When your child starts school, you can expect him or her to do a lot more playing than YOU ever did!
Many parents mistakenly believe that the ‘school years’ signals an end to the frivolity of the toddler years and heralds a new era of earnest education in the “three Rs” of reading, writing and arithmetic. The reality is that children learn through play and contemporary teaching practices are using play to develop young minds.
Episode 4 of the Learning Early Series offers insights into how children learn, how children have become active participants in their own learning and how they are being encouraged to explore, investigate and think ‘out of the box’ by asking deeper, ‘fatter’ questions in class to become critical thinkers.
The video can be viewed here:
The Learning Early Series is brought to you by St John’s Grammar school in partnership with Jodie Benveniste.
About Jodie Benveniste
Jodie Benveniste is a psychologist, parenting author, parenting expert, TEDx speaker and director of Parent Wellbeing.
Jodie is the author of four books including the highly acclaimed Full Belly: Comfort and inspiration for pregnancy and birth, Little Bundle: Comfort and inspiration for new parents, and The Parent Manifesto: How to create a parenting approach that’s perfect for your family.
She has been featured on Today Tonight, The Morning Shows on Channel 7 and Channel 10, in The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, The Herald Sun, The Courier Mail, The Advertiser, The Sunday Mail, ABC and commercial radio, and in all the top parenting magazines.
About St John’s Grammar School
St John’s Grammar School is a leading independent school in South Australia. It is situated in the Adelaide Hills in the beautiful suburb of Belair. The school is a partnership of parents, students, staff and the Anglican Church.