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Supporting Children’s Sense of Agency
In this article, we discuss what sense of agency is and how decision making supports belonging and independence. Providing children with choices and options is not the only way to support their agency it is also about listening with respect to your child's voice, their words, and their ideas.
A Guide to Toilet Training your Child
In this article, we will discuss how to recognise the signs of your child being ready for toilet training from around 18 months, the three steps of toileting, and how to work with your childcare provider for support and consistency. Above all else, it's important to stay calm and remain patient throughout this exciting step for your child, as successful toilet training can take some time!
Story Time – How Books Play an Important Part in Early Learning
Basic organisational skills, information filtering, and communication are all combining to prepare your child for formal education. In the contemporary landscape, where technology is ever present, it is more important than ever to take a hands-on approach to early learning. From birth until the age of five is the most rapid period of development in your child’s life. Spending time with them and communicating through conversation, play, music and reading teach your child much more than just the sounds of the alphabet.
Making Friends – Building Relationships in Childcare
Relationship building is central to children’s learning experiences. Beginning within the family, children learn the natural rhythms of relating: the give and take required, the differences of opinion, point of view, emotional needs, and the intimacy and trust inherent in close relationships. Once these foundations have been formed, it is a wonderful experience for children to open up the world of relationships to incorporate people outside of the immediate family.
The Benefits of Gardening for Children
Gardening is a terrific way to get children involved with nature. It has the power to teach children about the beauty of flowers and vegetables, whilst also teaching them valuable life lessons like patience and self-confidence.
Fruits and Veggie Fun for Pre-Schoolers
Healthy food choices are so important for growing minds and bodies, and there are many fantastic fresh whole foods available. Introducing these foods into your child’s diet as early and regularly as possible will ensure they come to regard it as a natural part of their day. The great thing about fruit and vegetables is their naturally interesting appearance. Coming in a range of bold colours, unusual shapes, and varied textures, they are wonderful things to discover with your child.
Art Activities at Home: Making Play Dough for Kids
Play dough allows children to explore patterns and form. It helps them discover the impact they can have on an object in a safe and fun way. This gives them a sense of agency and importance, as they control the play dough and it does what their hands want it to. While play dough is readily available and affordable, it is much more fun to make it at home with your child.
Challenge and Risk in Children’s Play
Risky or adventurous play gives children the opportunity to push boundaries, experience challenges and tests their limits in an exciting, engaging and fun environment. You can promote risky play environments in the home, outdoors and in child care settings, providing safe and supervised environments that teach children about risk.