Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Parents – The Teachers Before and During School

Parents – The Teachers Before and During School:

Setting and enforcing rules and boundaries consistently is important and is a gift you give to your child. This lets children know what to expect, which makes them feel safe, secure and in control—key ingredients for social and emotional well-being. Setting limits also helps toddlers learn to manage disappointment—an essential life skill—since for better or worse, life is full of little and sometimes big frustrations.

Encourage your children in their self-help skills: washing their hands, cleaning their teeth, brushing their hair, dressing themselves, this makes them feel confident and proud of themselves – children becoming independent is a pleasure to watch.

Early language and literacy skills are learned best through everyday moments with your child—reading books, talking, laughing and playing together. Children learn language when you talk to them and they communicate back to you, and by hearing stories read and songs sung aloud. Children develop early literacy skills when you give them the chance to play with and explore books and other written materials like magazines, newspapers, take-out menus, markers, and crayons.