the benefits for the child are enormous when fully supported in the home environment and include

Young Asian girl sweeps in lesson
Young male sets a table in a lesson
Young child safely peels a carrot in lesson
Young Asian girl listens into a pair of cups
Young female child organises bowls of red balls

care for self, others and the environment
self-confidence and self-reliance
improved concentration
resilience and persistence
self-discipline
increased self-esteem
meeting developmental needs
self-motivation
enhanced fine & gross motor skills
enriched language skills
love of learning
independence of thought and action
joy

There can be little doubt that the quality of early experience does shape children’s brain development in critical ways. Genes and environment are both important, but the fact is that we can do very little about our genes, and a great deal about the kind of environment we provide for our children.

Dr. Lise Eliot PhD

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