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Hands-On Learning

Posted by: Rhonda February 11, 2020

“I’ve come to the realization that rather than focusing on reaching particular milestones, the purpose of early childhood education is nurturing exploration, problem solving, and excitement in learning,” writes Lauren Maples.

“This approach might be messier, but that’s precisely the reason to promote such learning. Hands-on experiences empower children to be problem solvers and critical thinkers, equipped with the tools to cope with the inevitable challenges and idiosyncrasies of life.”

So how can you make the change? For many caregivers, offering a child hands-on experiences means letting go. Let go of self-imposed milestones, let go of controlling all aspects of the experience, and let the learning begin. Read more.