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Happiness first

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

 


 


Stephanie Bennett

This article was written by Stephanie Bennett, One of the Co-founders of The Curiosity Approach, alongside Lyndsey Hellyn. We're more than just another consultancy company, together we want to impact on early years. To make a change to the educational system. To inspire practitioners to bring back curiosity, awe and wonder to childhood and to the lives of educators.

Lyndsey Hellyn

This article was written by Lyndsey Hellyn, One of the Co-founders of The Curiosity Approach, alongside Stephanie Bennett. We're more than just another consultancy company, together we want to impact on early years. To make a change to the educational system. To inspire practitioners to bring back curiosity, awe and wonder to childhood and to the lives of educators.

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