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Independent play is good for children, but sometimes only the attention of an engaged adult will do.
How do children learn to communicate? How does language happen and is it something that can be nurtured? Early Years teacher, Emma Gouldbourn, looks at the fascinating process of our children’s language, from baby babble through to toddler talk.
More than a century ago, pioneering American psychologist Granville Stanley Hall stated that being an only child was “a disease in itself”. This perception of only children being somehow disadvantaged, lonely and strange was hard to shift. Thankfully, numerous modern studies have since proven him wrong.
Have you ever said “I’m rubbish at maths”, or “I can’t draw to save my life”? These negative beliefs affect your ability to overcome challenges. As Henry Ford said, “Whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right.” Psychologists call this self-efficacy.