Interactions are essential to outcomes and crucial to providing a high-quality learning environment. When we use teachable moments we provide children with meaningful interactions and facilitate learning. A ‘teachable moment’ is an opportunity that arises during a child’s play and exploration. An attuned key person observes and recognises that they could add to the play and exploration, providing a shared thought, further insight, an additional resource or a challenge.
Alison Featherbe, Early years consultant and trainer, Alison Featherbe Learning and Development