A Simple Introduction To Child Care At Home
The activities of a daycare centre are programmed to help your child in his or her development. These activities are often simple things that a parent can do when they are at home. Just remember that when you do these activities to your children, repetition is the key. Repetitive activities are more instrumental in a child’s learning.
An important thing to remember is that not all children in a daycare have the same capacity to learn. The thing is those who are a little advanced in learning can not go one step ahead of the other children. This is why it is important to know that the age groups are the determining factor of a child’s learning ability in a daycare. The interest level of these children may not be at the same level with each age group. Like not all activities done by toddlers work for the babies age group.
The Age Group Pattern
The age groups are arranged in the following manner…
- The babies ages ranges from newborn to a year old.
- The toddler age group ranges from a year old to three
- And the preschool age group ranges from three years old to five.
The good thing about these daycare activities is that they are different from one age group to another. Loud reading activities are very good activities. This is a good activity even when you do this at home because it requires the use if an illustration book which when the child sees, he will identify the words phonetically. Written are more the focus of children in the higher age groups. This will also allow you to interact with the child as you can already ask them to identify in spoken language what these words are. The trick here is to transfer some of the reading process to your child. And soon, your child will start recognizing the forms of the letters and to some extent the whole word. And when she is familiar with a certain word, you can point at it everytime you two encounter that word.
For every age group, the year starts with the listing if what the child has accomplished and what are the behaviours the child has developed. Then you can follow this with another list containing the things that you can do to help your child develop and learn more. Then again, you should always remember that different children learn at different rates and that the age grouping is just a guide.
There are a few tips in doing these activities. First, you have to integrate the element of fun when doing these activities with your child. You can do this by being energetic and enthusiastic about the activities. When the child feels the fun in doing the activity, then the learning will follow naturally. Second, you can do some activities that are designed for a specific age group with children in other age groups. And lastly, it is important that you look for activities that will spark the interest of your child. Do not pick out activities that the child finds difficulty in doing.
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