Week 4 – Discussion 1
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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Summertime Regression in Children
By completing this discussion, you will be meeting Weekly Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5.
Initial Post When students leave for summer vacation, they take with them all of the information they learned throughout the year. Unfortunately, some of this information is not retained as childrens main focus during summer is usually summer fun! In fact, approximately two months or 22% of instructional time is typically lost during the summer months; as a result, teachers need to spend at least one month re-teaching the material to make up for this summer regression (John Hopkins Summer Learning Report, 2002). This summer regression idea can be applied to children who are also entering kindergarten. To ensure a child is ready for kindergarten, professionals who work with young children and/or parents can engage children in fun summertime activities that promote and maintain learning.
For this post you will start by providing a summary describing the stages of child development for children that are entering Kindergarten. Next, you will create an interactive factsheet. This factsheet will highlight each stage supported by activities and/or ideas that will help prepare and engage children for Kindergarten during the summer months. Include specific examples, videos, articles, or pictures of the developmental milestones that a child will need to meet to be successful upon entering kindergarten and provide appropriate summertime activities that families can engage in with their children:
Motor development (e.g. balance on one foot for 10 seconds) Cognitive development (e.g. follow simple 3 step commands) Communication development (e.g. says rhyming words) Language development (e.g. tells stories) Social Emotional development (e.g. communicate needs and feelings)
assignment Child Development Observation (Preschool, Early Elementary Age)
By completing this assignment, you will be meeting Weekly Learning Outcomes 1, 3, and 4.
Chapters 7 and 8 of the text Early child development: From theory to practice, describe the stages of physical, social-emotional, cognitive, and language development in preschool and early elementary age children, including the developmental milestones and major developmental domains. Use the textbook, in addition to the video provided with the instructions for this assignment as resources. This assignment supports your knowledge of child development stages, domains, and milestone, which you will use in your Week Five Final Paper.
Read Chapters 7 and 8 from your course text and view the video Dracos transition to group time (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. As you watch the video, take notes about what you observe related to child development. Next, write your assignment to meet the following content and written communication expectations.
Content Expectations/Content Criteria
Observation Summary (1 point): Summarize your observations from the video Dracos Transition to Group Time. Developmental Stages and Domains (2.5 points): Based on your observations, explain the stage of development and domain the child is in, including (a) stage of physical and motor development, (b) stage of social-emotional development, (c) stage of self-help development, (d) stage of cognitive development, and (e) stage of language development. Typical Development (1.5 point): Explain the typical development you observed in Dracos Transition to Group Time video, including any concerns with the development of the toddler in the video for the age of the child. Developmental Support Strategies (2 points): Based on your observation and your desired professional role, explain how you might support this stage with developmentally appropriate practices. In addition, explain what your environment might look like or include.
Written Communication Expectations
Page Requirement (0.5 points): Two to three pages, excluding title and references pages. APA Formatting (0.5 points): Use APA 6th edition formatting, as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center, consistently throughout the assignment. Syntax and Mechanics (0.5 points): Display meticulous comprehension and organization of syntax and mechanics, such as spelling and grammar. Source Requirement (0.5 points): References the textbook and video resources for the assignment and at least two additional scholarly sources to provide compelling evidence to support ideas. All sources on the references page need to be used and cited correctly within the body of the assignment.
Review and Submit the Assignment
Review your assignment with the Grading Rubric (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. to be sure you have achieved the distinguished levels of performance for each criterion. Next, submit the assignment to the drop box for evaluation no later than Day 7.