Assessment Task 7
Angela cares for Manshu who is 2 years old and 3 year old Jessica. Manshu has just begun potty training and Jessica has just had a baby sister. They both arrive at 8am every morning and have breakfast with Angela and her 2 children aged 5 and 7. After breakfast Angela takes her children to school and then returns home to carry out her domestic routine. At 10.30am they either go along to the weekly childminding group where Angela meets with other home based carers and Manshu and Jessica play or they go to the local park.
Answer the following questions:
Question 1. Why is play important to Manshu and Jessica’s learning and development? Answer 1. As per EYFS statutory framework 2012, there are three areas of learning and development that are particularly important for igniting children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive. These three prime areas are: communication and language;
physical development; and
personal, social and emotional development
Play is an integral part of every child's life and plays a major role in strengthening these three prime areas of learning and development. Play will help Manshu and Jessica learn, explore, investigate, develop new skills and polish existing skills. Play stimulates them and helps then to learn. It has developmental aspects in developing their gross and fine motor skills, bilateral hand use, hand-eye coordination and balance. It also develops their social interaction skills; helps build positive interactions between the child and their playmates. It also builds on their skill of sharing and taking turns. For Manshu, role play with dolls could help her in her potty training and ease her off during this step in life. Similarly for Jessica, having a newborn sibling at home is a new phase in life and she can learn to share through play, and role play with doll can get her to understand about having a new baby sister at home.
Question 2. What might Angela's domestic routine include?
Answer 2. Angela's domestic routine could include cooking, preparing food, cleaning or tidying up, setting the table, washing hands and face of children in her care, making shopping list, shopping and putting shopping away.
Question 3. How can Angela involve Manshu and Jessica in those domestic routines? Question 4. What learning may have taken place for Manshu and Jessica? (The learning and developmental skills that took place have been marked in red) Answer 3 and 4. Angela can ask Manshu and Jessica to help her with her daily routines thereby letting them learn and develop new skills. She can encourage them to wash their hands on their own under her supervision so they can help prepare food; this helps them develop a good understanding of hygiene practices, which helps develop their personal, social & cognitive development. She can engage them in preparing snack to aid in their sensory development, and using tools (suitable for children) to cut/prepare the snack which will build their physical development. They can help to set the table to eat, which will help in developing their independence, it also helps them to learn to follow instructions and improving their language skills. Colour coordinating place mats with cups can also help them in learning colour-matching skills, helping their cognitive development. They can help to tidy up which would develop their social and emotional development. While taking Manshu and Jessica out to play, Angela can tell them about different body parts as they put on their coast, wellies etc, this will develop their language, cognitive, fine motor and self help skills.
Question 5. What might Angela learn by observing children?
Answer 5. By observing children Angela can learn how the children learn, what they enjoy, the different developmental stages they are at and how to plan further activities for that child. As children learn through...
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