The benefits of being bored
A busy kid is a happy kid, but what about a bored kid? Well, contrary to what your little complainer may think, a bit of boredom is actually a good thing.
An award-winning approach to outdoor learning
Young children need sensory stimulation and room to move, so instead of keeping kids indoors, many early learning services recognise the importance of outdoor play and offer a variety of open-air experiences.
How a group mentality influences preschoolers’ behaviour
Grown-ups are role models, rule-makers, mentors and disciplinarians all rolled into one, and it’s our job to support littlies as they learn to regulate their emotions and behaviour and grow their pro-social skills and independence.
Why is play so beneficial for young children?
Parents and children experience, ‘Mutual joy and shared attunement’ when playing together, and that this can lower stress levels and provide valuable opportunities to communicate, engage and bond.
How gifted preschoolers are supported in the early learning environment
Every child has their own special talents and endearing personality traits, but when it comes to ‘giftedness’, some preschoolers exhibit abilities and development that are more advanced than other children their age.
How fewer toys leads to higher quality play
Toys are a fun way to develop youngsters’ motor skills, enliven their imagination, encourage social skills, practice problem-solving and foster independence, but it is possible to have too much of a good thing.
Learning Experiences To Stimulate Your Child’s Development
With the right level of brain stimulation in a nurturing environment, a child will be able to reach their potential. The relationships fostered in early childhood education are essential components for establishing confident and capable learners.
Why Is Creative Development Important In Early Childhood?
Early childhood is one of the most important periods of brain development. Neural pathways are established, developing skills, and creating the foundation for a lifelong love of learning and creativity.
Adding fun and complexity to preschool maths
Instead of focusing only on number recognition and counting, parents can expand young children’s thinking and introduce the key maths concepts in the preschool years.