Woodlands Park Nursery School & Children's Centre

Woodlands Park Nursery School & Children's Centre

Language

Why The Involvement of Parents Is So Important

We know that children will thrive if parents and the Centre work together

Talk and Play Everyday!

Children learn from your talk

  • Tell your child what is happening
  • Add gestures and visuals
  • Listen and repeat
  • Keep it short

Children learn through play

  • Parents are the best toy
  • Learn through having fun
  • Always get down to the child's level
  • Your child leads the play

Play is an essential part of a child's overall development. Play is as important as good nutrition, warmth and protection. Young children learn language through interactions with their parents, other family members and other children.

Play supports behaviour: parent-child play shows your child that you are interested in them and gives them positive attention which helps to build their self-esteem. Parent-child play allows a child to receive positive attention for things you want to encourage e.g. 'good sharing' rather than learning that if you misbehave you get attention.

Play supports thinking skills: playing helps a child to solve problems, test out ideas and explore their imagination.

Play supports language development: play is an ideal moment for a child to hear the words that match what they are doing and the toys they are using e.g. 'you're building a tower'.