Shropshire Council

How I learn and grow

Mother and child imageLearning happens everywhere and all the time for babies, toddlers and pre-schooler children. Your child’s experiences in these early years lay the foundation for their learning in later years.

Babies are born ready to learn, and their brains develop through use. Your child needs a stimulating environment with lots of different activities that give them plenty of ways to play and learn. They also need lots of chances to practise what they're learning.

Sending your child to school may seem a long way off but the more opportunities you can provide for children to play and learn the better prepared they'll be when the time comes.