Mentoring of younger children is part of the developing sense of citizenship and responsibility to the community, especially in the studio. Well-developed colour mixing, drawing and clay skills along with a thorough understanding of ‘rules and limits’ are shared with toddlers and babies.
Educator’s conversations with children strengthen relationships and guide children as they learn to manage their emotions and interactions with others. Active 3-year-olds temper their own needs and wants with those of others, learning to take turns, share space and work towards a common goal.
“Environments are set and re-set with the children, increasing their ownership of spaces and developing their respect for other children’s work and the educational resources and tools used.