Becoming Independent

At Grandpont we feel passionate about nurturing children's independent skills. These skills include being able to put on their own shoes, coat, putting on wet weather clothing such as waterproof trousers, taking responsibility for their own belongings, thinking about what materials they might need to approach an activity... to name just a few! We think this allows children to grow and sets them up for challenges that lie ahead in school and beyond. Independent thinking skills are very valuable. Below are a few ideas of how you could nurture children in this way at home. We use the coat 'flip trick' at nursery and children love it!