What will I learn?
Ever wondered why young children do what they do? Have you seen a toddler repeat an activity over and over again, such a tipping the box of blocks on to the floor, making circles in paint, gloop and their food, hiding themselves and toys in boxes?
It’s actually all part of their essential brain development and is called a schema, where children are trying to make sense of the world, one action at a time.
During this play children are asking themselves: What does this thing do? What happens if I drop it? Will it break if I hit it? What if I hit it again? Your child wants the answers to all these questions and will persevere until they have them.
This course will help you understand the explicit connections between young children's spontaneous repeated actions, and their representations of their emotional worlds.