Social, Language, Science Skills
are brought to life during this exciting Show & Tell!
For lack of a better term, the flexible, family-based "curriculum" suits the warm home environment
more so than a traditional child care center's setting does. Learning at every
level, especially preschool, should be fun and hands on, not rote, dull
and unstimulating. This means very few worksheets and often no "work" to
take home and show. This benefits your young child, and mine!
We learn social skills by playing with one another, sharing, learning empathy and caring for others, role-playing ("house", puppets, etc.) and taking turns, to name a few.
Basic Academic skills, like
language, pre-reading/pre-writing and math develop through singing songs, reading books, counting,
Show & Tell, learning to recognize letters, our names and the names of simple
items using labels. We relate shapes and colors in the environment with their names. We even learn patterning through games like Hopscotch!
Cultural skills and understanding will be fun by learning simple words in Spanish and Sign Language, like
days of the week, favorite animals, food and manners.
Be careful! You'll even see us exhibit our newly found "cooking" skills by scooping,
pouring and mixing up treats in the kitchen. If you're lucky, your child will even bring them home to share!
Fine motor skills (sooooo important to writing) fine-tune themselves through arts and crafts activities including beading large beads,
play dough, and writing.
On the other side of that, large motor skills are addressed through fun, age-appropriate physical activities designed to strengthen muscles and help your child grow. Don't worry! Even in bad weather, we'll get those bodies moving to
music and games inside, like the old favorites, Ring Around the Rosie and Hokey-Pokey.
The children will even have the opportunity to play educational games on the computer to develop their technical skills.
Critical thinking skills
Science skills)are highly valued here and your child will be encouraged to share what he/she thinks about in order to better develop this seemingly lost art. Science activities stimulate critical thinking through sparking a child's natural desire to question the world and learn through observations of simple experiments such as bird feeding/watching, growing plants, color mixing,
outdoor exploration, etc. Above all, your child will have fun, not even realizing that he/she is learning, while preparing for elementary school and life.
Fine motor, Social, Science and Math Skills -
scooping, pouring, comparing in the rice bucket