Child Care News for Parents & Carers
June 30, 2021
Welcome, this week learn about Bowlby's theory of attachment and how it is supported in early education settings. Also, the magic of collage and how to enjoy this open-ended art activity at home.
Attachment theory in early education and care
Psychoanalyst, John Bowlby was the first person to describe 'attachment' and although it initially referred to the connection between a mother and child, we now know that attachment also plays a key role in early childhood education and care (ECEC).

In the ECEC context, secure bonds between educators and children help little ones to regulate their emotions and behaviours, develop social competencies, and venture confidently into the child care world, safe in the knowledge that a trusted adult has their back.

Healthy attachments support children's play-based learning and lifelong learning, so let's look at Bowlby's theory of attachment, and see how educators and children can form secure attachments at ECEC.
Introducing collage to under fives
Collage is the art of sticking different materials onto paper or cardboard, and in your child's early years, this hands-on activity isn't just fun – it's educational, too.

'Busy bits', like feathers, fabric scraps, leaves and pom poms can all help to develop your under five's physical, social and cognitive capabilities, so let's see how collage builds skills, piece by piece.
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