Children Learn by Doing

Children learn by doing. “Doing” is an active, senses-involved way of learning.  Most children are tactile and learn through their senses. So “watching” you do something is using one sense – seeing.  Most of us need to get to the “doing” part.  Allow children to follow along with you after instructing them.  Let them make mistakes.  In fact, there are no mistakes because they are learning. So there are simply adjustments to be made.  If correction is needed, let it be gentle so that children won’t learn to be afraid of mistakes or learn that perfection is the only “right” way of doing something.

There are lots of right ways of doing things!  Let them explore, learn and do freely without criticism!

Angela DiCicco

Mother of 3, Grandmother of 2

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