Hey lovelies, I hope you’re all warm and well!
With maternity leave literally days away, I’ve been trying on overdrive trying to make sure everything is done before I leave. As an experienced childcare practitioner of 4 years, my knowledge has growth with me throughout my career. I thought I’d share some tips with you all on child development (specifically in a nursery setting). The content here will also benefit first time parents too. A little something for everyone, I hope. So lets jump straight into my top child development tips.
Make learning fun.
Children between the ages of 0-3 years learn best though play. By providing a wide range of fun activities, child are able to explore and experiments with different approaches to things. Let’s give an example, junk modelling. Saving a few every day packaging items like boxes, pots and tubes can make for some great play. Allowing children to stick, paint and build with these items helps promote their imagination, language, concentration and most importantly, they get to have fun. You can also make this a group activity to promote team work, sharing, turn taking and social skills, all while having fun with it.