UNICEF provides e-learning course promoting parenting skills for children’s development
UNICEF Vietnam and the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) launched a new online tool at a ceremony in Hanoi o n April 5 to provide parents with learning activities with practical skills and approaches, on their parenting journey.
According to UNICEF, positive parenting skills and practices are scientifically proven to be critical to children’s physical, cognitive, emotional, and psycho-social development.
The e-learning course initiative is part of a partnership to expand the Integrated Early Childhood Development (IECD) Holistic Parenting agenda in Vietnam, to promote nurturing care for children.
“This learning course supports a crucial window of opportunity, where with the right approaches, children’s development and their happiness benefits greatly and we will successfully move the parenting agenda forward in Vietnam,” said the Director of MOLISA’s Children’s Affairs Department Dang Hoa Nam.
Science tells us that there are time-bound windows of opportunity (1,000 first days), where if children receive the right nutrition, stimulation, encouragement, space for creativity, health care, and protection, they thrive in all areas and they grow with confidence. Their brains make many more neural connections, they do better in education, have fewer behavioural problems and face fewer substance abuse and mental health challenges in the future.
The course consists of 20 lessons targeting parents and caregivers of children aged 0-8 years old, with creative visual aids illustrating parenting situations and challenges.
The course can be accessed at http://elearning.tongdai111.vn/#/.