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QUEST project 08-09

QUEST project 08-09

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  • Anna King
    #8505299
    Rodocker
    Hillier
    QUEST
  • Topic
    Early childhood education and development
    Ages 3 to 5
    Cognitive development
    Memory
    Reasoning
    Problem-solving
    Intelligence
    Number sense
  • Essential Question
    How does creative and social play help promote cognitive development and learning in preschool children?
  • Understanding
    “Childhood is about making discoveries. It is a time when children learn about … their own capabilities. These discoveries do not take place in … structured lessons … or in boxes or on computer screens.”
    – Hirsh-Pasek, PhD and Roberta Golinkoff, PhD
    Einstein Never Used Flash Cards
  • Consultant Interview
    “Every child is different, but for every child, the first seven years are the most important years for the child in all aspects of development.”
    – Jennifer Cambra
    Kidango
  • Research and Connections
    Importance of early childhood education
    Drilling academics not the best method of learning for young children
    Simple activities, play = learning
  • Experience
    OhloneKidango Lab
    Observation of classrooms
    Discussion with consultant
    Interaction with children
  • Experience
    Circle Time
    Playing with dinosaur toys
  • Experience and Connections
    Playing with simple “playthings” help with learning
    Play will create curiosity and fun of learning
  • Service
    Kidango
    Preschool (Ages 3 to 5)
    Children from low-income families
    Helped in classroom, supervised children
    http://www.kidango.org/
  • Service Activity
    Read the book Glad Monster, Sad Monster to the class
    Art activity
    children made their own monster
  • Art Time!
    Children making their own monsterin creative play.
  • Service and Connections
    There is a need for quality preschool education in the community
    Direct service –
    Teaching preschool children
    Helping teachers in the classroom so teachers can focus on the children
    Showed me how creative play promotes learning
  • Essential Question
    How does creative and social play help promote cognitive development and learning in preschool children?
  • Answer
    How does creative and social play help promote cognitive development and learning in preschool children?
    Preschool is a time of fun and discovery.
    Social play encourages language development.
    Creative play reinforces cognitive skills.
    Art activities are hands-on learning experiences.
    • Develop skills for kindergarten.
  • “Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.”
    – John F. Kennedy
  • Any questions?
    Thank you.