Early education a bonus
INTRODUCING early educational activities for toddlers has been found to provide a positive start to their learning.
Townsville mother and teacher Megan Murray said promoting early learning activities with toddlers was a great way to stimulate their constantly expanding minds, starting them on the right track to enjoy future learning experiences.
And mother of three under t hree children Rikki-Lee Wrightson couldn’t agree more.
Her toddler, Brittany, 3, has been a pupil of Ms Murray’s inaugural Smartstart 4 School.
‘‘ Although I read and count with Brittany at home, I believe in a lesson environment she gets more out of what’s been taught,’’ Mrs Wrightson said.
‘‘ Within only three weeks she has learnt how to hold a pencil correctly and is counting and recognising words faster than she ever did with me at home.
‘‘ Because Brittany doesn’t attend child care and is home with me full-time, I believe the classes are a great way for her to gain confidence without me by her side.’’
Ms Murray, a qualified childcare worker with seven years experience in working with children and two years experience teaching children services, said she held a passion for teaching and helping children achieve t heir very best t hrough listening and relating to each child.
‘‘ I’m committed to working with parents and families in the educating of their children. I believe that parents are the most important and primary teachers throughout a child’s life,’’ she said.
‘‘ I believe that all children have capabilities and the need to learn in all areas of development; early childhood teaching will equip them for a better school experience. This will give them confidence and s kil l s t o achieve at the early stage of school. I acknowledge the individual needs and uniqueness of each child and enhance each child’s competence, strengths and self esteem.’’
Ms Murray said the toddler