Help your child develop the critical skills that they need to navigate an uncertain and increasingly complex world. And you can achieve this in a playful way!
Play is one of the most important aspects of a child’s development into adolescence and beyond. Playing in a structured way ensures that your child develops the breadth of skills they need to be successful at school – and in their own lives.
Learning happens through play when the activity:
- Is experienced in a joyful way.
- When your child finds meaning in what they are doing or learning.
- When your child is active and engaged.
- When there is iterative thinking – in other words, your child is able to experiment and test out hypotheses.
These are the 5 key areas that your child needs in order to successfully thrive in the world today and into the future:
It’s so important to have great creative skills so that we can develop new solutions to problems. When we are creative we are more open to new experiences and to generating a whole wealth of ideas.
Examples of creative skills are:
Creating new ideas, expressing them and transforming them into reality, being ok with ambiguity, exploring possibilities, evaluating ideas, identifying the best solution.
We want our child to be a strong communicator and to develop positive relationships with their family and friends.
Examples of social skills are:
Collaboration, communication and perspective-taking. Sharing ideas, negotiating rules and building empathy.
When we have strong cognitive skills we are able to learn how to solve complex tasks in all types of settings - at school, work, or in our private life.
Examples of cognitive skills are:
Concentration, problem solving, working memory and flexible thinking. Learning to tackle comp By having strong physical skills, we exercise our minds and bodies to maintain wellbeing towards a successful life.
We want our children to have really good physical skills so that they have a focus on wellbeing.
Examples of physical skills are:
Being physically active, understanding movement and space through practicing sensory-motor skills. It’s also important to have spatial understanding and develop an active and healthy body.
This is a way of developing resilience to meet the challenges and problems that are part of life.
Examples of emotional skills are:
Understand, manage and express emotions by building self-awareness and handling impulses. Staying motivated and confident when there are obstacles and challenges in life.