Leading by example

Children learn about themselves and the world by watching and interacting with you.


Your child is learning how to communicate through their interactions with you and your family. The way you talk to, listen and respond to them will shape their understanding of how to communicate.

Social skills

Your actions and interactions can guide your child’s social development. Talking about making friends, and suggesting ways they might try to make friends helps them develop an understanding of social interactions.

Family rules

Your child will feel safe and secure when family rules are set together. Taking turns to speak and being polite and considerate of others can get the whole family involved.

Healthy habits

Making healthy choices will build healthy habits in your child from a young age.

An adult helps children learn and explore in the garden

Published — 17 August 2016 Last updated — 14 November 2016