You are your child's first educator

Young children do not spend their days in a classroom, but they are always learning – as they explore their world, as they interact with adults and other children, and as they play.

During the early years, as a child’s brain is developing, the foundations are laid for their cognitive (thinking and problem solving ability), speech, language, social and emotional skills. These are all critical skills that they need to live a happy and successful life.

Parents help build these skills by supporting their kids. Warm, responsive and stimulating interactions with an adult help them feel confident to explore and learn.

Children thrive when parents have the support they need. There are lots of easy and fun things you can do to support your child’s learning and development during these important years.