What it is
- Positive behaviours and attitudes to learning
- Important for life-long learning
- Encapsulated in the acronym, PRAISE
What it means
Why is it important
How can you nurture appreciation in your children?
You can nurture appreciation in your children by designing the learning environment, planning meaningful learning experiences, and modelling through appropriate behaviour and language. Check out the photo story below for some ideas!
Seat the children in small groups to facilitate easy discussion among them.
Provide children with opportunities to work together, such as using each other for support as they work on developing their sense of balance.
Design activities that promote free expression so that children will value different viewpoints. Have you considered how different children may interpret the same piece of abstract art?
Read stories that celebrate individuality to help children recognise that everyone is unique.
Engage the children in experiences that incorporate their friends’ ideas, such as coming up with different actions for a song, or ideas for a class project.
Give positive feedback to demonstrate appreciation for the children and their individual strengths.
Celebrate with your children the positive moments that occur throughout the day.