Toddler Or Preprimary Development: Personal Narrative Analysis

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Toddler or Preprimary Development As I was observing and recording this child, I noticed that something wasn 't quite right when it came to the communication aspect of the ASQ. When asked if the child was able to say four or more words I noticed that he didn 't say any words at all. He would babble and laugh but no words were used to communicate. When I asked my cooperating teacher how he verbally communicates they said that he does very good at signing. Due to my prior knowledge of child development, I realize that he was not developing at the rate other children his age were which concerned me. As a toddler his age he should be able to say at least four words even if they are hard to understand. This is untrue for this toddler which made …show more content…
For example, the child 's culture, home life, and the classroom environment. Not only is it the caregiver 's responsibility to facilitate development but it is also the parents responsibility. According to Essa & Burnham (2009), children learn best through experiences with help foster different domains of development such as cognitive, social-emotional, and language development. This is also the opinion of theorist Piaget who believes that children learn best through the world around them by creating their own understanding of the world. This helps children develop in an activist approach to learning (Essa & Burnham, 2009, pg. 101). This concept of experiencing the world can also help facilitate development of language in children who are struggling. For example, children are able to experience the world and create an understanding through labeling these things (Essa & Burnham, 2009, pg. 102). By incorporating experiences into the classroom, children are able to explore and experience different situations which will help foster development through the interactions with the teachers and other children. Parents can also help their child 's development by involving their child in their conversations and also by using rich …show more content…
For example, pretend play not only helps develop social competency but it also helps development language. By having opportunities for children to interact with each other and their teachers, children are able to be exposed to rich vocabulary and opportunities for growth. After incorporating these activities into the child 's everyday life, reevaluate after two months to see if there is any change to his expressive

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