Nurseries in Dubai: Character Development
A child’s character developmental is an important part of their growth as children start to develop character from birth. We can promote positive character development in our children by purposefully interacting with them.
Here at Blossom, we aim to reinforce and model positive behaviour by encouraging our children through optimism and affirming their capacity and ability to Believe, Achieve and Become! We believe that:
A child’s behaviour is a direct result if how they feel;
How a child feels is a direct result of what they are thinking and we practice Think – Feel – Behave understanding that the more positive the thoughts the more positive the behaviour will be;
Through optimism positive re-enforcement is encouraged and utilised through the Blossom Golden Rules as a consistent language in the nursery our children build a positive vocabulary and adopt descriptive praise which is used to encourage children to feel good and work in a better mind set; and
Training our Blossom Team to repeat descriptive targeted praise and ensure that positive praise is used 5-10 times more often than reprimands or negative discipline methods builds the Blossom Best and Optimistic mind-set.
We encourage positive character development through our Golden Rules, which are posted in every classroom and focus on positive affirmation. Our rules are visualized in growth of a Blossom- from our seed that belies, works to achieve and then becomes all it can be – a blossom beautiful flower. In the stem we write “In a world where you can be anything – be yourself,” this is important for a child’s social and emotional wellbeing and really is central to celebrating individuality. The rules can also be used at home. Used often and together we can instil values and ways of thinking that truly make “character count.”