The Effects Of Sociocultural Theories On Children 's Learning

968 WordsNov 9, 20144 Pages
Blue’s Clues is a children’s television series that was aired in 1996 and remained popular in the young generations and their parents until the final episode aired in 2006. In this television series Steve and his friend Blue play a game every show that involves finding Blue’s paw prints and solving the clues to find out what Blue wants. Along the way they play interactive games that involve counting, identifying colors, identifying animals and so much more. This educational program is consistent with current developmental theories and has been successful at educating young children before and during the early school years. Sociocultural theorists believe that the most important concept in a child’s cognitive development is the way other people and the environment shape the child’s learning (Siegler and DeLoache p155), thus Blue’s Clues is based off of this theory of sociocultural because someone is helping to guide the child along and the environment is conducive to optimal learning experiences. “Vygotsky, in contrast, portrayed them as social learners, intertwined with other people who are eager to help them gain skills and understanding… Vygotsky viewed them as intent on participating in activities that happen to be prevalent in their local setting” (Siegler and DeLoache, p156). As a part of the sociocultural theory the children are guided along by someone else who can more professionally guide the activity. In Blue’s Clues the show’s host, Steve, will guide the children’s
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