Building cooperation with a child is a complex issue because of the peculiarities of this development stage and unique cognition and interaction mechanisms. The fact is that young children perceive the world surrounding them as an environment of relationships, and they affect all spheres of their development (National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, 2009).
For this reason, the creation of positive relations with a child is a key to the appropriate growth and acquisition of all skills needed for further socialization. Young individuals who have warm relations with their kindergarten teachers and parents are more willing to engage in learning activities, have positive visions of school, and demonstrate better academic performance. Under these conditions, it is vital to building a positive responsible bond with infants.
One of the possible ways to create such relations is to use play-based methods. The research shows that toddlers learn best in interactive environments, presupposing the elements of play and the absence of strict instruction (National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, 2009). Using the given approach, it is possible to establish positive emotional cooperation with a child and avoid the stress that might be caused by some other methods. Additionally, it is vital to encourage children to express their feelings and emotions and respect them (“Play in early childhood,” n.d.). It will help to demonstrate your involvement in the process and increase the level of trust.
Successful play should be appreciated, and a child should see positive reactions from an adult to become interested in returning to such activities. In such a way, relationships play a critical role in the development of young children as they view the world as an environment of interactions. Using the play and integrating its elements into cooperation with a child, it is possible to create a strong and positive bond vital for his/her development.
National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. (2009). Young children develop in an environment of relationships. Center on the Developing Child. Web.
Play in early childhood: The role of play in any setting. (n.d.). Web.