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Communication and language development initiatives to help improve soft skills and to enable children to listen and speak in a range of situations.
Physical development programmes that provide avenues for toddlers to interact and to develop their coordination, control, and movement. Children must also be instructed the importance of physical activity and making healthy food choices.
Personal, social, and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive attitude towards themselves and others so as to form positive relationships and develop respect for others. Furthermore, it helps them to develop social skills and learn how to manage their emotions, and to understand appropriate behavior in groups and to have confidence in their own abilities.
Literacy development involves encouraging children to link verbal sounds, and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials: books, poems, and other written materials to ignite their interest.
Mathematics involves teaching children to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding, and using numbers; it is beneficial to teach them simple calculations like addition and subtraction, and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe, and learn about people, places, technology, and the environment.
Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of objects as well as encouraging them to share their thoughts, ideas, and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, and role play.
The seven areas of learning and development, and educational programs are listed below:
The early learning goals, which summaries the knowledge, skill, and understanding that all young children should gain by the end of the reception year.
The assessment requirements, i.e. when and how the facilitators must assess children’s achievements, and when and how they should discuss children’s progress with parents.
Children are good listeners and keen observers. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.
Children are competitive in following instructions. As they grow up they begin making valid decisions on aspects of learning or following commands. They answer the “how” and “why” of their experience and learn to take the best possible route to solve a problem.
Children express themselves well, showing awareness of their listener’s needs. They use past, present, and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.
Children are curious to try out new activities. They have the ability to decide for themselves what they enjoy doing the most. They learn confidence to speak within a familiar group and will not hesitate to discuss their ideas confidently, if encouraged.
Emotions are like a set of colour paints. Learning to handle them well can result in beautiful paintings. On the other hand, not learning to handle emotions well can lead to a mess. Children must be taught to handle emotions well as well as receive emotional cues from those they interact with.
Learning to play, handling both victory as well as failure together, is an important step in developing healthy relationships. Collaborating ideas through interactive decision making is an important relationship builder. This teaches them to show sensitivity to others’ needs and feelings, and to form positive relationships with fellow humans.