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Play, Explore, Creativity and Independence

June 28, 2020
Its natural for us to want to give a child a healthy start academically. Very often, the way we think a child must do that is by emulating what we assume goes on in a regular school. Sit at a desk, fill out a worksheet, practice a new concept. However, this may end with kids who have even less interest in learning than when they started. Early Childhood education research has shown that kids dont respond to hours of structured learning, which they see as tedious work. They learn differently from adults. PLAY Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood. Fred Rogers Play is a childs work, and it teaches them. We have many learning goals for a child. We want to see them grow in academics, improve social skills, enhance emotional quotient, and foster physical growth. Play not only helps physical development but focuses on sensory exploration and enhances vital motor skills. Play promotes mental development and new ways of thinking and while being fun and engaging to a child. Our Training ensures Teachers achieve learning objectives with activities that a Child sees as Play. We train you in many methods of Play and enhance your early childhood education skills. We aim to help you make learning a childs Play. EXPLORE Not all classrooms have four walls. Exploration is curiosity put into action- Don Walsh Exploring is an essential part of learning. All of us learn by exploring whether a new technology, a new language or a new skill. Children spend most of their time exploring the world around them. Exploring the world around is active learning. Children learn through their natural curiosity and inquiry. We train teachers to think beyond the learning material of a curriculum and make an effort to design engaging activities using shapes, colors, textures, and explore the natural world. Each exercise encourages a child to ask questions like why and how? We train teachers to appreciate that they are there to trigger natural curiosity and be with them while children find answers. We believe that when a child is free to explore and search for answers, that sets them up on a path for being lifelong learners. CREATIVE Creativity is now as important in education as literacy � Ken Robinson Children need plenty of opportunities for creative work and creative thinking. Our Training and extensive exposure to many child-friendly activities will let you select from among those. Making those choices based on a childs interests and ideas is a critical part of personalizing a learning experience. The emphasis is always on the process of creativity and not on the finished product. Children learn and discover themselves when we encourage them to enjoy the process. Creativity is not restricted to art but extends to dramatic Play, dance, expressions, and in use of language. We train teachers to ask open-ended questions, encourage active interaction because a child develops an image of himself through these. Creativity is so delicate a flower that praise tends to make it bloom. Our Training lets you be focused on the uniqueness of each child and appreciate the challenge to nurture them and let them learn by being creative INDEPENDENCE It is not what you do for your children but what you taught them to do for themselves that will make them successful human beings - Ann Landers As a child grows, he or she must learn to be independent. To teach a child to take care of themselves, to make them independent, is a significant part of parenting or teaching. The earlier this process of education starts, the more successful one will be. We believe in letting a child make decisions. Our Training empowers teachers to stay in the background and guide children through the decision-making process. Making sure a child learns about the consequences of a choice. A Child-friendly environment provides a safe space for a child to make decisions. The choice to sit in a class to learn or play & explore, gives a child practice in making decisions. The ability to make choices will help a child gain confidence. Whatever the choice a child makes our pedagogy helps them learn With plenty of practice and a guiding hand of teachers trained by us, a child will grow into a confident decision-maker. We train teachers to help make a child independent.

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