My Philosophy about Child Development Essay

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My Philosophy about Child Development
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A child's development affects how they learn. All children don't fit the norms of development but not all children should be looked down on because of this. The development of the body and mind leads to the development of skills a child learns in life. Teachers need to help the child expand their skills and the knowledge to do the skills well.

"Virtually everything a young child does is affected if physical development is delayed" (Charlesworth, 2000). Adults and teachers need to do everything possible to keep physical development from being delayed. Adults can provide children with opportunities to help them in development.

By the age of three a child's
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"More than 10% of normal children in primary schools have learning difficulties to some extent" (Holle, 1976). Teachers should try to find the problem the student is having and find them the help they need by consulting with parents or counselors.

A child's emotions can effect the child's efforts to maintain their goals. A child who reaches their goal or overcomes an obstacle experiences happiness (Santrock, 1996). A teacher should consider a child's emotions as they are evaluating them. Teachers should provide a comfortable environment for the students so they are willing to try and achieve their goals with no criticism. "Life is the curriculum; adaptation is the major objective; development becomes the teaching process; and the child is the learner at the center of the process" (Allen & Marotz, 1998). Most young children find the early school years to be enjoyable (Allen & Marotz, 1998). It is up to teachers to make sure the enjoyment a child receives from school continues throughout their school experience. Teachers need to make learning fun by teaching topics that the children are interested in with a hands on approach. Children need to be able to communicate and get along well with others to do well in school although they may need some guidance from the teacher to do this.

Children are all different and may learn and develop at different rates. Some children may not develop as fast as others and these children need to
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