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Course Text: Marion, M. (2015). Guidance of young children (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.
Chapter 1, “A Teacher’s Role in Guiding Children” (pp. 3-28)
Chapter 3, “Understanding Child Development” (pp. 61-71)
Chapter 6, “Using Observation in Guiding Children” (pp. 158-180)
Video: Laureate Education (Producer). (n.d.). Social and emotional learning [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 13 minutes.
Early childhood expert, Marilyn Gootman, Ed.D. talks about the importance of social-emotional learning.
Perception and Memory
As you have been learning, development has a great deal to do with how they behave, learn, and interact. This week, your textbook explains that both perception and memory “are important in how children take in, organize, and remember what they see and hear during interactions” (p. 58).
For this Discussion, consider the ways in which children’s ages and cognitive development are related to their behavior. Then choose an age group—either infants/toddler or preschoolers.
By Day 3:
Post a response to the following:
- Based on the age group you chose: What is the relationship between perception and memory and children’s behavior?
- Why is it vital that professionals who work with young children and their families understand this relationship and how does it affect child guidance?
- What insights did you glean from this section of your text and how will you apply it to your work with young children and their families?