Educators begin to support the emergence of feelings, problem solving, in the 2 year to 3 year age group.
This is an age where children are learning about themselves, where they fit in the world and how their emotions work. Sometimes the “big” emotions are hard to deal with, and this is where we see the temper tantrum. Educators support the children through their emotions and work with them to give them understanding and how to manage these feelings.
Children’s brains are hard-wired to absorb information about the world around them so that they can build linguistic as well as important cognitive and social skills. Reading and singing are prominent part of our day which supports the holistic child as they develop. Educators also encourage conversations by asking open ended questions and talking to the children as they explore the environment at Benowa Childrens Centre.
Exploration and play is important because it is how your child learns. Children enjoy playing with others, playing dress ups, having tea parties, painting with their fingers or a brush. Educators will also help to build children’s confidence by letting them do things themselves so they can feel a sense of pride and satisfaction.