SOCIAL LEARNING 6
Sociallearning/ Modeling for Toddler age 2-3 Years
Sociallearning/ Modeling for Toddler age 2-3 Years
Sociallearning posits that individuals learn from one another throughimitation, observation and modeling of other’s behaviors, attitudesand outcomes of those particular actions. Social learning requiresthe following necessary conditions: memory, attention and motivationfor effective social learning to occur. Social learning occursthrough the interaction of cognitive elements, behaviors’ and theenvironmental influence. This paper focuses on the social learningand modeling of a toddler that is between two years and three years.
Socialscientists have formulated theories, verifiable research methods andhave collected data that expounds on the essential questions abouthow children develop(Siegler, DeLoache, & Eisenberg, 2011).This paper in addition addresses some of the fundamental questionsabout how children develop in relation to social learning. Readingthrough you will realize understanding the child development throughsocial learning perspective help parents raise siblings successfully.
Whena two-year girl is given a specific task to accomplish, and she failsto figure how to do it, she will shy off from asking for help sinceshe wants to show her independence. Since she is still learning andexploring the world around her, she will have problems incommunicating or expressing herself. In conclusion, as a parent youwill need to understand the toddler and find ways to impactknowledge. In addition invent ways to help the toddler to communicateor express herself.
Subtopic1: Individuality: How Do Children Become Different from One Another?
Individualdifferences exist in various forms which include: intelligence,personality, values, health, memory, body, sex, and age just tomention but a few. At 2-3 years, toddlers are very inquisitive andlearn a lot during this period, therefore, Understanding individualdifferences is important since it helps explain why differenttoddlers behave differently to similar situations.
Subtopic2: Nature and Nurture: How Do Nature and Nurture Together ShapeDevelopment?
Thenature and nature affect and shape the growth and development of atoddler. Nature refers to the environment around the toddler whilethe nurture refers to the natural features the toddler possesses whenborn(Siegler, DeLoache, & Eisenberg, 2011).Understanding of these two concepts helps the parents provide aproper child growing environment while at the same time understandthat the toddlers will behave differently depending on the traitsborn possessing.
Subtopic3: Research and Children’s Welfare: How Can Research PromoteChildren’s Well-Being?
Researchon toddler’s welfare is an essential component that shapes thelearning experience and development of a toddler. Therefore, parentsshould put effort in researching about the various issues that affectthe toddler`s development. Conducting research is important as ithelps the parents identify a toddler’s needs and problem at theearly stages which include: biological, psychological, cognitive,educative and physiological.
Astoddlers grow, they display their individual characteristics. Somegenetically acquired, while others learnt through social learning.Parents ought to understand and help their children in developingtheir personality and allowing them to develop their charactersindependently. Build the toddler into an all round person andsupport the development of his or her strong or weak characters.Nurture the toddler, show love, attention, be keen, and make him orher feel confident. Be their strong pillar in life, encouragethem to express themselves and impact them with knowledge about life.
SuggestedSolution for avoiding, correction or encouraging a child’s behavior
Lifearound toddlers is quite frustrating. Toddlers are very eager toshowcase their independence, and they are very swift in expressingtheir needs. In the process, the toddlers can be a nuisance andmisbehave all through. To avoid, adjust and encourage some of thetoddler`s behavior parents are encouraged to cultivate severalvirtues in them.
First,the parent needs to understand that in order to avoid, correct andencourage certain behaviors in toddler he or she needs to show themlove and attention whenever they demand it. Parents must encouragetoddlers to express themselves more often in order for them to helpthem out. In addition, to help in cultivating different behaviors inkids the parent should provide various reinforcements both positiveand negative whenever the toddler does the correct behavior. Forexample, a parent can praise the toddler, encourage the toddler, andbuy a gift.
Moreover,in order to correct the toddler’s behavior the parents can conductregular checks on the toddler’s behaviors or actions. Regularchecks help discourage the toddler from repeating undesiredbehaviors. One of the vital ways to encourage particular behaviors ina toddler is through provision of a proper growth environment thatcontains the desired behaviors that a parent so desires in a child.Avoiding setting up too many rules and regulations helps correct andencourage different behaviors’ in toddlers. Many rules andregulation frustrate the toddlers thus they end up breaking them andcommitting more harm than expected.
Mysuggested solution for avoiding, correction or encouraging a child’sbehavior is through close observation. The guardian should alwaysensure that he or she administers correction and punishment to thetoddler when required. Through administration of correction andpunishment, Child’s behavior is molded to the required socialstandards.
Siegler,R. S., DeLoache, J. S., & Eisenberg, N. (2011). HowChildren Develop(3rd Edition ed., Vol. 600 pages). New York: Worth Publishers. Print.