When your child attends a child care centre in Cannington or anywhere across Perth, they are helped along in their development by a program of learning through play. However, what many parents don’t know is that they can continue the process when their child gets home.
In Part 1, we covered some basics. We would like to go a bit deeper into helping your child learn through play with their parents.
More Creative Play
Children have great imaginations when they are young because they haven’t developed “filters” yet. That leaves a lot of possibilities. Children can make toys out of ordinary items like paper towel rolls, boxes, plastic dishes or pots. An empty tissue box can keep a child and his imagination occupied for as long as an hour.
Also, you can take your child with you if you need to post a letter and you can play by counting the mailboxes with them along the way. You can make shadows on the wall with your child. If you want your child to voluntarily start learning mathematics and have fun while doing so, have them count money with you when you are paying for something at the store.
Seeing the Divine in the Mundane
Children have what martial artists call “beginner’s mind.” Everything is new and wonderful to them. For example, if you take them to a park, you can feed the ducks. Ask them what colour the ducks are. Ask them how many ducks are there.
Taking your child shopping with you can be wonderful for bonding. They get to explore a new world with numerous things they know nothing about. You may have so much fun you forget how much “work” it is to go shopping.
Words: Between the Lines of Age
Words are a great bridge between the young and the old. It is never too early for your child to start developing a great vocabulary. Once again, the idea is to make it so much fun for your child that he or she doesn’t even know they are learning.
To learn more, call your nearest Cuddles Childcare Centre today.