Encouraging Autonomy, Teaching Kids to be Independent and Courageous

By January 24, 2018Parkland Players

Today we are sharing an article from the wonderful people over at himama.com. This article discusses the importance of teaching children autonomy in early childhood.

Autonomy can be defined as the ability to do things for one self,  having control of behaviour, and being aware of having choices. In Early Childhood Education, autonomy is incredibly important for building a lot of social-emotional skills including

  • self-regulation
  • self esteem
  • cognitive growth

Autonomy can be encouraged in a number of ways in the classroom:

  • offer choices
  • respecting opinions and discussions
  • and giving responsibility or delegating

For an elaboration on these concepts check out the full article here: Himama Blog