Graphic organizers help children learn visually, but they are also useful to children who favor other learning styles. Additionally, graphic organizers help early childhood professionals to plan curriculum and to link topics and themes. Concept maps help children understand relationships, and as assessments can monitor children’s growth and development. Consider the various graphic organizers and concept maps introduced in your readings.
Please respond to the following:
- Using the example below, create a concept map for ages 4–5 on any topic you choose.
- Pretending to move like different animals (kangaroo, cat, elephant, etc.) strengthens large muscle groups, which helps children with coordination.
- Explain how your concept map would be used in an early childhood setting.