Whether it’s the classroom or your kitchen the environment is one of your child’s biggest teachers. Classroom management, behavior and conflict can all be addressed through environment. Below are some links to explore research on this aspect of our learning.
Effects of physical environment in the classroom
Effects of a learner’s perception of their environment on learning
Effects of physical environment on early childhood
Art in early childhood isn’t just about painting, it’s about creating, which is fundamental to how human minds reach their greatest potential. Supporting children through their type of art is multifaceted and can include everything from paint to video, and light through sound.
The International Art in Early Childhood Journal
Understanding resilience in early childhood and beyond is pivotal to how we support children, schools, families and teachers.
Understanding naturally occurring resilience
Early childhood can be a complex study. Below is a link that reviews the fundamentals.
Science overview of early childhood development
Goodness of fit speaks to how a child’s environment and relationships match their temperament. Mismatches can be identified when households or classrooms are high in defiance, chaos, or anger. If your home or classroom is made up of mostly defiance, argument, or intense emotions, there is a way out and it’s through environment and relationship. These are all normal in early development, however they should be a very small aspect of your day to day connections. I will continue to share links that can support teachers and parents through mismatches.
Clinical relevance of early childhood behavior issues
Integrative review of temperament in early childhood