3 Keys to Success

In the past, I have talked about the three keys to helping your child become a successful student and adult.

  1. A sensory rich environment to explore

  2. The freedom to explore it

  3. An available parent to explore it with

Today, while doing some research, I found an interesting article about this exact subject. Part of the article was a study published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology in 2002, and it states that "toddlers who physically explore their environment, engage socially with other children, and verbally interact with adults are likely to have better scholastic and reading abilities as teenagers compared to less engaging toddlers." That seems too easy. Could it possibly be that simple to actively and creatively play with your children and thereby make them better learners? The answer is YES! I see it everyday in my Kindermusik classroom and at home with my own two children. We, as parents, need to be reminded that sometimes the simple things in life, like a little play time with the kids, are not really frivolous at all. They are truly the most important things in life.

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