Did you Know….to better understand the first years of life(3)
Continuing with the “Did you know that…?” initiative, promoted by ProChild CoLAB, at this time with contributions from the Aga Khan Foundation, which were disseminated on social networks from 18 to 22 November 2022.
The initiative has the collaboration of the partners of the Primeiros Anos a Nossa Prioridade / First Years First Priority Campaign, in particular the Fundação Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso, which aims to raise awareness in society about the importance of investing in the early years of life.
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DID YOU KNOW … it is a child’s right to participate in his/her own learning?
Research shows that children’s participation in their own learning implies that the education process is centred on their experience, that it encourages their interests and multiple explorations and that it promotes their right to play and learn. This participation occurs when children are given the possibility to make choices, make decisions, face challenges, in a safe environment and with physical and emotional wellbeing. Thus, children become co-authors of their learning, expressing themselves in an endless process of exploration and experimentation.
DID YOU KNOW … family participation has a huge impact on your children’s learning?
The proximity and articulation between the different contexts of development and learning in the child’s life are essential to ensure their educational success, along with their social integration.
The family has a fundamental role in building positive expectations about child day care for children. An effective, dialogic and participatory partnership ensures family participation in day care and enables the necessary bridges to bring these different educational contexts closer together.
DID YOU KNOW… Children’s curiosity and need for exploration are captivated from an early age by the opportunities offered by contact with Nature?
Contact with the natural world is essential for child development, as it stimulates healthy living habits, the practice of physical exercise and, above all, emotional well-being. Playing in nature helps promote physical and mental health and the development of children’s cognitive, social, motor and emotional skills, as well as environmental awareness, which is so urgent in view of the challenges the planet faces in terms of sustainability and climate resilience.
DID YOU KNOW… the integration of services from the various sectors that impact the lives of families is being pointed out as a golden key to ensure the right to childhood and social equity?
The integration of services from the various sectors that impact the lives of families facilitates the understanding of the system, which is difficult for many families, and enables children and families to access services that are appropriate to their needs and demands. Indeed, the right of children to have a good start in life and to thrive in life is deeply linked to the right of the family to be supported in this regard, in the areas that impact on their quality of life. In particular, employment, training, education, health, social support, parental support, migration, housing, protection and rights, culture, sport.
DID YOU KNOW… the quality of the experiences we live through during early childhood influence the functioning of our genes?
Epigenetics is an emerging area of scientific research, within biology, that explains how the quality of the environments in which children develop condition the expression of their genes and affect their physical and mental health, throughout their lives. The quality of care that young children receive has the potential to alter the functioning of genes (epigenetic changes) and may even switch on or off genes responsible for certain diseases, affecting health and well-being in a transient or permanent way. Some epigenetic changes are known to be passed down through generations, although the mechanism by which this happens is not yet sufficiently well understood.
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