Why is Sensory Play Important in the Early Years?

From birth and throughout early childhood, children use their senses to explore and make sense of the world around them. As adults, we sometimes forget that it is often our child’s first time tasting something (your family’s famous spaghetti Bolognese), smelling something (the wet soil after it rains), hearing something (an owl in the middle […]

Why only some children learn from their mistakes

An excited three-year-old grabs a bottle of milk from the table and joyfully shakes it until its contents spill all over the kitchen floor. The child’s mother rushes towards the pool of white liquid spreading across the tiles, looks up at her child and grins. “What happens now?” she asks enthusiastically. They explore the consequences […]