Why Teaching Life Skills to Children can be as Important as Reading and Writing

May 11, 2023 | Blog

At Emirates British Nursery, we believe that teaching life skills is just as important as teaching academic subjects like reading and writing. This is especially true for young children who are just starting to explore the world around them.

As parents, we all want our children to grow up to be independent, confident and successful individuals. And one of the best ways to achieve this is by teaching them the life skills they need to navigate the challenges they will face in the world.

In Dubai, with busy roads and multiple driving styles, road safety is a critical life skill that all children need to learn. That’s why we host Road Safety Week in May every year across all four of our nurseries. During this week, our little ones learn all about staying safe on the road, from looking both ways before crossing to wearing bright clothing when walking at night.

But road safety is just one of many life skills that we teach at Emirates British Nursery. We also focus on social skills and practical skills such as:

Personal hygiene: We teach our little ones the importance of washing their hands, brushing their teeth, and keeping their personal belongings clean.

Communication skills: We encourage our children to express their thoughts and feelings and listen to others. We also teach them how to communicate effectively through words and body language.

Time management: We help our children understand the importance of time and how to manage it effectively, even at a young age.

Problem-solving: We encourage our children to think critically and solve problems independently. This helps them become confident and resilient individuals.

We believe that by teaching these skills at an early age, we can set children up for a lifetime of success. After all, it’s not just about academic achievement – it’s about equipping children with the tools they need to thrive in all areas of their lives.

As our Early Years Consultant, Pauline, says: “At Emirates British Nursery, we aim to create a nurturing environment where children can develop skills for life. By teaching children life skills from an early age, we can help them become independent, confident and successful individuals.”

At EBN, we believe in a holistic approach to education that focuses on developing the whole child, not just their academic skills. We have a team of experienced and dedicated educators who are passionate about helping children reach their full potential. We follow a comprehensive curriculum based on the British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and our facilities are designed to create a safe, nurturing, and stimulating environment for our little ones to learn and grow.

By choosing EBN, you’re not just giving your child a head start in academic learning, but also equipping them with essential life skills that will benefit them in all aspects of their lives. Find out about enrolling your child at Emirates British Nursery in Dubai today and give them the gift of a lifetime.

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