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Consider an activity suitable for a child between 2-3 years of age. List all the materials needed for the activity and the steps by which you would introduce it to the child.

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Montessori St. Nicholas Foundation Course (Birth - 6) Unit No. 7 Assignment 7a: In the light of the discussion of sensitive periods given above, draw an annotated floor plan of an ideal room for a child of two. Consider the possibility of providing him with a low bed. What do you think would be the advantage of this? Describe how you would decorate the room. Assignment 7b:(ii) Consider an activity suitable for a child between 2-3 years of age. List all the materials needed for the activity and the steps by which you would introduce it to the child. Name: Lim C. Chong MSN Student Reference: 14789 Address: 43 Alexander Street Cockle Bay Howick AUCKLAND New Zealand Contents of Assignment 7 Contents of Assignment 7 2 Introduction 3 Assignment No: 7a 4 Introduction 4 The Environment 5 Introduction 5 The prepared environment 5 Principles for designing a child's room 6 The Room design 7 Description of the floor plan 8 Advantages and disadvantages of a low bed 8 Decorating the child's room 11 Conclusion 13 Assignment No: 7b 14 Introduction 14 Activity and materials 15 The activity 15 Benefit of learning this activity 15 The materials 15 Preparation for presentation 16 Presenting the activity 16 Conclusion 19 Objective of this assignment 19 Summary of points 19 Bibliography 20 Introduction Objective of this document Objective of this document The objective of this paper is to provide the answers for Unit 7, Assignment 7a & b(ii) of the MSN foundation course. This paper is separated into two sections. Each section title contains the Assignment number and the associated question. Document structure and conventions Presentation approach This essay is presented using the Information Mapping presentation style, which is a structured approach to documentation. The information Mapping presentation style is described in detail in the report for Assignment 1. The following conventions are applied to the text formats in this assignment: > Normal essay content in normal Arial 12 font size > " Quotes taken from text ...read more.


Wardrobe * A wardrobe or a chest of drawers, which can be easily open and shut by the child, without getting fingers trapped. A room with a view 9. Windows that provide a view to the outside of the house * It is important to have one or more windows in the room that the child can look out and into the surrounding landscape of have a view of the environment outside his room. * Windows also provide a circulation of air through the room to ensure that there is fresh air flowing through the room. Continued on next page The Room design, Continued Temperature control The child's room must not be suddenly too hot or too cold or damp, to ensure a healthy environment. In an ideal environment, the temperature in the room will automatically be adjusted or can be controlled easily to maintain a constant temperature. Use colours and natural Decorating the child's room The furniture and the physical objects provide the child with the physical equipment and tools he needs to carry out his activities. To complete the ideal environment in the child's room it needs to be appropriately decorated. Decorating a child's room to promote the a prepared and conducive environment to support his development includes: * Painting (or wall papering) the room with a pleasant but bright colour to create a "cheerful" but "restful" place * Ensuring that the room is has adequate natural and artificial light, where appropriate. * Installing curtains that are easily managed by the child which provide the ability darken the room for rest at any time of the day Interesting objects for visual stimulation Visual stimulation 10. Plants 11. Photographs 12. Paintings 13. Posters or pictures with educational topics * Plants, photographs, paintings and pictures with educational topics such as the alphabets or numbers or names of animals, can be placed around the room to provide an interesting visual stimulation for the child. ...read more.


hold the mat under the arm and the bucket on the other hand 14. Return the materials back to the cupboard but put the cleaning cloth into the laundry basket to be washed. 15. Show the child where to get another clean cloth to be placed with the other materials for his cleaning activity. 16. Ask the child to wash his hands or show him how to wash his hands after completing the activity. 17. The parent or caregiver can remind the child that he can clean his stool anytime he wants to and suggests that there may be other things in his room, like the stool, that he might want to try cleaning. Conclusion Review and summary I will conclude Assignment 7b(ii) by reviewing the objectives of the essay and summarising the points for the chosen activity. Application of principle learnt Objective of this assignment I believe that the objective of this assignment [7b(ii)] is to assess the student's level of understanding of the sensitive period and the ability to apply it in a practical manner. Summary of points I have chosen to use this activity and the way to introduce the activity, in my essay to: :) emphasize that there should be a consistency between the way in which the child is taught at home and in the classroom. :) suit the level of development in a 2-3 year old child which relevant to his sensitive period in the area of : * muscular development and coordination * development of concentration and conscious effort * the eye for detail * motivation by imitating adult activities :) introduce the awareness and the responsibility to maintain his home environment and his personal hygiene Quote from Dr. Montessori Finally, in the words of Dr. Montessori, when she emphasise the principles for parents to find the best ways for bringing up their children... "...We must support as much as possible the child's desires for activity; not wait on him, but educate him to be independent." - Montessori, The Child in the Family, The child in the family, Chapter 9, , page 57. ...read more.

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