What will your child learn at playschool?
Children learn to concentrate, co-operate and develop physical and intellectual skills by
doing things in their own way and in their own time. Children are drawn to the various
activities we offer and want to explore them, this is what early learning is all
For example :
Sand and Water. At the dry sand and water
trays, the children learn about volume and capacity, floating and sinking, pumping and
changes of weight and texture. They have fun playing with jugs, funnels,
spoons and spades
and their co-ordination quickly develops.
Art & Graphics . The
children experiment with paint in different ways : We facilitate brush painting, rolling,
dabbing. spraying, sprinkling powder paint, mixing colours and printing.
We also use scissors, glues and tapes, and as the children combine various materials such
as cardboard,buttons,ribbons paper etc they learn for themselves about shape , colour,
texture and what they wish to achieve.
We have a wide variety of crayons, pens, chalks and pencils and encourage the children to
develop their skills with these tools both individually and collectively. We do class
projects and work is displayed for all to admire.
Mathematics Building, cornering, matching, sorting
arranging and methodical tidying are just a few of the ways in which the children develop
a basic grounding of mathematical concepts. We have many toys and puzzles aimed at this
area of development.
We also find that children are better helped to learn what counting is all about with a
real focus, such as ears, eyes, fingers, buttons on a coat etc. We have
worksheets which vary in difficulty according to each child's ability for the older
children especially, but they are always fun to do.
Imaginative and out door play There is a large, well
equipped home corner in the central play area. This is very popular, and important for
extending the children's imaginative play. In the garden we have a large sand-pit and
various garden toys and swings. The children are allowed to run and climb freely and use
wheeled and other toys.
Books We have a comfortable book corner in
each room, with a wide selection of books both fact and fiction. Children are encouraged
to look at books by themselves as well as being read stories by the adults. We encourage
the children to care for books, we show them how to turn the pages carefully and put them
back on the shelf when they have finished reading them.
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