Communication, in all it’s various forms, is the basis of all learning.
It’s our job as parents and grandparents to provide the very best opportunities for our children to learn great communication skills. With toddlers, encouraging verbal communication is vital. It’s one of the ways they learn about the world they live in. Confident verbal communication will lead to developing a great imagination as well as writing and reading skills later on.
Opportunities to help them are endless.
Every day and every activity offers an opportunity to extend their vocabulary and consequently, their understanding of the world in which they live. You know how they love to use unusual words once they’ve mastered them, even if they don’t yet fully understand their meaning. Just keep allowing their little ‘sponge like’ brains to soak up one new experience after another – and you’ll never cease to be amazed at how they give it back!
Confidence and independence
This mastery of communication will help to give them the important ability to developing confidence and independence – vital skills if they are to have the very best start at school.
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Now let’s get to work and enjoy some play.
Never forget that play is the important business of childhood. It’s the way children learn.
I’m so excited at the prospect of playing with the kitchen with him. The opportunities for language development are enormous, not to mention the imaginative and role play experiences it will produce.
I can just picture the ‘meals’ I will be expected to eat and the shopping lists we’ll have to compile. This can lead so easily to…
- real shopping,
- handling money or plastic cards,
- scanning items at the till,
- making our purchased fit in the bags,
- real cooking when we get home with all the learning opportunities that that entails and even
- having a go at growing some of our own food…
…to name but a few.
All these experiences are part of the Early Years Curriculum. What an advantage your child will have if he’s experienced them before he even goes to school. What confidence it will give him to know the answers when others may not.
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For some of you, school may seem a long way off, but you know how time flies and it’s NEVER too early to begin.
The way children start school is SO important – they only get one chance to start and the way they begin can affect the whole of the rest of their lives.
Remember – Now as always – YOU are your child’s most important teacher.