I've been wondering what best to write about during these unusual times.
I thought it might be useful to come up with some basic ideas (that are obvious when you think about them), and use them to help us work out what to do next, to help the children we're all concerned about.
It stands to reason.
No-one can learn from what they cannot see.
This is true throughout life.
So what do we learn through vision?
Knowing this, we need to try to imagine how the child is seeing, thinking and learning each day.
In other words, we need to understand more about their 'theory of mind', so as to help them learn...
Next, we all need to try to imagine and work out what they may be missing out on, and to do something about it by...
We've recently learned of children who have been somewhat set back in their development, as a result of the Corona virus pandemic limiting their learning opportunities because...
So what to do?
How about thinking about these basic ideas in relation to your child?
What is your child missing out on, and what can be done about it?
What new experiences can be given, and how best can these be given meaning?
What kinds of physical exercise are available and how can these opportunities be used best?
And how can social interactions be increased and improved (perhaps by starting with using words to label how they are feeling)?
Why not share this blog with friends and relatives, relating these ideas to your child's needs, and see what you all come up with together.
You may be in for a pleasant surprise.
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