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The family at the centre of early learning
The family at the centre of early learning

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Further thinking and discussion points

  1. In your view, what do families bring to a child’s experiences, learning and development that others cannot?
  2. Do you think your own memories of childhood influence your understanding of children’s experiences and your interactions with young children?
  3. What do you think about cultural influences and the impact they have on childhood experiences in families? Are the influences stronger for some families than others, and if so, why do you think this is the case?
  4. Do you think that the importance of the family as a place for shared learning diminishes as children move on to attend more provision away from their parents and carers?