Early Education

Research has shown that early and prolonged exposure to screen time for children is detrimental to their development. Here are some tips to cut down screen time at home.

Raising Healthy Children: 3 Ways To Cut Screen Time

Research has shown that early and prolonged exposure to screen time for children is detrimental to their development. Here are some tips to cut down screen time at home.

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Children are born with an innate desire to explore, form hypotheses, experiment, observe and develop conclusions. Research proves that children’s learning through their senses has a strong connection to thinking and learning in science. We see it in the way an infant drops his or her toy from a high chair only to find out how it falls to the floor. With older children, we see a disposition to causal thinking where they experiment to either support or negate their hypotheses. The 21st-century skills are a set of abilities that students need to develop in the information age. This can be achieved through the inquiry-based learning model instead of the traditional approach.

The Changing Dynamics In Education

Children are born with an innate desire to explore, form hypotheses, experiment, observe and develop conclusions. Research proves that children’s learning through their senses has a strong connection to thinking and learning in science. We see it in the way an infant drops his or her toy from a high chair only to find out how it falls to the floor. With older children, we see a disposition to causal thinking where they experiment to either support or negate their hypotheses. The 21st-century skills are a set of abilities that students need to develop in the information age. This can be achieved through the inquiry-based learning model instead of the traditional approach.

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Just as literacy is a form of communication, numeracy too is a way to represent and share information of the world around us. These are life skills and children need opportunities to use them and see them being used in real life situations which help them to make meaning of it. Worksheets and other formal teaching strategies make learning abstract and dry. This approach decontextualises learning and some children find it difficult to make connections with mathematical concepts in this way. Children can better internalise them when they are exposed to number concepts used around them as part of everyday experiences.

Our Approach To Numeracy

Just as literacy is a form of communication, numeracy too is a way to represent and share information of the world around us. These are life skills and children need opportunities to use them and see them being used in real life situations which help them to make meaning of it. Worksheets and other formal teaching strategies make learning abstract and dry. This approach decontextualises learning and some children find it difficult to make connections with mathematical concepts in this way. Children can better internalise them when they are exposed to number concepts used around them as part of everyday experiences.

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The literacy goals and outcomes for toddlers and preschoolers have changed dramatically over the years. The emphasis is definitely on pushing the literacy outcomes associated with formal schooling down to the early years. To hothouse children into becoming ‘literate’, we have seen over the years the emergence of flash cards for babies, spelling lists for preschoolers and the expectation to read and write earlier than developmentally appropriate. There is plenty of evidence to support that when children are pushed into reading, often times you have a child who struggles with a lack of interest, stress and rebellion and is ‘put off’ by reading.

Literacy In The Early Years – Do Worksheets And Spelling Lists Help?

The literacy goals and outcomes for toddlers and preschoolers have changed dramatically over the years. The emphasis is definitely on pushing the literacy outcomes associated with formal schooling down to the early years. To hothouse children into becoming ‘literate’, we have seen over the years the emergence of flash cards for babies, spelling lists for preschoolers and the expectation to read and write earlier than developmentally appropriate. There is plenty of evidence to support that when children are pushed into reading, often times you have a child who struggles with a lack of interest, stress and rebellion and is ‘put off’ by reading.

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Early Years education cultivates a joy of learning in children from a young age and has proven to have a positive impact on lifelong education. Inquiry-based learning complements a child’s innate curiosity and helps them develop confidence in their abilities by creating the best possible learning opportunities.

Building A Strong Foundation For Lifelong Learning

Early Years education cultivates a joy of learning in children from a young age and has proven to have a positive impact on lifelong education. Inquiry-based learning complements a child’s innate curiosity and helps them develop confidence in their abilities by creating the best possible learning opportunities.

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Literacy derives itself from oral skills as much as from reading and writing. The ability to communicate using language and articulate one’s thoughts and feelings lays the foundation for oral language skills.

How Can You Support Your Preschooler In Developing Literacy Skills?

Literacy derives itself from oral skills as much as from reading and writing. The ability to communicate using language and articulate one’s thoughts and feelings lays the foundation for oral language skills.

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