Purposeful Play Leads to School Readiness
Welcome to pre-k four. This is the age where your child is very social. They are beginning to make best friends and the social event of the year is their birthday party and everyone is invited.
In pre-k four we are learning so very much! It is not just about learning to share and be kind, while that is a big part of being in pre-k four, but we are also learning how to listen and follow 3 and 4 step directions. In our class, our little ones are learning to unpack themselves as they enter the school building. They are also learning to recognize and print their names.
Alphabet knowledge is so very important and preschoolers are so eager to learn to recognize and name the letters. We are doing just that in our classroom. Through the various learning centers in our classroom, the children are able to learn to recognize letters, know their sounds, names objects that begin with the letters of the alphabet and print the letters.
We have math stations in our classroom and our students are able to work in the centers using manipulatives to help build skills such as, numbers and counting, patterning, graphing, one to one, subitizing and sorting. These are skills that are essential to help preschoolers learn to solve problems.
Preschoolers learn best by doing. Our method is all hands on learning and so when children are engaged and happy more than likely they will retain what they are learning.