GOOD HYGIENE PRACTICES
Cathy Rowlands 24th may 2008 Good hygiene practices Children's immune systems are still developing and they are prone to picking up infections and becoming ill. By using good hygiene practices you can minimise the chances of a child becoming ill. To avoid infection Always wash hands after using the toilet (ensure children know how to wash and dry hands correctly), changing nappies, handling animals and before preparing food Used nappies should be double bagged before being disposed of. Soiled clothing should be rinsed if possible (disinfecting sink etc afterwards) and double bagged for the parent to take home and wash -parent should be notified of what is on the clothing. Cover mouths when coughing and sneezing, tissues should be disposed of in the bin -and not placed back into pockets. Use disposable gloves when dealing with cuts and grazes, and cover them if appropriate. Follow food hygiene practices (see separate sheet) If handling animals, don't allow them to lick children's faces, and ensure hands are washed afterwards. Gardens and sandpits should be safeguarded against contamination from animal faeces. HIV and AIDS HIV cannot be transmitted through casual contact in a childcare setting. Sneezing, coughing, hugging, or touching cannot spread the HIV virus. Parents worry about accidents and fights, but fresh blood-to-blood contact among children is extremely
Don't Assume You Know Your Kids.
Comparative Analysis Essay Eng. 101 10a.m. MWF October 24, 2003 Don't Assume You Know Your Kids Two boys go to the same school; they are in the same grade, taking the same classes, similar in age, and live with the rest of their family. They lead what any person would consider the "average teenage life." On no particular day, both boys wake up, get ready for school, and go about their "normal" morning routine. However, today one of them decided that instead of taking his math book, he would take a 9mm handgun and a lot of ammunition. He gets to school, shoots, and kills eleven innocent students along with one teacher. Now what reason could this "average teenager" have had to commit such a horrific crime? A huge factor would be the difference in having parents who are involved in a child's life versus parents who are simply bystanders. Although on the outside two teenagers might seem to be going through the same "normal phases," the type of parenting they have at home makes them entirely separate from one another. In the movie About a Boy, Marcus's mother, Fiona, walks him to school and tells him she loves him. She says to him, "You're you, not a sheep," reminding him that he is an individual rather than a cookie cutout of everyone else. This sort of parenting makes an adolescent strong and independent. When a parent takes the time to ask questions and get to know their
Whose Life Is It Anyway? Characters.Ken Harrison Richard Dreyfuss
Whose Life Is It Anyway? Characters. Ken Harrison Richard Dreyfuss Dr.Emmerson John Cassettes Dr.Scott Christine Lahti Mr.Hill Bob Balaban Judge Wyler Kenneth McMillan Joey Kaki Hunter John Thomas Carter Rodriguez Alba Oms Pat Janet Eilber Summary. Ken Harrison is a sculptor, who gets badly injured in a car accident, he is then paralysed from the neck down, making him totally reliant on others (his girlfriend, Pat, and doctors) to care and look after him. Ken loves and is dedicated to his job and is very strong-minded and passionate. He is then unable to care for himself and is entirely dependent on doctors and people around him. Key Issues. * Does Ken have a right to die? Ken feels his life isn't worth living due to what he has to put up with and how he is limited to what he van actually do. Why should he have to live a life he doesn't want to? When he makes decisions, no-one listens to him, he feels like they should be living his life instead of him, because he never gets a say, in what happens around him or to him. * The role of the doctor. Even though Dr.Emmerson felt like he was constantly fighting against Ken, I think he always had Ken's best interests in mind. He never thought about how he, himself, would come out at the end of it all. Even though Ken really badly wanted to do something, Dr.Emmerson and Dr.Scott didn't let him do it
How Does Day Care Impact Children's Cognitive Development?
How Does Day Care Impact Children's Cognitive Development? Cognitive development is most often tested through IQ tests. It is widely agreed that stimulation and a secure base for exploration is vital for good cognitive development. If the staff at the day care centre do not provide stimulation and instead reward quiet behaviour, and passivity, then the child is likely to fall behind in cognitive development. (Bryant et al al 1980) Brooks-Gunn's study supported this also, and said that if the mother went to work before the child was one, then cognitive development could be hindered. However, subsequent studies disagree. Anderson conducted a study in 1992 in Sweden and concluded that children with the highest cognitive development were those who entered day care before the age of 1. Those with the lowest cognitive development did not have any day care at all. However Sweden is renowned for low staff-child ratios in day care centres and is unlike most other places. This means the results cannot necessarily be applied elsewhere, but also stresses how important the quality of day care is. Some believe that there is no difference at all in children's cognitive development whether or not they have experienced day care. Harvey agreed with this after her recent study of 6000 children in 1999. She also said that more important than the fact that the child goes into day care
Who and what were pirates?
Pirates By: Kristi Bryson Who and what were pirates? That seems like a silly question. Everyone knows what pirates were, they were rough, nasty men with big hats, black beards, parrots, eye-patches, and sailed around in fabulous ships with lots of masts and cannons, yelling foul-mouthed oaths and annihilating everyone who got in their way. Those ideas are more of less true, but it's only half the story. There have been pirates around as long as there have been boats and there are even pirates today. The main centuries of piracy were the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. In this essay, I'm going to discuss the evolution and stereotypical image of pirates throughout historical times from fairy tales to the nasty modern pirates. The sixteenth century is the birth of the pirate's signature. The perception of pirates is sea robbers and gangs of lawless men, due to the fact of the life at home to the life in piracy. Life at home included plagues, hard work on the land, harsh punishment and strict laws while life at sea consists of freedom, fresh air and wealth. The reason that pirates are mostly tough, rowdy, brutal and mercilessly cruel but that was only because they had one dream in the back of their mind; they wanted to become rich as quickly as possible. Most pirates, also known as buccaneers, attacked every ship that they saw, except for ships of their own
Practical Life Exercises And Why They Are Attractive To Children
Practical Life Exercises And Why They Are Attractive To Children The founder of the Montessori method of education was Dr Montessori M. She was born in Italy on 31st august 1870 and became the 1st woman doctor in her country's history. She was one of the most influential pioneers in early childhood education. Maria Montessori has taught us much about educating the child. Her work has been documented and studied over the last hundred years. Her insights into the child have been proven correct or greatly considered as a means to develop, inspire and challenge our youth. But let us not forget that Maria Montessori method was about the total child's mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual development. Dr.Montessori's research: The first school established by Dr.Montessori in San Laronco was known as Casa dei Bambini or children's house and it was set up in 1907. It was followed by others in Italy and other countries. In Casa Dei Bambini Dr.Montessori discovered a world within the child. It is this discovery that has made her famous, not her method. Dr.Montessori changed the whole concept about the child. She realized that the child knew more than it actually looked like he knew. She noticed what makes the child happy and what makes him sad. What kind of things give him pleasure and what things make him feel disturbed. She realized that a child from the age of 0-6 years
Emotional Development Emotional development the development of a child's emotions. Children need to learn how to control their emotions in order to be acceptable within the community that they live. Emotional development is linked with other areas, but particularly social development. Positive and negative emotions Every one experiences both positive and negative emotions and these feelings can often get mixed up. Positive emotions e.g. happiness, joy, pleasure, love and excitement, need to be encouraged. Negative emotions, e.g. anger, hate, guilt, jealousy and impatience should be controlled. All these emotions are going to be felt at some time and the child needs to learn how to control these feelings. Parents or carers should be aware that children should be allowed to express these emotions through play so that they can experience positive and negative feelings. Parents or carers should provide opportunities for their child to play in this way, as it will encourage him or her independence. The child's personality The child's personality develops gradually over a long period of time-up to five years. Babies and young children under the age of two years think that they are the most important person, and that everything and everybody revolves around them After the age of two years, children begin to respond to those around them. They start to care for younger
Comparing and Contrasting 'Miniver Cheevy' to 'The Average'.
Comparing and Contrasting 'Miniver Cheevy' to 'The Average' We can compare and contrast the two poems 'Miniver Cheevy' and 'The Average' several ways. Although the poems have their differences we can also find many similarities in them. In both poems each boy is affected greatly by his parents, however, they are affected in extremely different ways. They are treated entirely differently causing them to be affected, or brought up incredibly differently. 'The Average' states, "His peasant parents killed themselves with toil to let their darling leave a stingy soil..." From this we see how dearly his parents loved him. They worked so hard while he was a child just so that their he would be able to get a profession that didn't require physical labor and at the same time brought him a lot of money, "shallow breathing and grow rich." In 'Miniver Cheevy' however, its says "...child of scorn....wept that he was ever born, and he had reasons." This clearly tells us that he was not raised like the child from 'The Average'. It is telling us that he was a child of rebuke, and he must not have had a good childhood because he had many reasons that he wished he were never even born. Both boys feel as if they are lost in their worlds, or like they don't belong in the life they are living. In 'Miniver Cheevy' he longs for a different life. He wishes he could live in the past, "Miniver
Focused area of research Physical development through indoor and outdoor play
Physical development through indoor and outdoor play- Focused Area of Research For my focused area of research I have decided to explore physical development as Emily enjoys many physical activities such as; running, jumping, catching, hopping, walking etc. She enjoys playing outside as much as she likes to play indoors which means that her fine motor skills and gross motor skills are equally balanced. When she is inside playing she gets pleasure from playing on her own using her manipulative, imaginative and creative skills. When she's outside she likes playing with friends and using her social skills. On the whole she has no trouble in using these skills. What is Physical Play? Physical play is what a child does every second of its waking life. This play helps a child to learn about the world and the concepts of it. In addition, it helps a child to grasp how to use its fine and gross motor skills, which is understandably important as these skills help a child form into, an adult. A child doesn't have a natural understanding of its gross and fine motor skills and needs its parents to show encouragement. It is important a parent gives their child opportunities to use these skills, such as; providing toys, playing with them, demonstrating, and taking them into environments where other children are. If parents don't do this then the child is likely to be; shy, under -
Unit 2:promoting health and well-being
3Definitions of Health:- People's attitude can be shown differently towards health; lots of things in life can affect a person's opinion about it. There are several different ways of thinking about health and well-being: * A person's health and well-being can be described as the absence of physical illnesses, disease and mental distress. This is a negative definition of health and well-being. * The health and well-being of a person can be described as the achievement and maintenance of their physical fitness and their mental stability. This is a positive definition of health and well-being. * Health and well-being can be a result of a combination of PIES; Physical, Intellectual, Emotional, and Social factors. This is a holistic definition of health and well-being. The book 'Health & Social Care for GCSE, by Mark Walsh, published by Collins' states that 'there are many different views about what health means. Chinease or Indian cultures, for example, adopt very different approaches to health and the causes of ill-health from medical approach typically used in Western societies such as the United Kingdom.' This shows that different cultures percieve health in different ways. Using the information that this book provides 'a negative view of health is based on not being or feeling unwell' and a 'positive view of healthinvolves identifying the qualities and abilities that a