By Audrey Curtis

ISBN-10: 0203131762

ISBN-13: 9780203131763

ISBN-10: 0203283783

ISBN-13: 9780203283783

ISBN-10: 0415139767

ISBN-13: 9780415139762

First released in 1986, this e-book has been greatly influential within the education improvement of early years staff. This new version has been totally revised to take account of adjustments within the nationwide Curriculum, the book of the government's 'desirable results' assertion for the under-fives, and the creation of NVQ's in baby care and schooling. the hot version additionally comprises sections on:* the consequences of developmental psychology at the early years curriculum* operating with two-year-olds on self-awareness and social abilities* constructing verbal exchange, motor, analytical and challenge fixing talents* fostering aesthetic and inventive understanding* play and the educational setting* record-keeping and evaluate* regarding mom and dad* continuity from pre-schooling to statutory education.

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What are the main skills and concepts that children can develop during the preschool years with regard to body and sensory awareness? 1. Knowledge of the names of various parts of the body. 2. g. food intake and elimination. 3. g. different coloured hair and eyes, different height, all human beings have physical characteristics in common. 4. g. most human beings can walk and jump but none can fly. However, some children at this age 40 Personal and social competence find it difficult to accept their limitations compared with adults and other children.

G. recalling and anticipating events, learning to find things in the classroom. These key experiences provide the framework for planning and evaluating activities and enable the staff to guide children from one learning experience to another. It is a child-centred approach that ensures that children are making choices and decisions about what they will do, while the adults play a guiding, supportive role. Curriculum in the early years 25 The sessions are organised for both small- and large-group activities and include both snack time and tidy-up time, the latter being an important part of the child’s learning process.

Understanding of the body’s limitations, that it can become tired, sick, and so on. The development of self-awareness is more than just understanding the development of bodily and sensory awareness skills. There is another aspect which is related to the emotions and inner experiences. For many years, influenced by the findings of Piaget, it was argued that young children are egocentric and therefore unable to take another person’s point of view. Later research has suggested that this may not be so, an approach which has confirmed the feelings of many workers with young children who have long felt that three- and four-year-old children display feelings of empathy and understanding towards other children and adults.

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