Best Education Tools for Early Childhood

Best education tools for early childhood
Introduction
What is early childhood education? It is the period before the regular schooling, which in most countries is the first 3 years or 8 years of life. Early childhood education is fundamental basis to a child in later part of their life and success. Early childhood education means the education which we learn from the birth to the age of 8. Recent studies say that the person’s neutrons are formed during this period. Infants and toddlers require more care than any other age group. Their learning process is just like playing.
Early childhood education occurs only in the presence of parents or pre-school or day-care programs. Researchers and early childhood educators they both found that only the parents as an integral part or the key role in educating infant or toddler. Early childhood education takes many forms in educating the child. They can be theoretical and practical ways.
The other terms of early childhood education are “early care”, “early education”, and “early childhood learning”. The first 2 years of their life are very important, they are spent creating “identity” and in the “sense of self”. This is their crucial part of their life, what we feed become their style and behavior. This is a stage where they learn a lot. The foremost thing is they see themselves, how they should think and function, how they expect others to function in relation to their activities. Home, culture and home language also plays a vital role. For this reasons early care is important.
Different Developments
The Development of child is of different types they are sensory development, communication development and language development, cognitive development, emotional development and social development.
Russian and Romanian orphanages found that lack of proper care; social interaction and development affect the developing child. They say that child receive proper attention and affection from their parents and caregivers.
Child Development
Development means the two different things, biological and psychological changes that occur in human beings. Let us see the different stage of developments,
Learning Basic things
This is the first one or two years of life, where infant goes through. It is called the Chronological. In this period the infant is nurtured, loved, well-handled and develops trust. If this doesn’t happens child may feel insecure and mistrustful.
Learning the Autonomy and Will
This is the second psychosocial crisis, it occurs during early childhood, between 15 months or 2 years. Autonomy is not, however, entirely synonymous with assured self possession, initiative, and independence but, at least for children in the early part of this psychosocial crisis, includes stormy self-will, tantrums, stubbornness and negativism.
Learning Initiative
This is called the play age’ or later part of preschool. During this period they try to learn thing like,
1. To imagine, it help to broaden their skills.
2. To cooperative with others.
3. To lead as well as to follow things.
Let us see the Stages
Birth to 3 months: At this stage they begin to smile, they try to track people and objects with eyes. Try to identify faces and bright colors. Reach, discover hands and feet, they try to lift heads and turn. At this stage they need protection from danger objects, good food nutrition and health care.
4 to 6 months: They smile often, we like a lot. Listen intently, they try to respond when spoken to laugh, gurgle, imitates sounds. They try to put things in mouth and grasp objects without using thumb. Parents need to be more careful with them and protect them from danger.
7 to 12 months: They try to remember simple events like identifying themselves, body parts, and familiar voices. Understand own name, other common words. Put objects in the container, sit alone, try to walk and feel shy or upset with strangers.
1 to 2 years: they try to imitate adult reactions, and speak the understand words and ideas. Enjoy stories, walk steadily, climb stairs and run. Recognize ownership of objects, develop friendship and solve problems. And they self control themselves.
They learn every thing what ever they see. They try to work out simple puzzles; they try to improve reading skills and lot more things.

Division of Early Childhood Education
There is a division who look after the schools and daycare in the country. The Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) this Department of Education has programmatic responsibility for preschool through 3rd grade (PK3) programs. They look after the standards in preschool, structural and environment, and process that are the quality of classrooms, teacher-child interaction, and curriculum.
The Division of Early Childhood Education (DECE) work will be,
4. There is a series of advisory committees consisting of nationally recognized experts representing an early childhood education.
5. Cross-department to align all PK3 initiatives.
6. They provide materials and support to the early childhood education to maintain their standard.
There is a program called Even Start Family Literacy Programs, this is federally funded program designed to break illiteracy by improving educational opportunities for low income families.
Early childhood educators
In Early childhood education, educators are the key person. Educators, they come to this stage only after a detailed studies, previous studies and practical experiences, multicultural educators and leaders in discipline. There is a book which provides biographies and bibliographies of more than 30-40 pioneers in early childhood education from Johann Amos Comenius (1592-1670) and John Locke (1632-1704), to Maria Montessori (1870-1952), Leland B. Jacobs (1907-1992), and Lillian Weber (1917-1994). Special attention is given to the multicultural educators. Works were selected because they represent the most interesting and informative sources by and about the educators.
Computers for Children
Let us see how we can use the computers in early childhood educations and their effectiveness. For example we can use it in learning mathematics and viewing animated pictures of animals how they look like, etc. Schools have computer technology and their ratio have increased, at the beginning it is like 1:120 and now it is like 1:2
Computers play a supportive role in early education, For example when the teacher shows the picture of a fish or some animals they know it, but when it showed using the KID PIX program with a story in it. They can record their voice and hear it back, so this attracts a lot. They like it a lot and they learn much faster. Using the WORD PROCESSOR S they can write stories, poems or reports and research found that children who write on this compose or write more stories and they are less worried about and they are more willing to revise.
Advantages of Computers
1. Play and learn
2. Develop problem solving skills
3. Encourage the turn taking
4. They can experiment at their own place
5. It provides rich context for language
Disadvantages of computers
1. It may stifle children’s abilities to play and create, so we need to restrict the time they are using.
2. It can decrease the concentration in other works.
3. Their written communication skills are little bit affected.
They learn how to use the electronic things, how to take care of it.
Like, gentle touches, wash hands before using, no food or drink by the computer etc.
Art Activities
Each and every child has their own creativity and style. Put out the paints and different tools like cotton swaps, paint brushes, etc out allow the child to make their own creation. Promise! each and every art of children is different and will be good one.
Educational DVDs
DVDs, child is attracted by them; because the DVDs are created by pleasant and enjoyable music and sounds they are first attracted by sounds and visual. For example Veggie Tale’s, the wonderful Wizard of Ha’s.

Educational Toys

Well, wonderful thing, Education through toys. They won’t get bored or distracted. They enjoy learning. An educational toy is wonderful toy for a child. It will help them to learn and to develop many different components of their body and brain during the 0 3 yrs. The toys like Sensory Development, Language Development, Puzzles, Blocks & Stackers, Sorters and Math & Counting. By this kind of toys they can improve their learning potential, language and its development, their reasoning abilities are improved, creativity, they know about the shapes and colors and basic concept of mathematics.

Online learning

Parents need some time to relax but child may be in the mood to learn some new things. At that time we can engage them with some online learning process. There are some good reputed sites which provide quality education to early childhood. The same site provides some DVDs too for the parents help and support. Child can record their voices and hear back this attracts every one. They can learn the sign language, Play, know colors and many more things.

Food in preschool or daycare

We need to take care of health too. Kids spend very less time in eating. So here parent face the challenges. They need to attract their kids or to make the intention to eat and make it fun and interesting. Make extra special every day; here you can use your ideas and make interesting. For example, make heart shaped sandwich, cookies or some fun shapes, make fruit kabob, and give some special candy once in a while. Take care of their health too.

The Best education tool, depend upon the individual child; we should not force the child to do this or that. They should learn in their own way, we should only guide them. So leave it to their choice and guide them in a right way.