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Child-initiated activity: Its importance in early childhood education

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The teacher is discussing the activities of the day with a group of fifteen four-year-olds. She explains that first the total group will go to the art area and then to the science demonstration. Then the children will have a snack and go outside. When she is finished talking, all of the children get up and move to the art tables.

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Janis R. Bullock is Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.

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Bullock, J.R. Child-initiated activity: Its importance in early childhood education. Early Childhood Educ J 18, 14–16 (1990). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01620443

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Keywords

  • Early Childhood
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Total Group
  • Science Demonstration
  • Finish Talking