Parents are first teachers and homes are first school for all children. This is to be accepted with more responsibility by all. As kids of this age spend more time at home than the school, we want every parent to understand some of the methods and approaches we use to teach children so that they can accordingly partner with us to make the learning more effective and complete as required. So, we want to share with you some of the best approaches and methods of teaching young children, a perfect combination of which makes up our curriculum along with other programs we create for overall development of our students.
Developed by physician and educator Maria Montessori, this comprehensive preschool program takes a developmental approach to learning. The curriculum emphasizes nature, creativity, and hands-on learning with gentle guidance provided by the teachers. Children focus on activities that align with their interests, which develops independence and natural curiosity. Overall, the goal of the Montessori method is developing a child’s senses, character, practical life skills, and academic ability.
Fredrich Froebel (1782-1852) a German educator who developed the kindergarten or children’s garden is also considered to be the inventor of the Play way Method of education as well. Froebel believed and advocated that the best way to learn for a child was through the medium of guided play in a friendly natural environment.
This preschool program is based on the teachings of Austrian writer Rudolf Steiner, and it strives to nurture a child’s spirit, soul, body, and interests. The Waldorf program involves creative, hands-on group learning with a focus on rhythmic repetition in a supportive environment. Indeed, the formulation of daily and weekly routines, as well as the cozy atmosphere of the classroom, create a “home-like” environment for the students.
The Waldorf program seeks to generate a strong inner enthusiasm for learning and develop children’s innate abilities and talents. It’s especially useful for pre-schoolers who thrive with set schedules.
Reggio Emilia schools formed in Italy in the 1940s, and many preschool programs embrace this open-ended and child-led philosophy today. With an emphasis on exploration, the program focuses on the importance of community and self-expression. Students learn through art, projects, and activities that reflect their ideas and interests. There’s also an emphasis on collaborative and cooperative classroom activities. Educators consider the students’ intellectual, emotional, and creative potential when encouraging their self-guided learning.
The HighScope Preschool Curriculum uses a carefully designed approach called active participatory learning. Children have hands-on experiences with their surroundings, which fosters the development of problem solving tactics, conflict-resolution methods, and other important skills. Learning is supported through consistent daily routines and well-organized classrooms.
HighScope takes an academic slant with planned experiences in the basic subjects of math, reading, and science. It’s based on past and current child development research. The backbone of the preschool program is “plan-do-review”—children plan out how to complete a certain project, work to reach their goal, and analyse the results afterward.
This developmental approach is based on the educational philosophy of John Dewym, and it focuses on a child’s mental, social, emotional, and physical growth. In these preschool programs, the child is an active learner and gains knowledge about the world through experience. Students set the learning pace, and the teacher serves as a guide.
Comparable to play-based learning, the Bank Street approach teaches lessons through hands-on activities like building blocks, puzzles, clay, and dramatic play. Pre-schoolers often work in a non-competitive group environment.
Here you go with all the art and skills that is required to become a successful, strong, healthy, happy and good human being.
14 Vidya (Techniques) 64 Kala (Art forms)
14 Vidya (techniques) consist of –
6 Vedange : There are six Vedangas:
64 Kala (Activities in fine arts and crafts) consist of