if they are free and confident then they are more likely to learn along the way. This has been proven by many studies that have supported the idea that children learn through play. ?? children are more willing to participate?? (http://EzineArticles.com 16/1/10) Care routines are also important for children who have special education needs, such as autism. Studies have shown that children who have autism are more likely to respond and have a better day if the activities are organised. It has been shown that children with autism react badly when routine is changed. Therefore it is important for care routines to be upheld. Another reason is that if there is a routine in the day, then the day will be more organised and so it is better for both staff and children. As the day will be less stressful and more enjoyable ________________ 1. http://ezinearticles.com (6-01-2010) ?? children are more willing to participate?? 2. Cohen, L. Manion, L. Morrison, K. (2007) Research Methods in Education. 6th Edition, Routledge, Abington, Oxon. 3. Certificate Child Care and Education 2nd edition , Penny Tassoni ________________ ful and more enjoyable. ...read more.

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