Narrator: Young children learn about the world through play. Creative activities, like painting or dress-ups, let them express their feelings and ideas. Your child is becoming more social, and the interactions and experiences she shares with you and other people connect millions of pathways in her brain. This builds on the things she’s learned already and also forms the foundation for her future learning.
Your child is becoming even more determined to do things for herself, but she won’t always master new skills straight away. Your support and encouragement gives her the confidence she needs to keep trying.
The things you do with your child every day, like eating together and playing, are all great moments to interact with each other and help him learn. Mealtimes are a great way to spend time as a family, to talk and listen and catch up on the day, and this family experience helps your child develop important thinking, communication and social skills.
Young children love helping out around the house or garden. Being part of family routines and doing chores can be lots of fun for your child. Gardening or cooking with your child helps her learn new words, as well as concepts like big and small. Helping with family tasks helps your child feel a sense of achievement and belonging.
You can encourage your child’s talking and imagination by reading together, telling stories, singing songs and reciting nursery rhymes. It’s also a great way to create special moments and connect with each other.
Your child is an amazing learner. She is learning all the time through the everyday things you do together. The interactions and experiences you share, like eating, doing household jobs, reading and having fun together, help her to grow and thrive.