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  1. 1. Anna King<br />#8505299<br />Rodocker<br />Hillier<br />QUEST<br />
  2. 2. Topic<br />Early childhood education and development<br />Ages 3 to 5<br />Cognitive development<br />Memory<br />Reasoning<br />Problem-solving<br />Intelligence<br />Number sense<br />
  3. 3. Essential Question<br />How does creative and social play help promote cognitive development and learning in preschool children?<br />
  4. 4. Understanding<br />“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.”<br /> – Hirsh-Pasek, PhD and Roberta Golinkoff, PhD<br />Einstein Never Used Flash Cards<br />
  5. 5. Consultant Interview<br />“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.”<br /> – Jennifer Cambra<br />Kidango<br />
  6. 6. Research and Connections<br />Importance of early childhood education<br />Drilling academics not the best method of learning for young children<br />Simple activities, play = learning<br />
  7. 7. Experience<br />OhloneKidango Lab<br />Observation of classrooms<br />Discussion with consultant<br />Interaction with children<br />
  8. 8. Experience<br />Circle Time<br />Playing with dinosaur toys<br />
  9. 9. Experience and Connections<br />Playing with simple “playthings” help with learning<br />Play will create curiosity and fun of learning<br />
  10. 10. Service<br />Kidango<br />Preschool (Ages 3 to 5)<br />Children from low-income families<br />Helped in classroom, supervised children<br />http://www.kidango.org/<br />
  11. 11. Service Activity<br />Read the book Glad Monster, Sad Monster to the class<br />Art activity<br />children made their own monster<br />
  12. 12. Art Time!<br />Children making their own monsterin creative play.<br />
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  14. 14. Service and Connections<br />There is a need for quality preschool education in the community<br />Direct service –<br />Teaching preschool children <br />Helping teachers in the classroom so teachers can focus on the children<br />Showed me how creative play promotes learning<br />
  15. 15. Essential Question<br />How does creative and social play help promote cognitive development and learning in preschool children?<br />
  16. 16. Answer<br />How does creative and social play help promote cognitive development and learning in preschool children?<br />Preschool is a time of fun and discovery. <br />Social play encourages language development.<br />Creative play reinforces cognitive skills. <br />Art activities are hands-on learning experiences.<br /><ul><li>Develop skills for kindergarten.</li></li></ul><li>“Children are the world&apos;s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.”<br /> – John F. Kennedy<br />
  17. 17. Any questions?<br />Thank you.<br />

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