Child Sttudies Essays

599 Words Apr 2nd, 2013 3 Pages
CHAPTER 1:
The generally accepted definition of play would include three large categories: (1) sensori-motor plays (large and small motor activity) (2) symbolic play, which involves representational abilities and includes the fantasy play of socio-dramatic play. (3) Construction play, which involves symbolic product formation.
Play is a natural activity for children, helps understand social, community and cultural work, impacts child’s social, moral& emotional development: six societal issues are technology,childhood obisitey, outdoorplay,poverty,culture,consumerism.
Cultural norms are behavior patterns or beliefs that are common among specific groups of people, such behaviors and beliefs are generally learned from parents, extended
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PARTENS CLASSIFICATION OF SOCIAL PLAY SOLITARY PLAY- child generally plays alone. PARALLE PLAY- children play independently or beside peers ASSOCIATIVE PLAY- children begin to share materials and participate in similar activities. COOPERATIVE PLAY- children participate in-group play.

CHAPTER 3:
Observation is a systematic process used to listen to and watch children in their play for the purpose of gaining information about child’s development. Pedagogical documentation involves strategies used to examine, see and understand child’s play and what the child is capable off. DIFFERENE BETWEEN TWO – ob focuses on child’s play to gain insight into the development phase and interest. Peda focuses on the child’s process of learning and child’s ideas.

Cognitive development is a field of study in neuroscience and psychology focusing on a child's development in terms of information processing, conceptual resources, perceptual skill, language learning, and other aspects of brain development and cognitive psychology compared to an adult's point of view

Proximal development is the gap between what a learner has already mastered (the actual level of development) and what he or she can achieve when provided with educational support (potential development).
Psychoanalytical beside the inherited constitution of personality, a person's development is determined by events in early childhood ,human behavior, experience, and cognition are largely determined by

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