Schematic Play

Schemas are patterns of repeatable behaviour that children demonstrate when they are exploring the world and trying to find out how things work.  We use schemas as an observation tool in ELC to help us understand how your child is learning.

Schemas are building blocks for the brain.  They are repeated behaviours that in turn forge connections and patterns of unfolding learning and growth.  By knowing about these can help us understand why are children are so determined to do certain things, that we might not understand.  If we have no idea about the way in which a child exhibits signs of brain development, then we might actually think that the child is being difficult or even try to stop the development urges.  By knowing about schemas we can recognise and support their urges and development.

If you’d like to learn more about individual schemas please see attached link or speak to a member of the ELC team.

Schema leaflet