The Three main areas of learning for 0-2 is Communication, Physical, Relational

From 2 onwards we learn and think more about the maths of the world and begin to speak and enjoy stories forming rhyme and story lines.  Our physical skills become more precise and we can begin to enjoy drawing and writing which develops each year and as we practice and enjoy doing them.


Below is an exert from an interview I read recently:

Reshaping a Brain through Play, An Interview with Ruth Codier Resch.

‘We begin to teach children of six or seven the primacy of verbal reality, a specialized precision. We teach the names of birds and animals, but not their visual, sensory, living qualities. Babies and toddlers learn the fullness of sensory experience as part of natural development. The sensory is seen powerfully in the poetic language of three- and four-year-olds as they begin to grasp the wide, delightful beingness of the surrounding world. After a child reaches seven years or so, our culture doesn’t much support the extensiveness of sensory experience. Aboriginal peoples and cultures that are less obsessed with language maintain more of the sensory in ordinary life. For them there is more of a balance throughout adulthood between right side functions of the brain and left side functions.’

Children are born interested in language and are dependent on those around them to

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