My Favorite Age Group: Lessons for Working With Young Children

  • My Favorite Age Group: Lessons for Working With Young Children

    Posted by Irene on December 1, 2021 at 11:45 pm

    What age group is one of your favorite age groups to work with?

    We get asked this question a lot. “What age group is one of your favorites to work with? My answer has always been the same: I have many favorite age groups to work with, One of the most important lessons I have learned is that each age group has a different set of needs and desires. There are some common threads, but it’s so much fun when you can help them fulfill their individual passions. I love the creativity preschoolers have in their drawings, how much toddlers love exploring new things, and how they are always so curious about everything! The most important lesson I’ve learned so far is that it doesn’t matter what age group might be but there is something to be learned from each age group :).

    Please share some of your experiences and some of the lessons learned working with different age groups.

    Dalesha bugg replied 1 year, 2 months ago 33 Members · 32 Replies
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  • ehughes

    January 29, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    My favorite age is 5-5 year olds. This is my current classroom age and I love it! One reason I am so dedicated to this age group is that with children who have been through home turmoil (abuse, being taken in and out of homes, mother or father leaving, neglect,etc) I can show them love and how to handle emotions. I also love being able to represent, protect, and advocate for children who cannot do that themselves. A lot of people think I am crazy for choosing to hang out with 2 year olds who hit or bite me, but these kids are so smart and lovable once you can understand their needs.

  • shannonsandberg4

    February 2, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    My favorite age to share with is preschoolers because they are so open and excited about the world and haven’t learned to be embarrassed yet.

  • hphilyaw

    February 8, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    My favorite age in early childhood is 4 years old. I work with this age group now and they have such a unique perspective. They see the world around them in a wonderful way, and experience things with so much enthusiasm and excitement. The way that preschoolers are able to live in the present moment, and find joy in the simplest things is something I try to emulate and bring into my own life.

  • mabowen

    February 26, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    My favorite age in early childhood would be infants. I love being able to witness the many milestones they achieve for the first time. Seeing a child crawl or walk for the first time is an AMAZING experience! How honored I feel to be a witness for those special moments!

  • allixp

    March 3, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    My favorite age is 3 because they are independent and are learning their language. They are able to effectively potty train if not already, and learn new concepts every day.

  • nicolestarr

    March 6, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    What is your favorite age in early childhood (e.g., toddlers, four year-olds, etc.), and why?In all honesty, I love working with toddlers! It could be my personal bias, since I have a toddler at home at the moment, but it constantly amazes me how quickly they develop personalities and learn new skills almost on a daily basis! My 5 month old, for instance, is saying “thank you” appropriately, is beginning to stack blocks with some precision, and can also use a spoon efficiently, and this is all within the last 3 weeks. I’m excited to watch him pick up new skills!

  • bo

    March 13, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    I could not definitelyremember when I began to share with others. Probably at my age of 3 to 6, I could share with other sometimes. And when my cousin brother was born, adults in my family asked me must share everything of mine to my cousin brother. We were in the same house until I graduated from middle school.And my favorite age group is Pre-k to Kindergarten. The children at this age can share their own mind with others. They have the imagination for playing, drawing, etc. They begin to build a rule in their mind, many things they began to learn to build a correct mind.

  • ritsu-t

    March 31, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    My favorite age group is toddlers, especially 8-24 months old. They star to talk and show what they think, feel and care. It is very interesting to see their development.

  • abigail-friedlen

    April 5, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    My favorite age to work with is 2 and under. I really love teaching young children how to do basic activities. The amount of imagination that very young children have can be so goofy and shows what that specific child has interest in. I do not mind teaching how to wash hands or potty train I just love giving each child the amount of care they need to progress and succeed when they are away from home.

  • nkmedina

    April 8, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    One of my favorite ages is two and half – three year olds. At this age kids are active, talkative, and engaging. I find it really enjoyable asking them questions and seeing them form full-sentence responses.

  • devfreim

    April 12, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    My favorite age range is 4-6. They are generally very sweet to each other, and even when they are not its usually not being mean for the sake of being mean. they’re also so excited to see anything new, it’s a joy to introduce them to something new and see their eyes light up!

  • seattle206

    April 23, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    My favorite age is probably year old turning At 2 they are learning so much and it’s like you can almost see them absorb new information. At this age there are a lot of opertunity for me to build relationships with the kids.

  • sdgitchell

    May 6, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    Question What is your favorite age in early childhood (e.g., toddlers, four year-olds, etc.), and why?Response My favorite age in early childhood is toddler. Toddlers have a way of experiencing all things to the fullest. It’s incredible to observe the progression of a toddler deep in concentration as they explore, problem solve as they attempt to understand and joy as they master a new work.

  • kimberleemae681

    May 8, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    My favorite age group is probably infants because they are busy, but not too busy to where its overwhelming. I also love watching each stage of development.

  • katarina-astley

    May 17, 2021 at 4:43 pm

    My favorite ages are infants and four- to five-year-olds. I love the infants because it’s so exciting to see them develop so many motor skills in only their first year of life! The four-year-olds are so eager to learn about everything they can! They’re also honing their verbal skills, so it’s much easier to have a conversation with them than younger age ranges. They’re so excited about life!

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