Giving them play-based early learning opportunities is to secure their future.
Early Childhood Development
Quality play-based early Learning Opportunities
Early childhood development (ECD) is the period from birth to the year when a child begins formal schooling. This is the period when a child’s brain is most receptive since the neural connections are being laid. The early childhood development period therefore is very crucial for the development of a child’s brain. High quality play-based early learning opportunities during this first five years period of a child’s life provide a solid foundation, since the child acquires the competencies needed for his future learning and success. These opportunities are interventions too, with potential to reverse any effects of deprivation and children at risk are therefore able to achieve their innate potential.
Quality Play-based Early Learning Opportunities
Development in all domains happens simultaneously and rarely in isolation. It is only in a play situation that more or all areas are developed.
Cognitive skills is a child’s ability to learn and solve problems. Cognitive development helps in critical thinking and problem solving. Children who have attained cognitive development are analytical, curious, inquisitive and reflective. They attempt to make sense of their environment and the world at large. According to Jean Piaget, “Cognition is the mental process of acquiring knowledge and understanding through thoughts, experiences and senses”. What other way would one arouse a child’s thoughts and awaken a child’s senses if not through playful experiences?
Child’s ability to use large and small muscles. This helps in building skills that enable children to sit, stand, walk or run, pick up small objects, hold a spoon, stack blocks, hold a crayon to draw and eventually write. Healthy and strong muscles are then built.
Social and Emotional Development
A child’s ability to interact with others and have self-control. Children whose needs are met are well prepared to excel at school. Children who have attained social and emotional development are cooperative, confident, expressive, team players, patient and resilient. These skills enable them to build good relationships with others, making them productive members of society.
A child’s ability to understand and use language. Early listening skills form a critical foundation for a child’s ability to respond appropriately to environmental sounds, speech and language. This provides a good foundation for school readiness. The more words a child acquires when entering school, the better equipped he/she is to be successful.
What our Happy Parents Say
Article 31 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child
“Children have the right to rest and leisure and to engage in play and recreation activities appropriate to age of a child, and to participate freely in cultural activities. The state parties have a duty to recognize and promote this right”.
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