TOPIC 5: Children Learning Area: Literacy, Visual Arts and Socio-Dramatic…
TOPIC 5: Children Learning Area: Literacy, Visual Arts and Socio-Dramatic Centres
ORAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
Around 18 months, children learn their first 50 words (Berger, 2009).
By 5 years old, most children understand between 5,000 and 20,000 words and have an average sentence length of six or more words (CDC, 2007).
The Importance of Literacy Centre
Oral language (speak, talk)
Phonological awareness (sounds of speech).
Alphabet principle & phonemic awareness (relationship between letters & sound).
Positive attitude toward reading & writing.
Increase knowledge in all curriculum areas.
Learn about new words, both real and imaginary
Improve social interactions
Be entertained and experience enjoyment
The Effective Literacy Centre
A listening area
A reading area
A writing area
Caregivers of Infants & Toddlers
Talk to children throughout the day during class activities and routine activities.
Read books to children.
Sing songs to children
Engage in conversational give and take
Respond to all children’s effort to communicate
Expand and extend speech as children begin to use words.
Stages of Early Childhood Art
Pre-schematic stage (symbolic)
Schematic stage (moving to more realistic picture)
What is Socio-Dramatic Play?
Children engage in pretend situations
have a play theme