Learning How To Use Your Classroom
Welcome To School, Make Yourself At Home
Each year when we welcome new Petite Section children to the school on of the first thing we work with them on is building independence.
We teach them to take care of themselves, their belongings and their school. It takes time to learn and the children have to work really hard to remember everything and learn how to do things they have always asked an adult to do before.
The children learn how to put on their shoes and other clothing, do their own zips, open their own snack, compote and water bottles. It’s a lot to learn for such young people, but they are all very capable and rise to the challenge. These tasks also build strength in the child’s body and emotional resilience to keep trying, even when things get tough.
Parents can support their children by having similar expectations at home.