Early childhood is critical in the development of young minds. The newborn brain triples in size between birth and two years of age. Studies find again and again that the experiences of the first years of life are critical for building literacy.
- What would happen if I did this?
- Why did that happen?
- How does this work?
Free choice, child-directed play allows children to ask these questions, solve problems, try out new skills, and imagine any possibility; all at their own pace.