You, dear Parents, are your child’s most important teachers. What an awesome responsibility! During those crucial years a positive learning environment is vital. You teach your child to walk talk to ride a bicycle and play games, but are you building a positive learning environment? The Mom, Dad & I series will teach you the secrets of spontaneous learning from the experts in children education. So that learning becomes a habit. Learning to learn can be a great fun, as you explore and enrich your child’s world. Build a positive learning climate during the early years Step out everyday: Even if it is for a short walk, go out with your child and talk about what you can see, touch, smell and hear. As he/she gets ready ask them to match the colours of their clothes. “Let’s wear yellow today.” “Can you find your shirt with the yellow duck?” Visit Playgrounds regularly: Slides, seesaws, and merry go-rounds are great for physical development. Discuss the events of the day with your child: “First we eat breakfast. Then we go to school, then we will go to park.” This helps your child understand the sequence of events. Do plenty of Spinning, rocking and balancing exercises: These develop the co-ordination and balance center of the brain. Explore Nature: Flowers, grass, trees, beaches, clouds in the sky, let nature be your great teacher. Sing songs that rhyme, repeat words or have numbers in them: For example, Twinkle twinkle little star, one two, buckle my shoe. These songs reinforce patterns in the words and sounds, and are fun ways to practice language and maths skills. Build a positive learning environment for your child in his/her crucial early years with the help of experts from child’s education!