You may wish that you had as much energy as your little one! A good way to let off steam is by being outdoors and having some active time every day. You won’t notice the noise or the mess when you are outside. Connecting with nature has many benefits for overall health and well-being for everyone. It’s easier for your child to relax when they have had the chance to burn off some energy.
When you encourage children to do things independently in their daily routines, such as helping to prepare food, dressing themselves, and blowing their nose, you are helping them to develop feelings of being capable. When children feel good inside, it helps them to manage their behaviour.
Play also provides rich opportunities for talking. Encouraging speech & language skills, independence, curiosity and a love of learning will all help your pre-schooler to be ready for school.
It might feel a bit early to be thinking about school at the moment but we would encourage you to join our School Readiness Workshop if your child is 3+. Find out more here.