ERIC Number: ED082400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
The Ways Children Learn. Caring for Children, Number One.
Murphy, Lois B.; Leeper, Ethel M.
The booklet is the first in a series on the ways that child care centers can contribute to the healthy growth, and development of preschool children and focused on are the ways in which children learn. A child is said to be equipped to learn through the use of his senses, his muscles, curiosity, language, and organizing ability. It is explained that a child learns through activities based on exploration, trial and error, avoidance of pain, pleasure, limitation, participation, and communication. The child is thought to need to learn to trust the world, know his own body, know familiar objects, engage in human relationships, know time concepts, have realistic fears, know how to handle anger, know how to cope with frustration and know how to be responsible. Teachers are encouraged to gain the confidence of the child, provide an atmosphere for learning, be a good example, talk and listen, help a child control behavior, and love the child. (For other booklets in the series see EC 052 601 through EC 052 604). (DB)
Descriptors: Child Development, Day Care Centers, Early Childhood Education, Guidelines, Learning Processes
Superintendent of Documents, U. S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D. C. 20402 ($0.40)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Children's Hospital of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD.; Menninger Foundation, Topeka, KS.
Authoring Institution: Child Development Services Bureau (DHEW/OCD), Washington, DC.