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Children learn at different rates

expert describing typical child development

You may have found the activity in the previous step a bit frustrating.

In this video Catherine Stewart, Head of Early Years, British Council School, Madrid, talks about how children develop and learn, and what to expect from each age group.

  • While watching, note down anything interesting or surprising in your observation journal.

Share some of your observations with us below.

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