How Children Learn

How Children Learn

As a parent or caregiver, you are your child's first teacher and understand them better than anyone else. You can help your child's development during the important early years.

Key points to remember about how children learn

Check the external links and downloads below for helpful information about supporting your child's learning.

  • children are natural learners
  • between birth and 5 years, and especially to 3 years, children grow and learn at the fastest rate of their lifetime
  • there are many ways of learning - children learn by watching others, by listening and especially by doing
  • children go through many learning stages, often at different rates
  • children do best in an environment which is interesting and where they feel loved and safe

You might also like to check out the page Play and your child's development

This page last reviewed 11 October 2017.
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