Curious bits & bobs
The Curiosity Approach is more than just beautiful play spaces… So grab a cuppa, settle down and delve deeply inside our articles...
Why not print them out and put them in your staff rooms...
HAPPINESS first & foremost
As parents & carers, if we asked ourselves the question.
What do we want for our children when attending Nursery or Early years settings?
The answer would be - To be HAPPY 💖
We know from experience that happy children are healthier & indeed learn better.
They display more ‘emotional literacy’ and are better behaved!💖
What is ‘Emotional literacy?’
Just like learning to read & write - literacy begins with the understanding of letters & sounds!
Claude Steiner coined the term ‘emotional literacy in 1979 & put simply it means
Emotional literacy is the understanding & ability to express feelings. It’s about motivation. Heartfelt empathy, engagement with peers & managing emotions & behaviour.
Instead of putting so much emphasis on Academic literacy ☹️
Let’s STOP the focus of academics in these formative years.
Relax the pressure to achieve, tests, targets & scores.
Remove the pressure of scheduled & planned ADULT directed groups for ‘Phonics’ time or literacy hour. 😵
HAPPINESS should be our focus 💫⭐️🌟💫⭐️🌟💫⭐️🌟💫⭐️
Play is our brain’s favourite way of learning.” ~ Diane Ackerman
Childhoods are TOO short to sit still on a carpet & have academics drip-fed into their heads. To understand & memorise letters.
They need to move, to dance, jump & PLAY.
They need LAUGHTER & friendships & adults to nurture & support them💖
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” ~ William Butler Yeats
Let’s focus on EMOTIONAL LITERACY