Young children are playful by nature – from a very early age learn about these world around of senses and testing properties surrounding objects; later on observation skills and growing imagination to role play and pretend. It is sensory play and creative play, small world and outdoor play, puppet play and play with books – observe small child for hour and you see them engaging in kinds of playful explorations.
At Alphabet Academy play is cornerstone of educational curriculum. In program children are learning all day long and it while engaging in kind of play, which keeps them interested, motivated and focused.
”Play is royal road to childhood happiness and adult brilliance.”
~Joseph Chiltern Pearce
We teach mathematical concepts like number recognition, one to one correspondence and patterning through interacting with hands on materials and playing math games. We work on language development by reading lots of books, acting out stories and incorporating print and writing materials into dramatic play. Sensory play with water, sand, play-dough, paint – by far the most important kind of play for young children – teaches them how to use their senses to learn about their world. Creative play with art materials or through music and movement teaches children how to express themselves.
Our teachers incorporate math, logic, analytical and observational skills, problem solving and language arts to every activity children participate in, without making it feel like a lesson.
To learn more about programming for specific age group, to Programs.
”Play is brain’s favorite way of learning.”
~Diane Ackerman, contemporary American author