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With several 'low key' but significant and impactful amendments to the EYFS coming into play as of last week (the 4th Jan 2023) it's crucial everyone within the industry is up to date and has a plan of action to swiftly tick the boxes necessary to comply with the changes.
Our interactions with children are the bedrock for all early years learning and development, as it's these interactions that form our relationships and attachments, shape learning opportunities and knowledge acquisition and provide the emotional support children desperately need. However, some times too much of a good thing can be bad, right? Especially when it comes to play and allowing children the space and freedom to follow their own innate sense of curiosity. So, join Emily in this class all about 'Interactions' in the early years and how you can make your interactions with children as meaningful and impactful as possible.
1. The Importance of Social Learning12:10
As humans we are social learners, especially in the early years as we develop so much of our knowledge, communication and language skills and understanding of the world around us from social engagements. In this lesson Emily uncovers the importance of 'co-learning' and the neurological impact social interactions have on the brain, as well as, exploring some of the things we can do to help children flourish.
2. The Foundations of Building Relationships12:11
In this lesson Emily takes you through some of the key components of our interactions with babies that help ensure we achieve meaningful relationships and secure attachments. Interactions with babies are complex and full of little cues and signals that communicate messages that we sometimes don't even realise. Through this lesson you'll gain a clear understanding of some of the key ways in which you can ensure your interactions with babies are of the highest quality.
3. Children Are Not Robots!11:07
In this lesson Emily explores the unique individual and the importance of placing the individual child at the heart of everything we do! Children aren't all the same and nor should the emotional and educational support and care we offer the children within our settings. Join Emily in discussing some of the important ways we can help build up our picture of the unique child.
4. Interacting With The Physical Environment06:08
It's so important to use your environment to support and build upon your interactions with the children and their social engagement with their peers, as well as, prioritising how your children interact with the environment around them. In this lesson Emily explores some of the key factors within our environments to boost social activity, cognitive development, educational learning and emotional intelligence.
5. The Art of Co-Learning05:17
Neurological evidence has shown us that infant brains learn best from social engagement and play, not top down adult formal teaching. Now this doesn't mean that don't have a pivotal role in early years education, far from it actually! But understanding when, where and how our interactions should help guide children's learning is so so important, and exactly what Emily explores in this lesson.
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