Area of Development – Approaches to Learning: Management of Self Within the Learning Environment

Indicators typical for a child between the ages of 3 and 5 for this area:

  • Shows eagerness and curiosity as a learner
    • Shows interest in how water makes the wheel turn at the water table
    • Asks how the caterpillar can live in the cocoon with no food or water
    • Discusses with another child why the paint turned brown after the brush was used for several different colors
  • Shows some self direction
    • Finds materials with which to work, such as scissors, tape and markers, for acting on an idea or desire
    • Chooses one activity out of several and becomes engaged in it
  • Attends to task and seeks help when encountering a problem
    • Accepts help from teacher when putting together a puzzle
    • Tries to engage the zipper on their coat over and over again until they can do it alone
    • Accepts teacher or peer suggestions for solving a problem
  • Approaches tasks with flexibility and inventiveness
    • Plays role assigned by peer when playing in dramatic play center
    • Experiments with paint brush to find ways to keep the paint from dripping
    • Tries to staple pieces of paper together after unsuccessfully trying to tape them together

Related Storytime Shares:

Approaches to Learning: Management of Self Within the Learning Environment 1 (Curiosity)

Approaches to Learning: Management of Self Within the Learning Environment 2 (Flexibility and Inventiveness/Kid Heroes)

Approaches to Learning: Management of Self Within the Learning Environment 3 (Helping)

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3 thoughts on “Area of Development – Approaches to Learning: Management of Self Within the Learning Environment

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