We in the Family Wellbeing Unit are using the Life Circle as an assessment tool. This interactive tool creates a fun opportunity for children to express themselves and really show us how they are feeling.
Pam Winter (PHD and Early Childhood Educator) describes the life of a young child and the growth of their brain below. Her comments describe why I feel excited about working as a child therapist here in the NPA.
For a child –
‘The first five years matter and last a lifetime
Good nutrition, health, and exercise are critical
Children are born ready to learn
The best learning happens in nurturing relationships
The brain develops through use
Children’s wellbeing is critical to brain development and learning
Children learn through being engaged and doing
Children learn from watching and copying
Children’s self control is critical for learning, responsibility and relationships
Children learn language by listening to it and using it
Children are born ready to use and learn mathematics’
If I can achieve a small part of Pamela’s views above with your kids in NPA; I’ll be satisfied.
You can call me at NPAFACS anytime to chat about your kids and any concerns you may have @ 4212-2000 – Ask for Tony.