What skills can my child learn?
Along with key play skills, your child can develop their sensory skills, hearing, identifying things through smell and focusing on touch which is essential for pre- and early-Braille skills. All of these skills assist your child to better understand and interact with the world.
Your child will learn in an interactive and safe environment, using fun play activities to reach different milestones, achieve goals, and explore their potential.
The Early Child Service can involve some, or all, of the following focus areas:
- Cognitive development: such as learning to name, sort, and match shapes, objects, or animals, and develop memory skills.
- Social and emotional: encouragement of imaginative play, like ‘shopkeepers’ or ‘tea parties’ to promote interaction with others, sharing of toys, and taking turns.
- Language, pre-Braille and literacy skills.
- Developing a sense of touch—which is an essential preparation for future Braille users—using a slope board to aid in reading and writing, and encouraging literacy through audio, Braille, and large ‘easy to see’ books.
- Fine motor skills: building a tower of blocks, threading beads, or dressing a toy.
- Gross motor skills: through active play and games such as jumping, skipping, or kicking a ball.
These are just some of the skills your child can develop. We always tailor our support to assist in reaching the identified goals.
We have a large collection of resources, which includes a range of toys, books, and equipment, that we can loan to support your child’s development.