The Developmental Milestones Posters are from 2 months old to 2 years old and have the milestones for each age group in the Social/Emotional, Cognitive, Language, and Physical Development domains. These are great to display within the learning environment or to use as a reference.
Developmental milestones are behaviours or physical skills seen in infants and children as they grow and develop.
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Australia is a free book gifting program. Each month children who are registered will receive free age-appropriate books till the age of five years old.
Art enjoys a highly significant space in early childhood learning programmes for the way it promotes a variety of learnings. Both as a process and product, art helps improve creativity, cognition, social skills and emotional expression in children. If you are involved in the planning or implementation of art-based play and learning in young children, here is a bit more on the different stages of child art development.
Children’s early experiences consist of interactions with parents, other family members, Educators and teachers as well as their environment. Due to the rapid nature of brain development in early childhood, the quality of early experiences deeply impacts their emerging selfhood and how they respond to the world around them for the rest of their life. This can be broadly thought to constitute the core of their social and emotional development and here is how it is linked to the EYLF.
Physical development includes not just the increase in length, height and weight of the child but also the size of organs as well as the development of various reflexes, motor skills, sensations and perceptions. Here is a brief overview of ways in which physical development in the first five years can be linked to EYLF.
Brain development is directly related to cognitive development which describes how a child’s intellect grows and includes thinking, learning and problem-solving skills. The following article provides information on the fundamental cognitive milestones of brain development (6 months to 2 years), nature or nurture in brain development, the importance of nutrition in brain development and activities to promote brain development.
It is not uncommon for educators to confide that transitions tend to be the most difficult time in a typical ECEC day. At such times children often display or increase the intensity of challenging behaviours like non-compliance, aggression, biting, and so on. The following provides strategies for dealing with toddler and preschooler's difficult behaviour during transitions.
In almost 20 years, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) have updated guidelines for developmental milestones for children. It has been said that earlier the milestones were depicted with 50 per cent accuracy which means there are 50 per cent chances a child may not follow the developmental milestone such as crawling, walking, making sounds, recognising a face, start smiling at a familiar face, etc. Now CDC has updated the milestone with 75 per cent accuracy which helps to track a child's growth against the developmental checklists.
To be familiar with nature, to spend some time amid nature, talking, thinking about trees, grasses, pebbles, climates, small insects, ground warm enhance the resilience and self-esteem of a child.
John Dewey is often seen as the proponent of learning by doing – rather than learning by passively receiving. He believed that each child was active, inquisitive and wanted to explore. He believed that children need to interact with other people, and work both alone and cooperatively with their peers and adults. The following provides information about John Dewey, Definition Of The Curriculum, Main Features Of Dewy's Theory of Education, Progressive Education and Dewey's Theories In Practice.
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