Eymp 2 Promote Learning and Development in the Early Years Essay

950 Words Nov 18th, 2013 4 Pages
Promote Learning and Development in the Early Years
1.1 Explain each of the areas of learning and development and how these are interdependent. The EYFS sets out seven areas of learning and development, all of which are important and interconnected. There are three prime areas which are important for firing children’s curiosity and enthusiasm, as well as helping them form relationships. The prime areas are:
Communication and Language
Physical Development
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
The three prime areas are the foundation for successful learning in the four specific areas of learning and development and are strengthened and applied. The specific areas are:
Literacy
Mathematics
Understanding the
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• Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
• Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.”
All seven areas of learning and development are interlinked; planning an activity to support one area will overlap into some of the other areas. A simple activity such as a jigsaw puzzle can support communication and language, listening to instructions, describing, naming things in the picture; physical development, developing hand / eye co-ordination and fine motor skills by manoeuvring pieces into position; PSED, develop confidence in their own achievements; mathematics, developing problem solving skills.
If one area is neglected this is likely to cause problems in other areas later. For example if personal social and emotional development were not well supported children may find it hard to concentrate, play with others and…

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