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Psych of EC chapter 10

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Psych of EC chapter 10 psyc3250

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Chapter 10 notes
psychology of early childhood
Dr. Jung
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Date Created: 02/22/16
Psychology of early childhood 02/18/2016 ▯ Chapter 10: Physical Development  Traditionally physical development was seen from Maturation theory o Maturation, stages.  Gessel  Recently seen from a perceptual motor o Motor behaviors lead to cognitive abilities  Piaget  Gross motor: skills involved in control of large muscles in legs, arms, back and shoulders needed for tasks like running, jumping etc.  Fine motor: skills involved in using small muscles of fingers and hands  Sensory-perceptual development: giving meaning to info gained by senses  Ballistic skills: throwing ▯ ▯  Early age infants reflexively grasp and hold objects but cannot let go at will  At about 9 months master pincer grasp  Grasp development o Palmar tripod ▯  Include ALL senses in curriculum o Puzzles Legos—encourage hand-eye coordination o Explore new tastes through food  Make sure anything that may go into children’s mouth is safe (they will put anything into their mouth) o Tactile experiences and opportunity to verbally discrimination  All movement experiences add to children understanding of what their bodies can do o Build confidence o Increases control of body ▯  Perceptual info= multisensory o Sensory integration: translation of sensory info in to intelligent behavior ▯ Physical Fitness  Children must have opportunities to move freely, use large muscles and engage in vigorous movement  Teachers often neglect gross motor development o Curriculum should include play, games, and sports ▯  Blocks o Very important o Versatile o Support all domains of development o By 3 =: children begin putting blocks together in more deliberate constructions o By6: representational—begin naming their creations  Manipulatives: increase fine motor skills o Puzzles o Bingo o Dominoes o Candy land o Construction toys o Legos o Lincoln logs ▯ ▯ Sensory activities are very important  Sand and water play  Provide a variety of pleasurable sensory experiences o Colorful interesting object, pleasant sounds (music) variety of textures and tactile experiences ( fingerprints)  Object identification o Touch o Hearing o Smell o Taste  Children can use sensory info to discriminate as they match, seriate or classify  Integration of info can be promoted through Cross-modal inter- sensory activity  Nutrition education and cooking experiences should be included in curriculum o Cooking= multisensory  Health should be actively taught as part of curriculum o Explain allergies especially any found within the class ▯ ▯


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