It is a huge myth that we need to TEACH before our children will LEARN.
If it were true, children would never learn how to crawl, walk or talk would they?
Fact is, children are intrinsically wired to WANT TO LEARN.
But that fire for learning will fizzle out if we do not fan the flames for learning to occur.
So that the entire process of learning becomes easy and effortless and learning time doesn’t seem like fingernails scratching on a chalkboard
The latter was the kind of learning I grew up with as a child.
Stacks and stacks of workbooks and assessment books. Timetables. Schedules. Hours of tuition and supplementary lessons.
Play was only reserved for rest/leisure.
"My intentions and mental preparations have changed to better suit their needs and learning patterns. I can also see that they enjoy playing open-ended toys and the best result so far is that my elder one is self-motivated to approach the toys and didn't need my presence for a good while.
If you're thinking twice because you may not have the time to watch it or invest time to apply, then I can attest to it that you don't have to go through ALL of the materials to be able to make a difference or change. It's a gradual process and it takes time, yes, but there's no regrets. It's one of the best investments I've made.
“I used to screenshot activities I see on social media, set them up for my child and pressure him to complete them. Then when he doesn’t want to do them, I wonder why I bother setting these up in the first place.
But now I often just go with the flow and I feel like I don’t have to force anything. The biggest change so far is within myself. Letting go of expectations and not worrying about whether I’m doing enough, I realise that when I do less, they actually learn more.”
"Being a first-time mom, I did not really know how to go about it and have no idea on how to start a child-led play environment in the house, so I wanted to learn from the basics on creating a inclusive and conducive fun learning environment for my child at home.
Now, my 15 month old toddler is able to play independently in her own play space I have created for her based on what I have learnt from the program on creating an inviting play space."
You are new to the idea of authentic learning. You’re ready to unlearn your preconceived ideas about play and learning and you’re excited about the possibilities of what learning effortlessly through unstructured play and everyday life could look like. It is time to get clear on your WHY and your BIG vision (goals & dreams) for the future of your child’s learning.
You are beginning to see that children learn through play, but you are not convinced that all play is meaningful and valuable. You are very much in the experimental stage of authentic learning as you begin to learn more about your individual child, discovering his/her interests, learning styles, temperament, love language and stage of development.
You are finding your confidence as an attuned parent. You are becoming more intentional in making time and space for play and learning to happen organically and authentically (i.e. more child-directed and less adult-led). You are starting to see opportunities for learning throughout the day. It’s time for you to leverage the power of the prepared environment by setting up and maintaining a well-thought-out space for your children to play and learn independently.
You are reaping the benefits of having a prepared environment for your child in terms of his/her ability to play independently for moderate to long periods of time. You are also starting to recognise all the learning that occurs during play. You know play is a way of connecting with your child but you are also beginning to see the immense resource and value you bring as a purposeful playmate and you are keen to learn the art of playing with your child.
You are fully convinced that all play is learning. You can clearly articulate all the learning that is taking place during play and recognise the learning opportunities that present itself in everyday life. You’re also able to confidently facilitate spontaneous teachable moments to extend on your child’s learning. You are parenting with the assurance and the peace of mind that your children are self-motivated and are constantly learning, even when it seems like they are “just playing”.
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I was a fully qualified early childhood teacher for several years after receiving a Masters in Early Years.
I’ve learnt so many things on the job with regards to child development, the value of play as well as how children learn.
And then I became a mum to 3 kids in 3 years.
And added business to the mix, working from home on top of all the chaos of parenting 3 little people on a daily basis.
To say that I’m a busy mum is a massive understatement!
And yet my children have continued to engage in joyful playful learning on the daily,
without needing more of my effort and time
Without adding more stress and overwhelm onto my full plate
I’ve now taken EVERYTHING I KNOW as teacher and mum, drawing from my knowledge and experiences as an early childhood teacher as well as a SAHM of 3 kids under 4, to create this membership teaching you how to confidently help your children to learn, effortlessly and without any overwhelm
So you can parent CONFIDENTLY, JOYFULLY, and have the PEACE OF MIND that your children are constantly learning.
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