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Learning that occur in the centre to help children develop early Maths, language and literacy, social and motor skills. In-depth exposure of a child to each of the areas below is important in building a foundation for success in school.
Being able to arrange objects or facts into categories is an important skill in school and life. Is this block a circle or a square? Does this card show a letter or a number? These are the kind of question young learners face in school. Some of the activities shown in the pictures bolster these skills such as matching & sorting, What doesn’t belong?
Small Muscle development:
Young children need practice to gain full control of the muscles of their hands for writing, drawing, cutting, and other activities. This is developed through kneading and molding play dough, cutting & pasting using scissors, drawing & writing using crayons, pencils, charcoal and chalks.
Large Muscle development:
The large muscles of the body allow the child to run, jump, hop and perform other feats involving the whole body. Children develop this through outdoor activities such as climbing, music & movement, planned games, swinging, throwing and catching.
The ability to count and perform simple calculations is fundamental to much early academic work. Among the many opportunities for children to practice quantitative thinking and problem solving are: Counting objects, Showing which is more or less, Adding & Subtracting, Measuring, Observing size relationships and Conducting experiments.
Learning to read is a highly complex skill that requires a variety of experiences, including auditory and visual practice such as reading picture stories, learning sight words, learning phonic.
Many children cannot tell whether a letter or number on a page is in correct position or cannot coordinate their eyes with their movement to draw within a line of a maze. Visual practice is essential in helping young learners prepare for reading and writing.
We encourage children to learn about themselves and feel good about their abilities to learn. This include activities such as writing their names, address and phone numbers, naming friends, learning that everyone makes mistakes, setting goals, repeating tasks as necessary to achieve success.
Children are encouraged to take turns, get along with others and work as a group to develop their social skills