Meet the T-K kids at our neighborhood school. These kids are a diverse bunch. Together, they represent a great mix of learning styles, ethnicities, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Despite their diversity, they're all growing, learning and playing together in a tightly knit neighborhood community.
Kids this age learn best through purposeful play.
Little hands open the doorways to active minds as kids reach for all kinds of different things for enriched play, both indoors and out.
For early learners, "teaching" is a lot about curating. Kids learn best not by sitting still and receiving instruction, but rather by actively exploring through dynamic play. To help them build the target skill sets, I need to create an environment that fosters their natural instinct to make sense of the world through counting, sorting, and patterning.
The best early childhood learning environments offer a wide array of "loose parts,"--small items offered as invitations to learn through exploration.
With the wide variety of small counters, twistable toys, and magnetic mazes in this grant, I can help ensure that my students' small fingers gain strength and coordination. At the same time, they'll be creating, collaborating, and inventing their way toward the acquisition of essential concepts.
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