Early Years Development
Early years development has three goals:
1) Skills development: Children need to be taught how to use their motor skills, language, and thinking skills in new ways.
Skills like creativity and problem solving are developed through playtime activities like breaking down puzzles or building structures out of blocks or Legos.
2) Learning: Children should learn about the world around them in order to better understand it.
They learn new things everyday by exploring their environment or by asking questions about what they see around them. They are curious by nature and when encouraged to explore, they will become more confident learners too. We at Little Montessori support this process by encouraging and fulfilling curiosity.
On top of developing their curiosity for new things, 12 also develop problem solving skills when presented with challenging tasks like puzzles or brain teasers
3) Communication: One of the most important skills that children develop in early years is their communication skills. This comes in different forms like learning to talk, learning to listen and mastering how to use words effectively in social situations.
Children also learn about their own feelings and emotions through communication with adults and peers.
They learn how to communicate with others through play, social interactions, and by engaging in conversations about what they experience firsthand.
In early years development, children are we encourage to explore different environments and to interact with other children. This interaction teaches them how to communicate with other people, as well as solving problems and developing creative skills.