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The Basics Tasmania (Birth - 3)


The Basics-Tasmania- Resources for Families to maximise a young child’s learning.

For many of us life is rather uncertain and confusing at the present time. The Basics offers 5 simple messages that can make a big difference to a young child’s learning from birth to three years old. The Basics are 5 simple messages based on the science that 80% of brain development occurs within the first three years of life. The Basics are 5 care-giving behaviours which experts find to be most important to boost children’s learning.

These are:

  • Maximise Love, Manage Stress
  • Talk, Sing and Point
  • Explore through Movement and Play
  • Count, Group and Compare
  • Read and Discuss Stories

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