Eymp 2: Promoting Early Years Development


In the EYFS there are 6 areas of learning and development, these are:

• Communication and language development involves giving children a language-enabling environment to give them confidence and skills in expressing themselves and to communicate and listen in various situations.
• Physical development includes providing opportunities for young children to be physically active and interactive, also to develop their co-ordination, control and movement. Children must also be taught the importance of physical activity and also the importance of having a healthy diet.
• Personal, social, and emotional development includes helping children to gain a positive image of themselves and others to enable them to form positive relationships and gain respect for others. It also involves children being able to socialize and manage their feelings effectively also having confidence in their own abilities.
• Literacy development involves children being able to link sounds and letters and eventually begin to read and write. The environment must enable children to be able to gain access to reading materials to set their interests of.
• Mathematics includes providing children with the opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers in simple calculations involving addition and subtraction also describing shapes, spaces and measurements.
• Understanding the world involves giving children the resources to develop their knowledge on the world and their community opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
• Expressive arts and design involves giving children the environment to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a range of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play and design and technology.
(Information gathered from the revised EYFS)

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