Supporting Children’s Learning
Children are born ready to learn all the skills they need to become self-sufficient in later years. However, it is unlikely that they will achieve their full potential without support.
In order for children to develop into the boys and girls they were destined to be, we must acknowledge 3 things:
1) Every child is different, they will need different levels of support and they will achieve at different times
2) Positive relationships are integral to children thriving. When they know they are safe and secure they are more confident about exploring. Social skills are best taught through strong, positive relationships first with adults as well as their peers
3) Children’s environment must be conducive for learning: a child’s environment is everything around them. This starts with the physical surroundings and extends into the people in it, the mood of those people and includes how the child feels about where they are.
✽ Is the surrounding stimulating?
✽ Are children surrounded by words, people speaking/reading?
✽ Do they feel they are able to explore?