A child is a work in progress who thrives when everyday living becomes an interactive game. Play. Learn. Know. is a guide to help Mom and Dad (and, in an ideal world, all caregivers) to shape their child’s body, heart and mind with care and thoughtfulness. It gives simple and playful solutions to developing complex skills preparing children for school and life (ages 3 to 7).
A child needs to experience life to become part of life. You can help your child to belong by exposing him to everyday life:
• name the things you touch;
• explain what happens around him;
• show him how things work; and
• allow him the opportunity to discover-learn, to move and ask questions freely.
You don’t need to know all the answers – teach him from an early age to find answers on his own. This book is not a checklist or a time sheet to tick off or fill in arbitrarily; it is a road map to guide you along the journey of development. It has no age indicators, because every child unfolds developmentally in his own time. Child development is not a race to ‘get there first’. It is a journey during which there are skills to be developed, knowledge to be discovered and thousands of experiences to be enjoyed along the way to school readiness.
Available in English and Afrikaans