Monday, November 24, 2014

True facts: preschoolers

featuring my niece: Peyton Coleman (5yrs old)
there are two separate videos that go together i could not get the editor to work to make them one.
i hope you enjoy. 

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Language as a benefit

     Babies first language is babbling in which the text explains as well as cooing. Babbling is talking rapidly and continuously in incomprehensible way. Cooing is known as making soft murmuring sounds. Language is easily picked up upon at a young age the language a baby hears the most will become there dominate language. My friend has a son that is dominican and black. He was more so raised by his spanish grandmother, his preferred language is spanish but because of his mom he is capable of speaking english. as a young little boy, he is four years old, he is well rounded and a brilliant little boy. He even tends to use it against her, when he gets upset with her he speaks in spanish because he knows she cannot understand. Going through high school i attempted spanish it was terrible, completely difficult for me grasp the grammar let alone speak the language. Later i tried latin i was successful enough in it but the point of it all is that language is hard to learn once you are older.In my child development psychology class we learned that its easier to teach a language while the child is young. Just like my friends son other kids are more sensitive to languages. children can decipher their native language from one that they are being taught. The research on language should be spreader all over,it could even prevent colleges from having it as a requirement for graduating because it will become common. Above any other reason it should be presented and told to the public to encourage parents and schools to learn more then one language at a young age so that it will not be as difficult when you are older. Even though babies are the fastest at learning language teaching kids in elementary school is efficient as well. babies decipher language at a relatively young age. The neural system focuses on strengthening their native language. Phonemes are what make babies and kids pick up on the different languages. For example this year i attempted latin here at the college of Charleston it was a pain. I learned the words but never was capable of placing or saying them correctly. So i believe learning a language young gives you a better understanding and voice to speak it because not only did you learn it as a child but it is also now considered your second native language. children has a sensitive period where they are extremely responsive. its just harder to learn another language at an older age such as me in eleventh and twelfth grade where i continuously tried languages to adapt them and never did and to this day haven’t found one i could pick up on. Learning a second language can be good for future references when your looking for a job. It could be that one underlining factor for you to receive the position because you are equipped to talk to more then just one certain race. There are tons of pluses with two languages besides jobs such as school, knowing if someone is talking about you and to just broaden yourself as a person. Also some languages are also said to help understand others. Latin is said to be basically root words, so knowing latin could help you better understand some english words. There are some downfalls to learning a language at a young age. vocabulary is limited because now you have to learn a multitude of words in not only just one language but two so both languages will suffer. this is the only defect i could see as a problem. Other then that it is completely beneficial. teaching kids to be bilingual at a young age would without a doubt increase intelligence, and give a better occupational state. as well as linking to native languages together it gives two different cultural based people an opportunity to underhand and talk to one another. Socially that helps the world better puzzle together. english is not the only language that is important. When you walk into a store and the owners are spanish what do you do if you can not comprehend what they are saying? Nothing. I can not stress how important it is to learn a different language at a young age.There maybe a difficulty with applying the second language into young schools, but doing it will will also increase memorizations for learning. Students have to be engaged in order to obtain the language that is being taught. Memorization is helpful but not efficient. I have tried this method of memorization and for me it is very clear that it does not work. Anyone can learn a language at anytime as long as they are committed to it, there is just a stage and age where it is easier. I stress that encouraging schools and parents to teach kids a second language at young age it is profitable. 


Wednesday, October 29, 2014



         Sir Ken Robinson's, how school kills creativity was really interesting, it had me thinking on other levels. He makes multiple points towards the end that make a person agree with him and or give school a second thought. Education was our common day to day thing as Ken put its. He heels that generations educated each generation to come. education was not necessary it wasn't here since the world began and its reasons weren't to better the children or learners but for some other purpose. ken noticed every school focused on the same thing. there are some arts and music and some other arts. one of his points was that what are america's values, and basically that this education will not benefit us in the future. he further focuses on the fact that people values academic achievements rather then creativity. creativity is now meaningless. An education system that makes creativity increase is associated with Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligence. this theory gives eight single intelligence solve problems and discover the world. this theory correlates with his talk. the world around us is quickly evolving. we need to open our minds and evolve and think and do more then just the basics.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Are you born all knowing???

    Are children not infants when born? Were you born an adult? Growing up we portray functional childhood. We grow from infants to toddlers and so on. kids do not wake up trying or  attempting to fail at thriving, if so why try? lawyers do not quiet their jobs because they were defeated by one trial, therefore kids are growing and going through things in order to grow. Adults can not wake up one day ready to work if they have no job, they can not wake up in an occupation. only animals wake up doing what they will do all of their lives.  Ivan Pavlov obviously thought we barked, walked on all for and didn't know or learn how to clean ourselves. We do not drool at the thought of food,but we do learn from conditioning. He obviously gained some knowledge from that. Through activity as Piaget states is how a infant, child and even some adults grow. New Born's do not get birthed and then walk their way out of the womb, they do not have full access of all their limbs. Infants crawl, stand up, fall, most of all learn from mistakes made. Immaturity does not equal out to you being a child. Somewhere in life the adult did not learn from their mistakes and is still growing, which does not label them a child, they just require more conditioning. Children are not meant to take everything literally, they grow into that behavior, as Piaget says "the work of play is for kids". Ivan Pavlov's theory on classical conditioning helps an adolescent to grow into a grown up. If a child runs into the street and gets hit by a car obviously they would not run back into the street again in oncoming traffic, even the dog learned if he would be good he could get a bone. John Watson was the man to put the theory to the test with a human child. I guess he saw more into humans then Pavlov, we do more then eat, sleep, poop, and play. A child knows as much as you teach them and they choose to obtain. Learning through stimulus is what Watson was great for, if everyday at the same time you left for work and you came home from work the door made the same sounds, your son or daughter would grow to learn the times of the day you would leave and or return home. they gained awareness from the stimulating noise of the door. With children things are gradually learned, and or conditioned. A child is not born all knowing, are they god? Are you god? Do you know everything? When is the world going to end? questions that need answers. children develop schemes that interconnect what they know to what they just learned and building of it. Children are like building blocks, well at least that is how their development is. The brain is not fully equipped to make grave decisions at one or even five years of age. why put the world in a child's hand? do you want to have nap time at work or a snack when you are doing good? children are just what they are named, children. they are expected to grow from the time of birth till an adult even after becoming an adult. Growing, adapting, and learning things outside of what they already know and or are aware of through experience and trial and error defines a child or what some would call their "syndrome". I agree with some aspects of Piaget's stage theory, and Watson and Pavlov's classical conditioning behaviorism theories. what child at 2, 9 or 12 can graduate college at this very moment? i think non, they still have tons to learn.