Play Based Curriculum

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Play Based Curriculum

Play is significant to the development of the child. Through play they learn social, cognitive and problem solving skills. Children learn through hands on experiences. Your child will work in small groups through out the day. centers will be set out for them to explore freely and learn.Your child will learn critical thinking fostered through play, The teachers role is to guide to extend greater learning, and observe the child while he or she plays so they can build on thier own imagination.Teachers promote language and literacy by reading stories aloud. The classroom environment has different examples and uses of print (in English and children's home languages), The teacher encouragess meaningful conversations about topics they find interesting.A variety of art materials, such as markers, crayons, paints, and colored papers, is readily accessible to the children and within their reach. Teachers invite children to express their feelings and ideas through he expression of art.Social developmentThe teacher actively fosters a sense of community within the group. For instance, photos of Children’s families are displayed; by using pictures from home. Different aspects of the children’s homes, cultures, and home languages are part of the classroom; every child feels like he or she belongs. Children learn that it’s important to respect others, despite differences, and to work together as a team.The teacher observes and responds as needed to help children resolve social conflicts, The teacher helps the child talk about their conflict, this help children gain problem solving skill.


“Play is the child’s way of learning” or “Play is the child’s work.” Vygotsky believed that conflict and problem solving in social situations, are essential features of child development, as are make believe and play.(Hoorn,Nourot,Scale,Alward 2015)


The teachers watch closely and take advantage of opportunities to extend children's play and challenge their thinking

Three- to 5-year-olds are most likely to remember concepts and strategies learned through hands-on experience.



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