Schema is the word used to describe patterns of repeated behaviour by young children, sometimes as babies but typically when they start to move around and play with different objects.
You may have watched your child repeat the same things over and over again and wonder what they are thinking or learning out of doing this. These repetitive actions help babies and young children make sense of the world round them and develop their thoughts and ideas Watching your child repeat behaviour can give you a better awareness of your child’s current interests and ways of thinking. Schema are organised into different types; some children display one or more schema and others may not develop any obvious schema.
You can find out more about some common schema here. Do ask the staff if you’d like to know more.