Tutor profile: Hannah P.
Correct the following paragraph by adding punctuation, capitalizing letters, and correcting grammar and spelling: yesterday i and bob went to the grocery store. their were many things on are list that we needed to by including apples oranges grapes and lettuce. first we got a cart and began walking towards the frute. when we were done shopping. we went to the front of the store to pay for are items. we left the store put the groceries in the car and drove home?
The paragraph should look and read like this: Yesterday, Bob and I went to the grocery store. There were many things on our list that we needed to buy including: apples, oranges, grapes, and lettuce. First, we got a cart and began walking towards the fruit. When we were done shopping, we went to the front of the store to pay for our items. We left the store, put the groceries in the car, and drove home.
Subject: Early Childhood Education
We are all born to be natural learners. During the earliest years of our lives, our bodies and brains develop an exponential amount. As children, one of the greatest ways to learn is through play. How can families and communities foster a love of learning and target adequate early learning skills with children through play?
One of the best ways to foster a love of learning with children through play is to simply use words to describe everything. You can describe the color of blocks or toys, shapes you see on each toy, the sounds things make, the way they feel, etc. Even while children are eating learning can be done... they can count their snacks or toys, look around their environment for letters and numbers, etc. For children who are not yet to the stage of comprehending at this level, again, using words and talking is still very important. Describe what you are doing while you are playing with your children (for example, "I am going to put the blue block on top of the red block. Look! I have two blocks! When I add another block, I will have three!") Displaying this curious nature to children even at their earliest stages of play will help them understand what it is like to be a learner. Young children are amazingly absorbent and are often taking in much more information than you may think.
Becoming a lifelong-learner is a desirable skill for many. Part of developing your lifelong-learning abilities is understanding how you "learn" best and knowing that there are several methods/styles that exist, some as unique as the person displaying them. A couple examples of typical learning styles include a "visual learner" (somebody who learns best by drawing pictures, visualizing things, instruction supplemented with visuals, etc.) or a "kinesthetic learner" (somebody who learns best with with addition of movement). How do you discover that learning style in yourself and others?
Important aspects involved in helping discover how a learner "learns" best are to simply observe, ask questions, and reflect. Observation may require trial and error on the part of the learner to discover successes and failures. Asking probing questions are important to help determine clear ways a person may prefer one learning style over another. Reflection is often overlooked, but necessary, in this process as well. Without reflection, a learner may never pinpoint a preferred learning style, which will only cause confusion and challenging learning ahead that could've otherwise been avoided.
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