As any parent knows, the early years of a child’s life are absolutely crucial in that child’s future health and happiness. It’s also a known fact that ‘play’ is a vital component in the development of the child, and it is through play that children learn so many things about the world around them. Now, thanks to this interesting and engaging home study course from UK Open Learning, you could learn how to play an important part in the development of pre-school children.
Learn a range of vital child development skills
Whether you are an acting childcare practitioner or simply a loving parent, this course could be right for you. It will give you valuable help and advice on a range of activities designed to entertain children under the age of five. It’s fascinating but true that children learn more in their first few years than at any other time in their lives. That’s why it is vital that the adults around them learn how to provide them with the opportunities and resources that feed their vivid imagination.
What will I learn on the course?
By taking our distance learning Teaching and Entertaining Pre-School Children course, you will gain important information and background knowledge regarding the development of the child. The course will also give you a wealth of ideas for activities that promote learning in the child.
This course can be studied at your own pace and there are no deadlines for assignments. However, you must complete the course within 12 months from the date you receive the course.
Section 1: The stages of development
Section 2: Observation and assessment of children
- Factors which affect growth and development
Section 3: Supporting children
- Types of observation
- Methods of observation
Section 4: Early numeracy
- Talented children
- Exploring the senses
Section 5: Early literacy
- Shape and size
Section 6: Personal, social and emotional development
- Language and communication
- Linking sounds and letters
- English as an additional language
Section 7: Physical development, intellectual development and creative development
- Forming relationships
- Sense of community
- Exploring cultures and religions
- Equal Opportunities
- Recognising and dealing with emotions
- Growing independence
- Facing up to fears
- Self confidence and self esteem
Section 8: Prompting safe play
- Fresh air and exercise
- Indoor physical play
- Outdoor physical play
- Knowledge and understanding of the world
- Science and Technology
- Feeding the imagination
- Painting, drawing, printing, collage and model making
- Role play
FREE 200 PAGE SUPPLEMENT TO HELP YOU TEACH AND ENTERTAIN YOUR CHILDREN.
Who can take the Teaching and Entertaining Pre-School Children course?
- Child rights and protection
- Health and Safety
- Dangers online
- Guns and toy weapons
The Teaching and Entertaining Pre-School Children course is from UK Open Learning, one of the UK’s leading distance learning providers. The course is as interesting as it is rewarding, and could lead to you playing a vital part in the development of young children. Although no prior knowledge is required and the course is open to anyone, it is particularly useful for parents, existing childcare practitioners or those wishing to embark on a career working with pre-school children.
How does the Teaching and Entertaining Pre-School Children course work?
The great thing about distance learning is that you can study from home or work, at your own pace and in your own time. You will also have your own professional personal tutor offering unlimited support via email and post, seven days a week. He or she will be happy to answer any questions you may have and give you advice as to how to complete the course successfully.
Is there an exam at the end of the course?
No, the course is made up of assignments which you complete and send to your tutor for marking.
Is there a word count for my assignments?
No, there is no specific word count but you have to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the questions. One sentence answers will not be accepted and you will be asked to redo the question and resubmit it.
What happens if I’ve paid for the course but find it unsuitable?
Not a problem. If you return it within seven days, we’ll give you a complete refund, as long as the course is in re-saleable condition.