Presentation on theme: " Why do babies like to chew on books? Why do toddlers throw their toys again after you have just picked them up? What should you do if a three-year-old."— Presentation transcript:
Why do babies like to chew on books? Why do toddlers throw their toys again after you have just picked them up? What should you do if a three-year-old lies? Children’s behavior can both be fascinating and frustrating.
Taking care of children is one of the most important responsibilities you can have. You have an impact, or significant effect, on children’s lives. Learn how you can make a positive difference in a child’s life. Learn more about how children grow and develop. Learn why children feel, think, and act the way they do. Discover caregivers’ importance Enjoy children more Learn about career opportunities
A way of acting or responding that is common at each stage of childhood. Understanding these behaviors can help you respond to children more appropriately.
A person who takes care of a child Provide: Food and clothes Love and Affection (needed for emotional growth) Help children learn Teach children how to get along with others and how to know right from wrong.
Chart on back of notes: Childhood Past and Present PastPresent Health Education Love Work Play Dress
HealthPast: Diseases cause death in almost every family. Present: Diseases are controlled better. Better nutrition is available. Childhood obesity has increased
EducationPast: Public Education 1800s. Small schools – classes were made up of different ages and abilities. Present: Students are grouped by age and sometimes learning level Enhanced Technology Special Needs are met
LovePast: Children need love!! Parents/caregiver works hard to build a good life for their children Raised morally or ethically. Raised to be responsible and independent Present: Same
WorkPast: Worked at a very young age Chores, gathering wood, sewing, and plowing. Worked in factories and other adult workplaces Present: Work on growing, learning, and playing. Teens may hold a job but there are strict guidelines Chores
Play Always been important to children! It is how they learn Past: Hand made toys from parents Very few toys and very simple Children were expected to use their imagination Sports 1800s Video/computer games 1970 Present: Variety of toys seems endless Electronic toys
DressPast: Formal dress Infants & toddlers wore long gowns (both genders). Boys wore suits Girls wore dresses Present: More casual Boys and girls similar style Infants- onesies or t-shirts
How children learn
Childhood means different things to different people depending on their experience Easy & Comfortable = carefree time of security Parents struggled to provide for you = hardship Childhood is a period of rapid development, dependence on caregivers, and preparation for adult life.
Describe 2 ways learning about children can benefit you? What are the six areas in which views about children have changed over the years.