Cda Competency Goal 2
I believe toddlers are very curious and want to explore the world around them. They are always excited to move their body parts like hand, legs, eyes etc. to explore and discover things around their environment. At this stage they are also beginning to refine their small muscle to control and develop their eye and hand coordination. At young age the children's appreciate growth in their physical abilities. A toddler enjoys rolling a ball back and forth with their parent or using their hands to put a puzzle together. The term motor development refers to growth in the ability of a child to use their body and physical skills.
In the early years children go through great periods of learning and development. When we talk about Intellectual development, the term used to refer how a child mind and brain function develops. I think it includes thinks like their ability to communicate, to think in many creative ways, to solve problems, pay attention, make sense of the world around them, be able to make judgments and reach conclusions. A Childs intellectual development does increase as they go through their life, but for children a big part of intellectual development take place when they are young. When the children's are two to three years old, children will have a lot of new intellectual development going on. Their awareness will be expanding and they’ll begin to understand many more concepts. As far as numbers go, they’ll begin to be aware of the names of numbers and the verbal sequence that numbers follow. They’ll also begin to understand the meaning behind numbers and the different values they represent and notice numbers when they’re used in various aspects of life. some of the activities that I do to promote intellectual and physical growth include think like I use word cards and photos to present new words; introduce high-quality children's literature to promote a love of reading; encourage the pre-school child to practice writing letters and words; helps the child recognize and read his or her own name; and use read-aloud times to practice reading. I encourage the exploration of the physical properties of materials; use daily calendar activities to teach about sequence of events, patterns, and routines; and support the learning of cognitive skills such as counting, estimating, making predictions, testing, and drawing conclusions. In the class I use lacing cards, stencils, and writing activities to enhance fine-motor skills; strengthen coordination and gross-motor skills through running, jumping, and throwing activities; improve balancing skills using hula hoops and balance beams; and offer healthy food choices for snacks and meals.
A typical day in my class room start in the morning with Children participate in quiet activities and eat breakfast. As children finish breakfast, they can visit learning centers or participate in individual or small-group activities until most children have arrived or are finished eating. I then brings the group together for morning routines, calendar, sharing, featured activity, literacy-building, and discussion of the day's activities. Then Children choose from activities in the creative arts, dramatic play, writing, library, blocks, manipulative, math, science and sensory learning centers. I implement small-group activities, focusing on skill-building activities and observational assessment. Children come together to listen to a daily read-aloud and/or to finish or repeat activities from the early morning group time. Then Children select from a variety of outdoor activities like ride a bike, play on a big toy, play with water , run around ect. After lunch time I read aloud to the children as they settle down for naps. Most children nap or rest quietly. As children wake from rest time, they select from a variety of quiet choices, such as manipulative, drawing and writing, books, or the listening center. Then children come together for an afternoon featured activity that are easy to clean up, such as books, listening center, and manipulative.
In my class I have many curriculum programs focus on the development of the child by including age appropriate activities base on physical, intellectual, language, emotion and social. Activities that build children's confidence and growth. The kids play outside for their physical development by running, playing with ball and sliding on a big toy. when they are outside they are also developing their social and emotion skills. with in the class room they read book and learn numbers to development intellectual skills and also their communication skills. So the concept of PILES does play an important role in my class room and every class room in my center.