The time between birth and the age of six is the most important phase in the child’s life, as everything that occurs has a profound effect on their future development.
Children at this age absorb the world around them. This is the period in which the child’s personality and character is formed. The adult needs to give the child every opportunity to free their potential and allow them to educate themselves.
From birth to the age of two, a child follows their own plan of development e.g. crawling, standing and walking. They recognise the parent, understand what is said, and then repeat sounds and later words in a subconscious manner.
At the age of 2 ½ your child can join our school, where the prepared environment will allow further development in an atmosphere of freedom. From the age of 3 onwards, your child will become more and more curious and enthusiastic about their environment in a conscious manner.
During sensitive periods, which are transient stages in a child’s early life when they are “tuned in” to certain aspects of the environment, your child will learn and grow through activities rather than from intellectual understanding. When your child walks around between the different areas, they will fulfill their need for movement. Interaction between peers is inevitable, giving an opportunity to build on social skills and good manners.
Daily life exercises, sensory experiences, language development, numbers, interest in detail, order and sequence, co-ordination and muscle development are all characteristics of early childhood sensitive periods. Through observation the teacher gathers information about the child’s inner needs and offers exercises that correspond to that period.