UNDERSTANDING – PERIOD OF SYMBOLIC CONSTRUCTION
Language development. Beyond becoming familiar with words, this is the stage when we take ownership of written language, building meaning and understanding symbolic systems, reading, writing, creating and imagining.
During this stage children gain comfort and sufficient numerical fluency to apply Mathematics to the world around them. Once the ability to establish relationships and internalize actions emerges, the child is able to perform mental Math and no longer rely solely on actions.
It is expected that children at this stage begin to develop a consciousness of the collective, learn how to put themselves in someone else’s shoes, interpret their own feelings and those of others around them, engaging in exchange and collaborating with others.
Cultural capital is the result of a child’s ability to know and connect diverse contexts and cultures, creating their cultural repertoire. This includes visiting museums, knowing how to play sports, appreciating art, besides habits and values of other people and cultures.
It is important to allow children to develop a sense of autonomy so they are able to make good choices in the future.We allow them to make decisions and participate in the construction of their learning activities.