- How does caregiving build the realtionship on which curriculum depends?
- Name and describe at least six caregiving routines.
by Geneva StaffordNumber of replies: 01. Caregiving in regards to relationships and curriculum is a way of showing the child they can trust their caregiver. For caregiving to be a part of curriculum, it needs to be done with emotion and intention instead of completing the action mechanically. children learn to build through connections and interactions that are individually based on the child’s needs and care requirements. Hand washing routines and feeding times are an excellent way of building relationships and trust as well as being part of curriculum. Feeding allows for quality time with the children while handwashing amongst children is teaching them self help skills they will use all through their lives. It is crucial to think about all of the children as individuals to figure out what each child needs as well as wants help them build a relationships full of trust with their caregiver.
2. The first caregiving routine is feeding. Feeding young children assist in forming attractions as well as benefitting from a few advantages. Some of the advantages from breast feeding include reduced childhood obesity, reducing ear infections, and increased immune system support, all while forming closer relationships. The second caregiving routine is diapering. This routine should fully involve the children as much as possible. This means thinking about how they feel, while also being verbal about what you are doing to make them feel more comfortable. The third caregiving routine is toilet training and toilet learning. This is the routine used to teach children to independently use the toilet. It may take a little longer for some children because they may be scared of the toilet, but the caregiver is there to help the child understand that there is nothing to be scared of at all. Curriculum shows children learning to use the toilet around two years old with some assistance, while being able to independently use the toilet around three or fours years old. The fourth routine is washing, bathing, and grooming. This is a routine that is left mostly with the parents of the child(ren) in the caregivers care. Although, one of the biggest aspect of washing in teaching children to wash their hands. This routine teaches children to properly wash their hands and get rid of all of the germs. It also teaches children when to wash their hands. This is another self help skill that children learn at a young age and will use all the time later in life. The fifth caregiving routine is dressing. Dressing includes undressing to use the toilet or get a diaper change. This is a time where children can and should be involved in the process. If a parent is dressing a child for school, it is crucial to include the child in the process by asking the child what they want to wear out of a few selections. Allowing children to dress themselves is teaching them motor coordination skills they will need all throughout their life. The final caregiving routine is nap time. This is the point in the day where the children have already eaten lunch and have had plenty of time to play. The caregiver should know the proper way to lay children down to sleep whether it be an infant or a toddler. For infants, the caregiver should know to lay the infant in their back in the crib with nothing else in the crib to help reduce the risk of SIDS. It is also crucial to allow time for the child to sleep when they need it instead of trying to make them stay awake until a certain time. For toddler, they are learning to sleep on a group schedule, but it is still imperative to remember the aspects of safe sleeping for each child. These children may be getting used to a group schedule, but the caregiver should still allow the child to sleep if they are tired because they may not have slept too well that night before or they just played so much and wore themselves out.