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Children’s physical development is not just a matter of biology. It is a process fueled by experience and opportunity. As an early educator, you promote physical development by giving children chances to use their large and small muscles and build their coordination.
- Physical development skills
- Latest research on physical development in children
- Equipment and strategies to promote physical development in children.
Advance teacher physical development competence by using a variety of developmentally appropriate equipment, learning experiences, and strategies, to promote physical development of young children.
Creativity involves generating novel ideas in alternative, previously unimagined ways, and it engages curiosity, risk taking, and imagination. Creative behavior must be original, relevant, fluent (occurs frequently and with ease) and flexible (uses nontraditional approaches) (Isenberg & Jalongo, 2010).As an early educator, your job is to discover and nurture the creativity in every child so that they grow t be creative problem-solvers. In her article, "Your Creative Brain at Work," Evangelia Chrysikou (2012, p.26) explains that "innovation matters in an enormous variety of professions. The contributions of Creative thought can directly translate into career advancement as well as financial rewards. In an unfavorable economic climate, raising your creative game may even mark the difference between survival and failure.”
Chrysikou adds that for many years, we thought that creativity was rare -- a gift that only a lucky few of us possessed. True, we are naturally drawn to children who paint realistically, sing with perfect pitch, or dance with grace and flexibility. However, the figures in some children's paintings are unrecognizable. Some children sing off-key and move with less grace. Nonetheless, these children are learning to experiment, risk failure, try new things, and think with flexibility and originality. Although your role is not to be a "talent scout," you can foster every child's creativity--regardless of its perceived degree--in your early childhood setting (Isenberg & Jalongo, 2010).
- Difference between imaginative and non imaginative materials
- Dramatic play
- Creativity through music and dance
- Creativity through art
- Stages of art development
Learn how to Use a variety of developmentally appropriate learning experiences and teaching strategies for children to explore music, movement, and the visual arts and to develop and express their individual creative abilities
Challenging behaviour is any form of behaviour that interferes with children's learning or normal development ; is harmful to the child, other children or adults; or puts a child in a high risk category for later social problems or school failure.
- Definition of behavior and misbehavior
- Causes of disruptive behavior
- Five facts about behavior management
- Strategies to promote positive behaviour
- Responding to challenging behavior
- Tips to improve child behavior
Learn how to direct children's behavior and when to intervene for children with persistent challenging behavior.