“How” to learn and “What” to learn
There are a lot of great ideas on “how” young children should learn.
For example, Montessori methods advise parents to respect children’s self-teaching abilities and be observant and focus on offering support.
However “what” children should learn remains a bit unclear.
The fundamental skills are the cognitive skills such as learning alphabets, words, and working with numbers, and non-cognitive skills such as emotional stability, motivation, and self-regulation.
There’s no doubt that these are of great importance, but you could remain a bit unsure.
That is because historically, “what” children had to learn to live happily depended on the needs of society at that period of time, but in the rapidly changing world today we are not 100% sure what those things are.
Therefore, we should backsolve the “what” from the changing nature of society today.
Let’s endeavor to find that out!
Tips on guiding children:
Take a moment and think about how the world is changing.
Then list up what you think are the essential skills to live happily in such a world.
What objects or experiences can you give to your children so that they can get in contact with skills to live happily?
There is a convenient way to note down your ideas.
By registering for a free online course “toybox heart navigator,” which covers the content of this article, you will get access to a web app that you can note and save your thoughts.
The course is free at the moment😀
Please just note that the course can only be taken from the beginning.