If you were going to a class to learn something..
Would you carry a notebook and a pen?
Most of us would.
But what if we picked up the wrong notebook in a hurry?
What if it didn't have any blank pages?
As adults we would probably manage by scribbling on the sides of the pages.
But would a little child be able to do that?
A child who is just beginning to learn how to use notebooks would need blank ruled pages to write on to carry the information from the classroom back home.
Without the right notebook they would learn much less than they could.
I am sure most of us find this easy to imagine.
And we would always have ruled blank notebooks available for our children.
But in the early years - children don't take notes in a notebook.
They gather and store what they are learning directly in the brain.
So they need to come to school with a brain that is ready to learn
If they don't - they will learn only a fraction of what is taught by the teacher.
How can we prepare the brain to learn?
How can we work in tandem with our children's teachers to ensure effective learning?
I have been invited to speak on this at the ISEY conference organised by KLAY Prep Schools and Day Care
I will be conducting a #parentingworkshop on the 3rd of September (Friday) 2021 at 11 am as part of the conference.
Registrations for the workshop are now open.
Select my workshop when you register for the conference.
See you there.