For parents, their number one priority for their children is choosing quality care that is provided in a healthy, safe environment. They typically seek out childcare that will stimulate and encourage their child’s social, physical, and intellectual growth. As a teacher, you must realize what it is that makes children feel secure and know which activities they enjoy and are most likely to learn from.
If there are multiple children engaging in play together, you can be sure that conflicts are going to happen. Since play is considered the work of children, using it as a way to teach conflict resolution makes sense, right?
Experts have pinpointed specific areas of cognitive development that are supportive of the interactions of infants with their environment through sensorimotor processes and their innate curiosity to find out how the world works.
Concepts Learned in Infancy
Following are some of the concepts that infants begin to learn early on in their lives.
In the past few years, baby signing has increased in popularity- right along with stroller fitness and music class. While these all seem to have very similar benefits in that they offer bonding time for the infants with their caregiver (or parent)- baby signing gives babies the benefit of earlier communication.
These days, parents are extremely interested in enrolling their children in pre-kindergarten programs.
After all, the earlier the learning process starts, the more successful the child will be later in life. Additionally, if there are any learning issues, early intervention is critical.