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Physical Development Middle Childhood 7-10 years ECE 313 Fall 04 Primary Years Discussion: – How have children changed physically during the primary years? – What are they able to do well now that they were just learning before physically? – Be able to determine whether physical milestones are normal development or abnormal development. Health What major health problems affect children physically? What is the leading health problem in young children? What is the fasting growing health problem in young children? Why? What does poverty have to do with health issues in children? Health How does health effect schooling? What can we do as teachers to ensure children are healthy? Injury and Violence What is the leading cause of injury in an elementary school environment? Is violence a factor in children’s growth and development? How and why? – Resilient children Motor development Brain-motor connections Dynamic systems theory- motor, cognition and behavior are linked. Play in primary Roleplay scenarios Board meeting – Teachers, parents, administrators, school board – Discussions of taking recess out of school. – Some of you will be for it some against. – Your goals is to convince others for or against. Why is play important? Types – Functional Play Organization and role assignments Turntaking Realism – Rough and tumble – Pretend Play – Games with rules – Teasing – Rituals Threats to play Television School Policy Physical Challenges Should children with special physical needs be included in physical activity? Why? How? ADHD/ADD- – Behavior vs learning disorders – How can we accommodate ADHD in our classrooms? MAJOR PAPERS Questions? Dates – 11/16 – 11/23 – 11/30 – 12/7 – 12/14 EXAM I Next week- Spend first part of class on infant cognitive development. Second part on exam Do not need scantron What questions do you have from the review?
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