What Does a Child Really Need to Know?
When my twins were pre-school age, I wanted to look after them at home as we did everything that a preschool would do, the only difference was social development, so I agreed and they went to preschool for 6 months, but you can do this yourself at home.
There are seven areas of learning and development in early year’s settings.
Three areas are particularly crucial for children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, to form relationships and thrive.
These three areas, the prime areas are Communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development. Providers must also support children in four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.
The specific areas are: literacy; mathematics; understanding the world; and expressive arts and design.
Practical skills and Social skills:
If your child can read and write some words before they start school, then great, but don’t panic if they can’t, they are confident going to the toilet by themselves and should be able to wash and dry their own hands, they should be able to dress themselves, but help will be given for those tricky buttons etc. your child needs to be able to feed themselves, know how to share and take turns and understand boundaries for acceptable behaviour.
So far, I have produced 3 eBooks which would be suitable for you to educate and entertain your young child or children at home, or within you’re setting.
All our eBooks have over 150 pages covering various topics within the Early Years Foundation Stage,
with educational facts to help you have fun whilst, educating and promoting quality times together as well.
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