Speech begins as a means of communication and socializing and later becomes a tool of thinking. At this point speech and thought become interdependent. When this happens, children's monologues internalized to become inner speech. The internalization of language is important as it drives cognitive development. Vygotsky believed that children use language to plan, guide and monitor their behaviour.
Halliday and Piaget 's functions on language indicated the important roles of language in children’s lives. Language has been outlined in this essay to play a major role in children’s lives. Most importantly it gives children the skills to learn to communicate and exchange information with others around
Cognitive Development and Language Skills Development “Cognitive development underpins all the other aspects of development as children start to explore and make sense of the world around them. It is closely linked to the development of language and communication skills as children interact with the people around them.” There are many theories written on the subjects of cognitive development and language and communication. These theories vary in several ways, but they all seem to make the link between the too subjects. Childcare settings put these theories into practise in a lot of ways, sometimes without even realising it, just through conversation. Cognitive development ===================== Piaget’s theories of cognitive development are that children learn through exploration of their environment.
Children are introduced to language through play. Play helps foster communicate whether in a verbal or non-verbal way. Children also participate in the social form of their culture. “Through a play-centered language arts curriculum, we tap into the richness of the full range of diverse cultures and languages in our classrooms and communities” (Hoorn, Nourot, Scales & Alward, 2011, p.205). 2.
This aspect is shown in my belief that each child’s own behaviour, actions and knowledge are influenced through social interactions with the world and people around them. The interactions and relationships help promote a child’s development of communication, cognitive and motor skills (MacNaughton and Williams, 2008). Children are able to learn important social behaviours that are needed in life, through playing with others and the development of relationships with adults and other children. Gonzalez-Mena (2011), suggests that during the early childhood years, children are able to learn key social skills that will impact their understanding of how to act in society. For example, children learn how to share, cooperate and respect others, and their belongings though social interaction.
Children need to have the opportunity to express their opinion and voice their thoughts on any subject/experience that interests or provokes them. It’s the role of the adult to be able to understand what the child is saying and advocate for them. The documentation approach is making the children’s learning visible (Clark & Kinney, 2006). It’s seen in the article where the children’s learning is visible through photos and through their interpretations of those photos. At the core of the documentation approach is the belief that “children should be at the centre of decisions about their learning and development” (Clark & Kinney, 2006, p. 4).
This assessment needs to be continuous. Bowser and Reed  as cited by Bryant et al  argue that as a child progresses through the Education System, their requirements change and this may necessitate a need for different devices. This is not limited to those children with a physical disability but is relevant to all children with SEN as they progress and the Education System places additional burdens upon them. For children with a visual impairment ICT can provide support in various ways; tools to support communication, to improve access to information and as a means of producing learning materials in alternative. There is a wide range of devices and software, which can
Cognitive development as Lee & Gupta (eds.) claimed is the term that refers to acquisition and development of knowledge and cognition, namely the processes such as memory, language, and problem – solving and drawing. When elaborating upon cognitive development, the three main aspects can be distinguished: the understanding of the objects by children, their ability to imitate caregivers and children’s ability to hold representations of the world (Oates, Wood & Grayson, 2005). All of the aspects play an important role in developing cognition of children and provide the explanation for the understanding of children’s learning influenced by social relationships and practices. In the essay there is going to be an emphasis on the social interaction between children and their caregivers and peer relations.
Children communicating with their peers help them in their thinking. It is how children communicate using their languages helps them in their thinking and how they master new skills. For e.g. a young child who watches an adult tidying up they in return eventually learn to have the skills how to do it themselves. Research states that the social influences and adults that support children’s culturally valued skills at a very young age and develop more skills as they grow older and every culture they develop different strengths in their learning.
Describe the ways in which primary children are better able to participate in conversations. • Children are better able to take into account what their listeners know when engaged in conversation. Primary-age children are also better able to maintain a conversational topic, produce polite direct and indirect request, and make adjustments in their speech in response to requests for clarification from others. Primary children become more aware of the intent of indirect requests and the appropriate response to such requests. Primary children are also able to reflect more on their actions as well as others’