After reading Chapter 9, read the article Developmentally Appropriate Child Guidance: Helping Children Gain Self-Control. Then, identify two to three classroom management situations (e.g. raising hand to speak) that you would be likely to encounter in an early childhood classroom. Describe how you would address these situations in ways that are developmentally appropriate to young children. Your initial discussion post should be at least 200 words in length.
Find the Kindergarten learning standards online at the State Department of Education for the state in which you live or work. Begin with the U.S. Department of Education State Contacts to find your state. Choose a particular content standard (e.g. “Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding”) and describe two to three curriculum planning ideas or teaching strategies that would support the learning of this standard. Your initial discussion post should be at least 200 words in length.
Watch the video, The Importance of Play. Here is the video transcript. Discuss specific examples of how play benefits a child’s development. Then, using at least one online resource, describe how much play today’s children are getting or not getting. Be sure to include a link to your resource. Lastly, offer one to two specific ideas for incorporating more play into a young child’s day. Your initial discussion post should be at least 200 words in length.
Technology and Young Children
View the webcast, Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs. As you watch, make note of the benefits and possible limitations of using technology with young children. For an alternate accessible resource related to this position statement by the NAEYC, please review this document Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8. You will then construct a discussion post in favor or against the use of technology with young children, based on your assigned group below:
- If your last name begins with the letters A – M, you will respond in favor of technology.
- If your last name begins with the letters N – Z, you will respond against the use of technology. MY LAST NAME STARTS WITH W
Be sure to include specific examples from the webcast to support your stance. Your initial discussion post should be at least 200 words in length.