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Imaginary Companions In Child Development - Introduction Many children experience a common phenomenon known as the imaginary companion. This usually manifests itself in the creation of an invisible person that they engage in an active relationship with. While many parents are confused about how to approach and relate to their child and their child’s imaginary companion they should be assured that the process is quite normal. Imaginary companions are not a sign of mental illness but a normal healthy part of a child’s development (Taylor, 1999)....   [tags: Child Development]
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Philosophy of Child Development - Through my studies of Early Childhood Education, I have come to form my own philosophy on child development. In HCCF 467: Philosophies and Theories of Child Development, I took the Teacher Belief Inventory which assisted me in expressing my individual philosophy on child development. This inventory is a list of 30 statements for which you rate how strongly you agree or disagree. A number of points are given to each answer given, and then these scores are added up in three categories: cognitive-developmental, cultural-training/behaviorist, and maturationist-socialization....   [tags: Child Development ]
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The Importance of Self-Esteem in Child Development - How important is good self-esteem in the development of children: extremely important!. Having good self-esteem is a key component in the healthy development of children and adolescents (Nuttall, 1991). A person with high self-esteem feels like they can accomplish anything they set their minds to, whereas a person with low self-esteem feels that they are unimportant and nothing they do will make a difference (Nuttall, 1991). How a person feels about themselves affects how they will act, this is true in adults and adolescents as well as small children (Nuttall, 1991) There are a myriad of influences that can make a difference in the self-esteem of children today: parents, teachers, friends,...   [tags: Child Development]
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Reflections on Child Development Workshop - In this essay, I am going to reflect on my learning and the way it has informed my practice in developing a positive learning environment. I am going to demonstrate my understanding of the need of promoting enabling environment in early years and the changes in my practice since attending university. I will critically evaluate on my own reflective and evaluative skills and I will offer examples of implementing these skills into my practice. I will explain why I decided to nurture the areas from the action plan and how I can achieve the recommended proposals....   [tags: Child Development] 1663 words
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Child Development Observation - In this assignment I am going to describe a child observation that I have done in a nursery for twenty minutes in a play setting. I will explain the strengths and weaknesses of naturalistic observation through the key developmental milestones based in Mary Sheridan (2005) check-list and provide a theoretical explanation to support the naturalistic observation. First of all I would like to explain why the child observation is important for social workers. It is important because it focus on the problems that arise when a child‘s situation is not taken seriously and consequently have harsh consequences for both worker and child (Climbié Report, 2002)....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Child Development Case Study - From the video observation, the two three-year old children, Thomas and Riley set off on a bus journey along with their childminder; it is observed that both the children speak about their journey, in which they are able to identify various features, which include the passengers; various buildings and different types of buses. Both children observe many of the features by taking photographs to highlight what they have observed on their journey. From observation, the video looks at the way the childminder plans the experience from a child-initiated stance, which directs the children’s learning in addition with assisting them with role-play and symbolic play, which is shown towards the end of...   [tags: Child Development Theory]
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Theories of Child Development - Theories abound around how people develop emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. This essay will examine the theories of five leaders on the subject of development. Jean Piaget believed in four stages of development that were fairly concrete in description (Atherton, 2010). 1. Sensorimotor stage (birth – 2 years old) – Children begin to make sense of the world around them based on their interaction with their physical environment. Reality begins to be defined. 2. Preoperational stage (ages 2-7) – Concrete physical stimuli are needed in order for a child to develop new concepts....   [tags: Child Development, Pyschology, Informative] 1024 words
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Child Development Case Study - One precious little girl, charming responses, and thirty well spent minutes adds up to a successful Piaget project. The time spent on interviewing a child for cognitive development was insightful, and gave me a first hand look at how a child’s mind matures with age. N.G., 4 years, 11 months, embodied all I could ask for in a child to conduct such an interview on. Nearing her fifth birthday in the upcoming week, her age is central between ages three and seven, providing me with information that is certainly conducive to our study....   [tags: Child Development, Piaget, psychology] 1017 words
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Effect of Television Viewing on Child Development - Grace Nowadays, television has been played a major role in most family households. Although television was invented over half a century ago, it has now become a part of most children’s everyday lives. Children have begun to turn to television for their main source of entertainment .Television has its own good sides but research shows that the disadvantages of television watching for children outweigh the advantages. This is because it will affect children’s health, children’s educational development, children’s cognitive skill and also children’s behaviour....   [tags: Child Development]
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The Positive Effects of Video Games on a Child's Development - Do video games induce emotional, physical and psychological scars on children. This question has been pondered by millions of researchers across the globe. On the news there have been frequent accounts of acts of violence caused by children. However it is not the child, parents, or guardians that are blamed. Instead the media has often blamed the video game industry for these acts of immorality. After the Columbine Shootings Bill Clinton (1999) stated that "Over 300 studies report that the boundary between fantasy and reality violence, which is a clear line for most adults, can become very blurred for vulnerable children....   [tags: Child Development]
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Effect of Social Inequality on Child Development - As kids, the question is always asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Depending on the interest of their parents, the children’s answers vary greatly. If they come from a family of lawyers, the child would most likely say they would want to be a lawyer. If they come from a family where no one has graduated from high school, the child would most likely say that they would want to be a truck driver. The background and the status of the parents would determine the aspirations of children’s future....   [tags: Child Development]
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Child Development: Schedules and Habits for Children - Parents begin teaching their children in the early stages of life, even while they are still infants. Establishing a schedule for feeding, sleeping, bath time and playtime are the first things babies learn, and come to depend on. Providing mobiles that play music, toys that entertain, even parents who sing to their babies are ways in which help them develop into curious toddlers, and this is why the first and best teachers are parents. As babies enter the toddler stage, they demand attention, and are very eager to learn....   [tags: child development,] 433 words
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The Development of a Child's Brain - I often look at newborns in amusement and wonder what were are thinking about. Never did I stop for a moment to think about the complex wiring of the brain. It is known that the complete development of the brain is necessary for the normal physical and mental processes of a person but I wrongly assumed that such development is completed before birth. It is interesting to know that Dr. Harry Chugani, a pediatric neurobiologist at Wayne State University amazing has provided a glimpse inside an infant’s head....   [tags: Child Development] 1308 words
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How Families Influence Child Development - Family is an essential part of everyone’s development. A family can determine who you are going to be and your family values determine what your relationship with others will be like. If a family is dysfunctional or abusive it can emotionally scar an individual. Through time family values have been changed and lost. Instead of family togetherness and talking with each other, families now go on their separate ways. Examples, most families today don’t eat dinner together or partake in group activities....   [tags: family, child development, ] 496 words
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Child Development Case Study: Student with Disability - Student Profile Child A is a 12 year old boy in Grade 7 with a diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome, which is an autistic spectrum disorder, according to the criteria given in DSM IV (American Psychiatric Association, 2000). These criteria include impairment in social interaction; repetitive and stereotyped patterns of behaviour; significant impairment in social, occupational or other areas of functioning; no clinically significant delay in language of cognitive development. It should be noted that DSM IV has now been superseded by DSM V which has removed Asperger’s as a specific diagnosis and incorporated it into autistic spectrum disorders (APA, 2013); however, many professionals disagree with...   [tags: Child Development, Asperger's]
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Bronfenbrenner Bioecological Systems Theory: The Impact on a Child’s Development - The birth of a new child usually brings jubilation to the parents. After all of the initial celebrations have ended, and the parents bring the infant home, this is when the child’s development begins. Even before the celebrations begin, the child’s development begins at the fetal stage (Boyd, Johnson, & Bee, 2009). Bronfenbrenner’s Systems theory describes how external environments and individuals affect the development of a child (Boyd, Johnson, & Bee, 2009). The relationships are interconnected among all individuals and their environments (Boyd, Johnson, & Bee, 2009)....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Toys and Child Development: A Look at the Laugh and Learn™ Learning Basketball - Introduction: The Laugh and Learn™ Learning Basketball is a developmental toy designed by Fisher-Price. Essentially the toy is a basketball hoop as well as corresponding stand that will adjust as the child grows, and is recommended by the website for ages six to thirty-six months. Additionally, the basketball hoop has the numbers one through five on it, as well as automated hands and a face which smiles as it plays one of twelve possible songs. The basketball toy is made out of a hard plastic and it includes every color of the basic rainbow (red, orange, yellow, green, purple and blue) The toy is also equipped with two smaller basketballs (which are not as rigid as their life-sized counterp...   [tags: child development, toys]
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Family Conflict Affects Child Social Development - Family plays an important role in the positive development of a child’s mind, behavior and in general as a whole. Everyone wants a stable environment whether at home or outside. Stability in life does not last all the time due to stress, conflict or any other issues that sometimes can’t be avoided. Conflict occurs with or without us realizing it. It can happen in our daily lives from the smallest to the biggest issues either with our family, friends, strangers, colleagues or just about anyone we may encounter....   [tags: Psychology, Child Development ]
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How Genes and the Environment Operate to Influence Child Development - How Genes and the Environment Operate to Influence Child Development This essay will look firstly at the ideas that have prevailed throughout history, in relation to genes interacting with the environment, and the human developmental implications of this relationship. It will briefly outline the theory of Heritability, Evolution, Genetic Determination, Epigenesis, Developmental Plasticity and a ‘transactional’ model of development. Secondly the theories of Genetic determination, Epigenesis and Developmental Plasticity will be compared....   [tags: Child Development Psychology Sociology]
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Early Child Development - Early Child Development There are many key factors that play up to the role of early child development, starting from before the child is nonexistent, until the child is a full grown baby. Bodily Processes of Reproduction There are numerous hormones in the human body that play key factors in allowing a human being to reproduce successfully. Spermatogenesis Spermatogenesis is the 65 to 75 day process in which the human male anatomy produces sperm cells. In the male body, follicle-stimulating hormones, or FSH, and leutinizing hormones, or LH, are very important in the process of spermatogenesis....   [tags: Child Development Psychology Sociology Essays]
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Development of a Four Year Old Child - Development of a Four Year Old Child Works Cited Not Included Enthusiasm in children is like a ripple in the water ... it spreads. ~Anonymous~ The study of child development helps us understand the changes we see as children grow and develop. A child?s development is divided into five areas: physical, emotional, cognitive, social, and moral development (Mitchell and David 1992). Although each area will be discussed separately, it is important to remember that all these areas overlap. Together, they make up the whole person....   [tags: Papers Psychology Child Development Essays] 577 words
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Divorce and Consequences for Child Development - The dissolution of a marriage, or ‘divorce’ as it is known, was once an infrequent occurrence and often considered the failure of a wife to maintain a happy marriage (Lewis, 2013). Following a change in legislation in the 1960s that allowed partners to end their marriage without having to provide justification, in conjunction with the sexual liberation movement, the incidence of divorce more than doubled (Wilcox, 2009). According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (2012), the number of marriages ending in divorce has continued to rise, however, despite an increase in social acceptance, the negative impact divorce has on children has remained prevalent (Kelly & Emery, 2004)....   [tags: Child Psychology, Family Structure]
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The Nature of Child Development - Human development has been a subject of interest since ancient Greece and Rome. Different approaches derive from two basic directions: the nativists` and empiricists` ones. The latter method is to regard human development as a gradual change which has been influenced by the individual`s experience .On the other hand, the former approach has found its roots in the biological structure of the human organism which considers our development as a series of stages. However, referring to human development only as continuous or gradual would produce inconsistent and insufficient understanding of the developmental process .As a result, combining ideas of both viewpoints(continuity and phases) will pr...   [tags: Human Development]
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Child Development Case Study - Introduction The Campbell Child and Family Center (CCFC)is a high-quality early childhood education program in Durango, Colorado. The CCFC uses the Creative Curriculum for Early Childhood, which incorporates Jean Piaget’s work on cognitive development to establish developmentally appropriate learning programs for preschool children. I observed N for approximately 20 hours at the CCFC where he has been a student since November 2012. N is almost four years old and lives with his mom, dad, and older brother....   [tags: Child Psychology]
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Play Influence on Child Development - Children develop normally when they are exposed to different types of play that allow them to express themselves while using their imaginations and being physically active. According to the Center for Health Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness, “Play is child’s work”; this is true because it is a child’s job to learn and develop in their first few years of life, in order for them to do this, they play. Not only is playing a child’s full time job, the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights listed play as a right of every child....   [tags: emotional and social development]
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Child Development - The cognitive process of child development and learning has influenced theorists such as Piaget, Vygtosky, Montessori, Bruner and Dewey to develop learning theories which highlight how the cognitive operation of learning occurs and how it is best achieved. The work of these theorists has become the foundation for much research and insight into how children develop on their journey towards learning. To understand how and when children begin to learn, it is important to look at why we value the process of learning, as Peller (1946) expresses, “The function of early education is to initiate, support and accelerate developmental processes, leading from child to adulthood.” It is also important...   [tags: Education, child psychology, psychology] 2304 words
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How Rapunzel Relates to Child Development - Tangled is a fascinating childhood movie about a teenage girl named Rapunzel, who has been trapped inside the tower of a castle her whole life. She was dying to experience the outside world, and isn’t going to let anyone or anything stop her. Everyone knows the story of Rapunzel, but this paper will give you a better overview of how it relates to child development. This childhood movie relates to child development in the fact that she is cut off from socialization, and she is very unsocial and oblivious to the world outside of the tower she has been trapped in....   [tags: genie feral child, tangled, unsocial]
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Child Development - Everyday we are developing no matter our age, but it is how we develop children that will tell a tremendous amount an individual. How a child developments is fundamentally important at a young age as it affects all aspect of their lives once the child matures. Throughout the class, we looked at many theorists during the course of the semester as well as looked at many articles pertaining to the concepts of the development of children. The theorists and articles opened up our minds to a world that we have never seen before and concepts about child development we have never been taught but have seen in the practical work we do every week....   [tags: Language Development, Poverty] 2625 words
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Child Development Observation Report - Compare and contrast a child from younger age group with a child from an older age group. For the younger age group, I observed a 6-month-old, boy infant, called Manden, in my friend’s home. 1. Adult/Teacher Interaction: In an adult interaction, the child I observed were more engaged with the people around him by infant-directed speech. His mom and I were basically called his name by rhythm, and he responded to us by smiling and being excited. As I observe in terms of turn-taking, I realize Manden responded to the people around him after everyone is done talking to him....   [tags: Child Observation Report]
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Child Development Observation - I. Settings of observation Observer visited a play place of a restaurant in New Jersey, Hackensack. Why I have chosen the place is easy to observe every part of child development such as cognitive, social emotional, language as well as physical at the same time. Observer performed the observation on April 28 from 1 pm to 3pm. The child was an Asian boy. He has strait short black hair with dark brown eyes and thin black eye brows. His height looked around 37 inches that he may be a little smaller than other early childhood children....   [tags: Observation, Cognitive Development]
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A Child's Development - When discussing how children develop and the various phases and stages that they go through, it becomes apparent that there is often more complexity to this area of study than one may initially realize. A child’s development can be broken up in to different categories and age ranges. Walter, a nine-year-old student in the fourth grade, would fall into the middle childhood time frame of development, which is identified for children between the ages of seven and twelve. Having given Walter this specific classification, one can use the accompanying guidelines and characteristics that are usually associated with middle childhood, in order to determine how his actions and behaviors, gathered thro...   [tags: Paying Attention, Cognitive Growth]
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Child Development and Learning Focusing on Language Development - ... Schaffer (2004) and Keenan and Evans (2009) describe four areas of language development; phonology, semantics, syntax and pragmatics. The first stage in phonology, involving the pronunciation of words and the process of producing them, is the babbling of infants which then turns into word formation. Physical factors also have an effect on pronunciation as the voice box needs to mature and muscle co-ordination (Buckley, 2003). Semantics is the meaning of words, before children are able to use words effectively they need to be aware of their meanings....   [tags: theories, child psychology, communication]
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Child’s Play is Serious Business - “For young children, there is no distinction between play and learning; they are one and the same. Playing is a priority in early childhood, yet not all play is the same” (Butler, 2008, p. 1). Since the beginning of mankind children have imitated adults and learned to survive through play. Evidence of this includes toys and board games from 6,000 years ago that have been found in Egypt and Asia (Dollinger, 2000). In the last two centuries, child’s play has been observed and studied by theorists and recognized as an important tool for adult life....   [tags: Child Development ]
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The Process of Adolescent Development - Introduction Adolescence is a transition which has no fixed time limits. However, the changes that occur at this time are so significant that it is useful to talk about adolescence as a distinct period of human life cycle. This period ranges from biological changes to changes in behavior and social status, thus making it difficult to specify its limits exactly (Damon, 2008). Adolescence begins with puberty, i.e. a series of physiological changes that lead to full development of the sexual organs and the ability to breed and sex....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Stages of Development: Middle Childhood - Childhood is the most precious time of a person’s life, full of new discoveries and observations about the world around them. Children learn to become independent and take care of themselves. Their curious eyes explore everything around them and they absorb knowledge from their parents and their teachers. They also learn to make friends and learn how to share with one another. As children get older, they learn how to bond with others in school and become more involved with sports and learning how to be in a group setting....   [tags: Child Development]
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Nourishing a Child - The word hunger can mean the painful sensation caused by the want of food, the want or scarcity of food in a country or a strong desire or craving. In relation to the term World Hunger, the word refers to the want or scarcity of food in a country (World Hunger, 2011). In areas of the world, including the United States, where hunger is an issue, malnourishment becomes a very serious concern. Malnutrition is a very basic term referring to the general lack of some or all nutrients needed to support human health....   [tags: Child Development ]
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The Importance of Books in a Young Child’s Life - There is no question that all parents want their children to be successful, in whatever they do; this is especially true when it comes to succeeding in school. These days’ schools are expecting young children to know their alphabet and beginning to read and write in kindergarten, adding extra pressure for parents. In response to that pressure many companies have now developed products that claim that if you watch their DVD’s, and use their flash cards you will teach your child to read, even before they can talk....   [tags: Child Development]
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Importance of Talking and Listening To The Development of Children - ‘’Talking and listening are important to the development of children. Discuss this and suggest ways in which a child’s development can be enhanced’’. Talking and listening are essential life skills. The ability to talk in order to communicate and exchange ideas and information, to negotiate with others, to express feelings and emotions, allows human beings to function well in the world and to be full and active members of society. Communication, to be effective, requires the ability to listen, to understand and to make sense of what is heard....   [tags: Child Development] 779 words
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The Effects of Family Dynamics on the Development of Children - Over the past few decades, the pattern of family dynamics has changed drastically in the United States. Children growing up in a family with both the biological mother and father present used to be considered the traditional way of life. However, as society has changed, so has the perspective that a two-parent family is considered the norm. Therefore, the decision is not left up to the child to decide the lifestyle that they will be born into. Children are taught how to behave and are given the basis of what to expect out of life by what they learn from the family they are raised in (“Understanding Family Dynamics”)....   [tags: Child Development]
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The Physical, Social, and Cultural Development of Children - “I best be careful, they grow up way too fast.” “It could not possibly be my child’s tenth birthday; it feels like they were two years old just last year.” “Wow, you cannot have grown six inches from last year.” These are three statements that might travel through parents’ mind occasionally as they rear their children from birth until adulthood. However, these thoughts are not literally meaning their children are growing up faster than normal; rather, their children are aging normally, it just seems as if time has passed hastily....   [tags: Child Development]
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Analysis of Moral Development in Young Children - This paper is written to examine various influences on the moral development of young children. Specifically, the paper will speak to the definition of moral development, the views held by educators Piaget and Kohlberg on this area of development in young children and the application of moral development theories by Early Childhood Educators. Theories posited by Sigmund Freud with regards to the psychological development of children in the early childhood arena will be discussed as well. Suggestions for parents on supporting the moral development of their children will also be addressed....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Childhood Play Behavior and Cognitive Development - Childhood play behavior is an important part of every child’s life. Starting in infancy, children begin to explore their world through play. This behavior can serve as an indicator of the child’s cognitive and social development. The research on play and development is a key to helping caregivers understand the importance of childhood play. This paper will focus on the psychological aspects of childhood play behavior and its relation to cognitive development. According to the cognitive development theory, the purpose of play is to develop intelligence....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Child Developmental Theories - Child Developmental Theories When an infant arrives in the world they are helpless tiny humans who depend on adults for every need from love, to feeding them. It is amazing how these tiny babies grow into adults able to make decisions and become self-dependent. There are many theories about how children develop and what roles the environment plays, what people affect their lives and how events can shape their personalities. Some of these children have and easy life and some have a harder time making that journey to adulthood....   [tags: Child Development ]
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The Advantages of Child Care Centers - “In 2002 63% of children under age five were placed in some type of non-maternal child care setting” (Peng and Robbins, 1). This large percentage is due to the fact that many families especially child bearing women have no choice but to work in order to support their growing family. Therefore the parents have the option of enrolling their children into a type of non-maternal or family based childcare facility. Even though this may what’s more convenient for most parents, there’s still a lot of thought that goes into deciding what center will offer your child the most, developing wise....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Emotional and Social Development - Every child’s development is distinctive, multipart, and complex. Development comes to pass in five areas. SPICE refers to the five areas of development that all children share. Social, physical, intellectual, creative, and emotional equals SPICE (Early childhood education). Erik Erikson developed a theory of development that considers the impact of external factors from infancy to later life. So, when thinking about early childhood education the one detail that comes to mind is development. Emotional-social development is one aspect of development that is greatly influenced by factors in the environment and the experiences a child has....   [tags: Child Development]
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Stages of Child Development - ... Without knowing a thing about James, from a distance, he looked like a normal 8 year old boy in comparison to all of the other boys. Once you got up close and really started to watch him you could pick out different physical characteristics that only he performed, making him stand out among the other students. The frequency of his movements lasted all morning, calmed down after a vigorous recess and lunch, and then began again towards the end of the day. The recess and lunch periods were also observed with James in order to study if the behaviors continued in a non-academic standing and they did not....   [tags: behaviors, emotional, social developments] 791 words
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Correlation between Social Class and Child Development and Socialization - ... Therefore, middle class families have extremely hectic schedules with the parents’ occupations, children’s education, numerous extracurricular activities, and leisurely activities. Middle class parents use the concerted cultivation method when raising their children. Concerted cultivation is when parents are actively involved in promoting their children’s “talents, opinions, and skills” (qtd. in Corsaro 98), and have sometimes been referred to as helicopter parents. Concerted cultivationists (also known as: helicopter parents) rear their children to think critically and analyze situations through parent-child conversations and debates, which promotes a sense of entitlement....   [tags: child rearin method]
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Significance of the Sibling Relationship As A Contributor to Children's Development - Gene Brody in his article "Siblings' Direct and Indirect Contributions to Child Development" reveals significance of the sibling relationship as a contributor to children’s development. Author suggests that the interactions between siblings affects social and cognitive development of younger children. Three major points were pertaining to child's development: parental differential treatment, siblings' direct and indirect contributions. Often in families oldest child becomes not only older sister or brother but also teacher and caregiver for younger child, that directly influence on the both parties: oldest child develops responsibility, becomes more self-concern and quick learner, whereas...   [tags: Child Development] 721 words
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Transitioning a Child To Daycare - When a parent leaves their child off at a daycare, they often wonder why their child who was happy and content before they arrived cries and screams when their parent leaves to go to work. This is a very hard transition for infants, which is why it's our job as infant toddler teachers to make the transition as comfortable and relaxing as possible. The reason children feel this way when their parents leave is because they are in what Piaget calls the sensorimotor stage, and are in the beginning of object permanence meaning that an infant realizes something is their even though they cannot see it....   [tags: Child Development] 527 words
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The Early Years: The Effects of Nurturance During Childhood on Development - “Although experience may affect human brain structure and function throughout the entire life span, evidence…..suggests that early experience may be particularly critical” (Rao et al., 2010). During the childhood years, adequate nurturance by parents has a large impact on optimal biological and psychological development. This includes neurological, social, emotional, and cognitive growth. Rao et al. (2010) broadly define nurturance as including “warmth, affection, and acceptance” (p. 1145). Like nurturance, many researchers have looked at the importance of similar issues such as attention, attachment, and bonding....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Workshop for Family and Child Development Practitioners - List 6 Workshop Session Topics Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders and the Implications of Play Rationale: A child experiencing autism always gets challenged in the social life of play with his/her friends. For a developing child, it is important to equally socialize the same way as other students. The inclusion of this topic in the workshop session will give the practitioners a basic knowledge and understanding of techniques and strategies to support a child in participation during free play (Shannon, 2011)....   [tags: Autism, Pervasive Development Disorders]
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Child Development: The Right Child Care - Child development can be greatly impacted through choosing the right child care. As a parent, you want to make certain that your infant and/or child feels (is) safe and content in an environment of child care that is not only enjoyable and fostering, yet educational as well. Therefore, trying to find the ideal child care setting for your six month old infant can seem rather challenging at times. With that being said, the longer that a parent and/or parents can delay the placement in child care following the birth of their infant is best....   [tags: infant, environment, safety]
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Technology Play: Advantages and Disadvantages for Development and Learning - Young children are growing up in a technology environment. It is within this environment that traditional concepts of play are being influenced. Early childhood settings reflect children’s environments therefore the introduction of technology would be a natural consequence. Play is central to children’s development and learning, consequently technology play is influential. To benefit children’s development and learning, technology play has to be inclusive and developmentally appropriate with attention to technology placement while ensuring the learning is curriculum based....   [tags: Child Development ]
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Play: A Window Into Cognitive and Social-Emotional Development - Play: a window into cognitive and social-emotional development. Using flavell, miller, and miller’s discussion of representations and concepts. Young children create mental representations of event knowledge as a tool to understand the world. When these are generalized and abstracted they become scripts. This is adaptive for them because it helps predict future occurrences, anticipate subsequent actions, and participate with others. It provides stability to their world. It is the foundation of shared social information necessary for successful social interactions, within a specific culture....   [tags: Child Development] 2653 words
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The Parents' Link to a Child's Development - Does a child’s parent have a direct link to their development. During the early years, parents play a vital role on their child’s development. Their development depends on that parent’s attitude, aspirations, parenting style, and behavior. Children learn a great deal from their parents. Family life, family structure, and discipline also have a strong impact on a child’s development. Family is supposed to provide a variety of love and support; the way they do that can influence a child’s development....   [tags: genes, emotional, ethics] 1526 words
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The Influence of Interactions on Child Development - Socio-cultural theorists emphasize that much of the development takes place though direct interaction between children and other people e.g. parents, teachers, siblings and so on. Lev Vygotsky (1934) argued that this interaction helps children to acquire the skills and knowledge that are valued by their culture. Children are active learners, constructing knowledge, skills, and attitudes, not just mirroring the world around them. Essentially, the history and the culture of the society in which a child grows up and the events making up a child’s personal history determine much more than what that child knows or likes....   [tags: culture, self-regulation, education] 1393 words
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The Influence of Play on Child Development - Children develop normally when they are exposed to different types of play that allow them to express themselves while using their imaginations and being physically active. According to the Center for Health Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness, “Play is child’s work”; this is true because it is a child’s job is to learn and develop in their first few years of life, in order for them to do this, they play (CHETNA). Not only is playing a child’s full time job, the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights listed play as a right of every child (Ginsburg)....   [tags: social issues, children ]
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The Effects of Socialization on Child Development - When I graduate from the University of Memphis, I want to be able to apply social development in children developing anxiety disorders while becoming an elementary school teacher. A child’s exposure to positive socialization and the success of child developmental stages and is what the development of an individual depends on. The following will present the relationship between human development and socialization. Then explain what an anxiety disorder is and how the relationship between human development and socialization is affected by this disorder....   [tags: anxiety, experiences, interaction] 772 words
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Child Development and the Process of Learning - Before children learn to use language to let their needs and wants be known they first learn to read, understand adult’s behaviour as well as responding through behaviour (Bishop and Baird, 2007). Challenging behaviour contributes to children’s social-emotional development through expressing their feelings and reacting to certain experiences with or without control (Berk, 2006). Early childhood teachers struggle to deal and to help children with challenging behaviour that teachers themselves are searching for answers and solution....   [tags: Biology, Early Childhood] 1331 words
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Child Development and The Ecological Theory - ... The mesosystem surrounding the microsystem is representative of the relationships that occur between two or more settings containing the developing child. An example is the relational interactions between caregiver and school, or school and day care. The mesosystem is an environment, or system, of microsystems (1994) The Exosystem represents mostly indirect, but at times direct, influences of the extended community on the child. These include law enforcement, social services, and religious communities, and a caregiver’s work setting....   [tags: caregivers, schools, environment] 712 words
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The Effects of Parenting Styles on Child Outcome - “There is no way in which parents can evade having a determining effect upon their children’s personality, character, and competence” (Baumrind, 1978). It is amazing that children who are raised in completely different environments can go on to possess similar characteristics later in life. But why is this the case. The functions that parents perform greatly influence how children develop. A tremendous amount of research has been done on the effects of parenting styles since 1966 when Diana Baumrind first published her three prototypes of parenting styles, but many parents fail to understand the power they possess in shaping the future lives of their children and the need for a responsible...   [tags: Child Development ]
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Social Context and Child Development - Children develop at different paces and reach major milestones as they develop throughout their early years and as they continue to grow until adulthood. During child development, young children develop physical skills, social skills, and communication skills. Social interactions are essential in the process of child development. Social interactions permit young children to engage in activities such as play which enhances their fine and gross motor skills and develop their self-regulation. As children develop physically and mentally, they engage in social activities enabling them to interact with their surroundings....   [tags: Sociology, Children Social Interactions] 1169 words
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Child Care Services - Child Care Services, that include first, custodial services concerning health, hygiene and safety of children, second, child development services covering socialization, language skill and personality development and third, pre-school services ranging from informal learning to formal educational preparatory learning from elementary schools, was appeared to be initiated in France in 1770 in the name of “Salles d’asile” (asylum room) for serving the interest of working women. Along with custodial services, academic subjects such as reading and doing arithmetic, performing singing and drawing as extra-curricular activities were being taught in order to bring order, discipline and obedience to i...   [tags: Child Development ] 1522 words
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Social Status and Child Development - ... Therefore, examines whether structural sources of social capital are more consequential for child outcomes if they are present early in childhood, are present late in childhood, or change frequently throughout childhood. Second, child development research suggests that parenting is not a unidirectional process, but contributes to interactions by children as well as parents. Therefore, effects of parenting practices on child behavior problems while controlling for possible mistakes. The influence of genetic factors on behavior and development has been increasingly emphasized in recent years and there is a growing body of evidence on the importance of different types of gene-environment co...   [tags: sociological analysis] 936 words
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Parental Conflict and Child Development - With the very high divorce rates in America, one could assume that this is a beneficial solution to marital conflict. However, according to Janie Sarrazin and Francine Cyr (2007) research shows that “24 to 33% of the families who go through a divorce continue to undergo significant conflicts lasting up to two years after the marital separation” (p.78). Despite issues, many parents decide to stay together, “for the children’s sake.” Some research has focused on comparing the effects of divorce with the effects of parental conflict on a child’s well being....   [tags: divorce, marriage quality]
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Parental Conflict and Child Development - As children, we depend greatly on our parents to satisfy our basic needs, for guidance, nurturance and for help in shaping our emotions, behaviors and relationships. For children, the family is a highly valued context for understanding and interpreting their development as individuals. As Bjorklund and Pelligrini (2001) have asserted, we are a “slow-developing, big-brained species”, the relatively large size of our brains demands a prolonged period of immaturity, therefore requiring a great deal of support and nurturance from parents (DeLoache, J., Eisenberg, N., Siegler, R....   [tags: parental separation, social learning]
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Social Work and Child Development - It wasn’t until the time of Sigmund Freud that people looked at the psyches of an individual and what kind of impact that could have on that individual’s life. Before that time, children were seen as extra farm hands and generally as cheap labor. Families did not look at how the children were treated and the possible impact on their development. Later, Erikson and Piaget furthered the study of development and expanded the road that Freud had pioneered. While all consider Freud the father of psychoanalytic thinking, few turn to many of his first theories in reference to development....   [tags: Social Work]
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Social Learning and Child Development - ... When a child fantasizes and thinks of the world from his point of view. This stage was seen at the Jewish center when the children were allowed to have free time in the classroom. During this time, there were four girls that initiated pretend play. They were pretending to be in a concert and began to run around the classroom singing a Jewish song. They used a drumstick as a microphone and all the little girls began to dance. One can see here that Piaget’s theory on the preoperational stage is factual since the girls imagination began to fly and learn independently by creating their own world....   [tags: piaget´s theory, strategy] 890 words
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Preschool Child Obersvations - PART 1 The pre-school is in a small rural village with a high ratio of staff. We use a key person system working with the Early Year Foundation Stage (EYFS), promoting the five outcomes of Every Child Matters. We do this by learning through play, risk taking (physically, emotionally and intellectually), creative thinking and listening to children. In partnership with parents who continually inform staff of their child’s welfare, disposition, activities and any concerns both formally and informally....   [tags: Child Development]
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Sports Effects on Child Development - In today’s world, our adolescence is faced with many challenges and obstacles that make it hard for them to overcome. Involvement in sports is an integral part of child development and teaches youth to lead active, healthy lives while developing many of the fundamental skills necessary for a child to succeed. Sports challenge children to excel physically and mentally, and teach valuable skills; such as, leadership, hard work and perseverance which translate beyond the playing field to all aspects of life, whether it be in the classroom, at work, or in the community....   [tags: adolescence, health, leadership, perseverance]
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Oral Language and Child Development - ... Morphology is an aspect of grammar that changes the words to create different meanings. It is important for teachers and parents to use a variety of different sentence structures to enable the children to structurally grasp the concept of writing diverse sentences to intensify a variation of meanings. (J.Fellowes & G.Oakley, 2010, pp10) Semantic and pragmatic components are elements that focus on the meaning of words, and the ability to change the context of a conversation to suit the purpose of the dialogue spoken, as well as, the gestures that are linked to the words....   [tags: literacy and early childhood education] 1506 words
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The Theory of Child Development - ... This made her upset as well. She asked for it back and said that she wasn’t done. After these two tests I have decided to rate Alice a seven out of ten for persistence. I chose this score because she was anxious to finish both coloring and the puzzle, and she didn’t want to be done with the tasks until they were complete. Sensitivity is the third and next trait that I observed Alice on. This is the child's reaction to physical environments. To test this I will do two things, play a dog whistle and see if she prefers the feeling of her blanket or a pillow with rougher material....   [tags: temperament case study] 1644 words
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The Importance of Friendship and Healthy Relationships in a Child's Development - ... When adults love, respond and consistent in their care, very young children learn that they are valued. Their world seems to be primarily satisfying and predictable. They learn that through these relationships they interact with their peers and other adults. Early childhood begins the development of social and emotional skills. These determine the child’s mental health and wellbeing. It also allows them to develop solid healthy relationships. Children develop and learn these skills through relationships that are important....   [tags: social competences, brain development]
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The Negative Impact of Internet Use on Child Development - The internet is a connection between you and the rest of the world, where information is endless and to a certain extent you are left to do whatever you please. “The percentage of the population with internet access grew from 0.1 percent in 2000 to 43.5 percent in 2010, doubling the number in 2009, which was reported as 20.6 percent,” (Cenameri) this significant increase has given more children access to the internet, but at what cost. The internet stifles a child’s development by the hardships it creates within their health, academic, and social lives....   [tags: Effects on Social Development]
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Erik Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages and Middle Childhood Development - At the age of 6 years old, a child would most likely experienced the school system which would include pre-school and kindergarten. There are many physical, cognitive and social changes that are happening in middle childhood development. This paper will examine what these changes affect the child’s ability to function in society. This analysis will focus on the normal course of development in middle childhood as it applies to the theorist Erik Erikson’s Psychosocial Stages and then give examples of what may happen if the developments are not carried out....   [tags: Child Development]
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A Child's Need for Discipline - Parenthood is the hardest job in the world, but done right it can be the most rewarding. Teaching a child the right way from a young age will pay dividends. A child needs guidelines in which to follow in order to develop into a well rounded adult. Showing the child the right way from the start will make the growing and learning process easier for them. A child taught to use manners as early as they start to talk will use them naturally as they progress through childhood, manners might not be high up on modern day parent’s lists of priorities, but, the concept of manners brings with it also the concept of respect for others, the two go hand in hand....   [tags: Child Development] 675 words
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Early Emotional Child Development - Introduction In this essay I am going to show my understanding of a child's early emotional development based on the psychoanalytical view of child development. I will show how emotional skills gained in the early years can be of a significant relevance to later life. I will show my understanding by illustrating it with the clinical material. Although I am focusing on the psychoanalytical approach to child development I believe that it is beneficial to present also some general background knowledge of child development....   [tags: emotional health, psychology, psychoanalysis]
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Child Development and Security - ... Expectations and attributions about close relationships, (Youngblade, Park, & Belsky, 1993), the ability to regulate emotion (Kobak, Cole, Ferenz-Gillies, et al. 1993), and behaviour (Putallaz & Heflin, 1990) are affected by attachment portrayals at each developmental phase. Early investigations worked on finding the efficiency of three basic patterns established in situations that present a threat to security: 1. Secure Attachment: the impulse to appropriately recognise and respond to threats of security and to approach caregivers for reassurance; 2....   [tags: parents with mental illness] 1887 words
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Child Learning Through Play - Children have a natural inclination to play, alongside a natural instinct to learn and to be curious and inventive, which are characteristics of the human race in general. This quote taken from Janet Moyles is a good starting point for this essay. It is well known that children love to play. If a child were to be left to his/her own devices they would happily play and create new worlds anywhere they were left. It has been well documented and researched that children learn excellently through play....   [tags: Child Development ]
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