We regularly try to get out into the village, to go to the park or for a little walk, sometimes going to do a job like go to the post office or to the shops. We also like to attend the library for a little sing or to look at books in a different environment.
Exploring the community is beneficial for your child in a variety of ways:
- Encourages your child to learn more about the community and to try new things
- Instills a sense of achievement
- They get practise crossing the road, learning how to make the little man change from red to green, and recognise the importance of holding a grown-up’s hand at all times when out of the nursery setting
- Builds confidence
- Helps to build the bond between your child and their and key person to help them feel safe and secure
- Helps your child to establish their place in the community
- Creates a sense of community spirit
Sometimes we like to attend the library for a little sing-a-long or to look at books in a different environment. The change of scenery helps to keep the children engaged and promotes a sense of curiosity and community spirit. The children really enjoy going out and doing this – it’s good physically but also socially so they can view the world in which they live in.