Born ready to learn, babies and young children absorb information through everyday play and exploration. Naturally curious about their world, a child’s brain development is at its peak during the first five years of life.
Children need basic skills by the time they start school. They should know how to hold a pencil, open a lunchbox, open and shut a water bottle and pack away books. They also need the ability to handle events that can make them angry, sad or frustrated. School requires them to know how to sit still, listen to a teacher, be open to new experiences, take turns and share.