If we truly want to achieve equality and harmony among human beings, we must not neglect the time of life when the social, idealistic, and linguistic differences which separate human groups do not yet exist.
The Chelsea Pensioners are a group of retired British soldiers who live at the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. Founded in 1682 by King Charles II, the Royal Hospital Chelsea was originally built to provide a safe and secure retirement home for disabled soldiers.
Our children and hopefully parents are often curious about the world around them. One topic that usually piques their interest is ‘People who help us’. Through stories, songs and discussions, Willows children learn about the different people who help to keep our community safe and running smoothly.
It has been said that art is a universal language. This is certainly true when it comes to encouraging children. No matter what their background or culture, children have a natural affinity for art. When given the opportunity to express themselves through art, children can explore their feelings, release their imagination, and connect with their inner selves.
The ‘zero to three movement’, which began in the late 1990s in America, aimed to change parental attitudes to early child development and to affect public health policy. The movement believed that brain development into optimal cognitive, emotional and even physical health occurred in the first three years of life – a critical period.