A Child’s view on Sunscreen

Hi Everyone!

As some of you may know I am a full time online student. With that being said,  it is my overall goal to become a counselor for children and families. Currently I hold my roles. I am a student, mother and caseworker for my community. The last year or so I have been MIA in with my blog. I am hoping to change this. I love to write and document my life. So I am thinking what better way to share some of my learning journey with all of you. After all, it may just help some and teach me some things in the process. So feel free to comment and share your thoughts and views.

            To start, this week I learned both Piaget and Vygotsky were intelligent developmental theorist. In fact, Stantrock (2018) describes Piaget as a genius when it came to observing children. While on the other hand, “Vygotsky’s theory has been embraced by many teachers and has been successfully applied to education” (Clara, 2017; Gauvain & Perez, 2015). Although Piaget and Vygotsky have differences in each of their theories, they also have similarities. Overall, each theorist share intriguing information based children’s cognitive developmental factors.

            Piaget and Vygotsky have notable different views on education and a child’s development.  Piaget believes children develop knowledge by transforming, organizing, and reorganizing previous knowledge (Stantrock, 2018, p.203). For example, my five year old son easily sun burns. With that being said, when he starts to feel as if he’s getting warm in the sun he will notify me that he needs more sunscreen applied. Piaget would suggest my son has felt hot before which ultimately resulted in a sun burn and has taught him to associate the feeling of heat on his skin to sunscreen, to prevent the pain he suffered from the sun burn. Whereas, Vygotsky theorizes children conduct knowledge primary through social communication (Stantrock, 2018, p.203). With that being said, Vygotsky would associate my child’s urge to apply sunscreen to come from previous guidance and communication by applying sunscreen on him after I ask if he’s feeling hot while outside.

            Lastly I would like to point out although Piaget and Vygotsky share many differences, one similarity stands out most for me. According to Stantrock (2018)  “In both Piaget’s and Vygotsky’s theories, teachers serve as a facilitators and guides, rather than as directors and molders of learning” (p.202). In other words, they both agree teachers are viewed as an opportunity of guidance. For example, both theorist would believe it beneficial to explain to my young son the reasoning behind applying sunscreen. Ultimately, this will provide the knowledge and consequences of not applying sunscreen to his skin. What theorist do you guys believe to be most accurate?

  Thanks for reading! I hope you all have a great weekend!

-Britt

References

Stantrock, W. J. (2018). A topical approach to life-span development (9th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill Education.

Clara, M. (2017) How instruction influences conceptual development: Vygotsky’s theory revisited.Educational Psychologist, 52, 50-62.

Gauvain, M., & Perez, S. (2015) Cognitive development in the context of culture. In R.M. Lerner (ED.),Handbook of child psychology and developmental science (7th ed.). New York: Wiley.

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Liebster Award

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Hey Guys!!! Guess what?!?!?!?

I was nominated by sweet Jeanny for the Liebster Award!! This is super exciting for me. Go check out her blog right meow!! I love it!! She has a little bit of everything from crafts, to some yummy recipes along with life travels, its great!! Thank you so much Jeanny!  Now go check her out :))

What’s the LIEBSTER AWARD?:

It’s an award in which bloggers nominate other bloggers for showing respect to their works and their dedication. It’s an appreciation and recognition for all the fellow bloggers out there in the blogosphere..!!

Rules For Accepting It:

  • Write about it on your blog and thank the person who nominated you , write about his blog too.
  • Display the award on your blog.
  • Nominate 5 or 10 blogs which you feel deserve it
  • Let the nominees know that you nominated them.

“Don’t forget to create 10 questions for them to answer. Notify your nominees and provide a link to your post so that they’ll know what to do. Once you’re done, come back here and comment with the link to your post so I can check out your answers.”

MY QUESTIONS FROM JEANNY :

  1. What is your favorite book? Give details about the book and why it’s your favorite.

My favorite book right now is “The Secrets She Keeps”- I don’t want to give many details but its a hard to put down type of book. 🙂 oh and the Author is Michael Robotham

2. Who is your favorite person?

This is a hard one. I have so many favorite people. I guess if I had to pick one it would be my mom. My mom is my best friend 🙂 ❤

3.Who would you choose, your son if you have or your husband?

My son!! Everyday!

4. How is your blogging life?

My blogging life is okay!! I really enjoy it!! I’m new, so i’m still trying to figure some things out. It’s a learning process. 

5. Is your personal life same as your blogging life?

Yes!!! Everything I post is basically my life!

6. How transparent are you at blogging?

I’m still trying to get the hang of things! 🙂

7. How would you help promote world peace?

I really don’t know, I would have to spend time thinking about this one!

8. Does religion have to be connected with culture?

This is a touchy subject… I don’t really know.. I don’t really think so though.?

9.Would you allow yourself to be an another wife of your husband if ever it is legal?

H E double hockey sticks no! lol … Now way!!

10. How important is a second chance to you? Would you give second chances to people?

I am a firm believer of second chances.. Everyone is going to make mistakes but it’s how you overcome from those mistakes is what matters to me.

I’d like to Nominate the Following people:

My 10 questions to the Nominees:

  1. What is your favorite food?
  2. What’s your favorite desert?
  3. Something Silly that always makes you smile?
  4. IPhone or Android preference?
  5. Why did you create your blog?
  6. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? and why?
  7. How often do you add a new post to your blog?
  8. What is your greatest goal in life?
  9. What is your highest achievement?
  10. If you had the ability to change one thing in this crazy planet, what would it be and why?

Thanks so much!!!

XO<3

Britt