Supporting your child: Characteristics of effective learning

We place a great deal of importance on the characteristics of effective learning.

*PLAYING AND EXPLORING – Children investigate and experience things and ‘have a go’ at new activities (you can support your child by, for example, encouraging them to try new experiences and by asking open-ended questions that stimulate curiosity).

*ACTIVE LEARNING – Children concentrate and keep trying even if they encounter difficulties, and they enjoy celebrating their achievements (allow your child to play independently – avoid leading your child’s play and don’t let them engage in passive activities such as watching television for too long).

*CREATING AND THINKING CRITICALLY – Children develop their own ideas, make links between ideas and develop strategies for solving problems (when your child is playing, provide some challenges and allow them to be inventive – try putting out fewer toys, add a few unfamiliar objects for them to use – don’t forget how much fun a cardboard box can be!)

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Characteristics of Effective Learning (Reception)