Psychology of Childhood

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The philosophy of childhood is that young children develop socially, emotionally, cognitively, linguistically and physically, each at their own, unique pace. They learn through hands-on, sensory-oriented exploration and discovery, and also constructing meaning through interaction with their environments. In other words, most children learn by playing. The role of the adult in their lives is to facilitate children's learning by providing developmentally appropriate spaces, materials and challenges. The affective role of the adult is, of course, to provide love and a nurturing, bias-free environment. As an adult it is their duty to provide children with the best possible learning environment. In order to do this, they must know and understand the basic developmental areas for young children. To ensure that I provide a quality leaning environment, the daily duties should include experiences and opportunities that address fine and gross motor skills, language and reading readiness skills, social and emotional, cognitive skills, and creativity skills. To be effective in t...
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