June - Safety First
A teachable moment is an unplanned event during the day that adults can use as a learning opportunity for children. When a child displays an action or behavior that can be used as a learning tool, parents and providers should capitalize on the moment, and provide the opportunity to extend or expand the child's learning.
Teachable moments are important for children because they provide meaningful contexts to introduce or expand on something you want children to learn about. This way they can be used to open conversations with children - to find out what they're thinking about. Conversations with the children will help in the development of their language, communication and reasoning skills.