Our learning activities target 6 key development, backed by science and research. These areas are critical for a child's development and growth, especially at younger ages.
The underlying mechanisms that enable us to perform mental processes such as thinking, remembering or solving problems. These form a set of processing skills that requires our attention, memory and logical reasoning – all critical for a child’s growth. These skills also enable children to regulate themselves and be independent.
Fine motor skills involve coordination and control of the distal regions of our body, specifically wrists, fingers, and hands, to carry out precise tasks. These often include activities that involve the usage of tools such as scissors and pencils. By strengthening fine motor skills, children can be more independent and perform tasks such as tying shoelaces and fastening buttons on their clothes. Developing fine motor skills also aids in literacy through writing. Gross motor skills, on the other hand, involve proximal regions of our body such as the arms, legs and torso, to perform more fundamental movements that can comprise of locomotor, non-locomotor and manipulative skills.
Allows logical thinking capacity for building foundation in understanding numbers (and number systems), shapes and spatial relations. Numeracy skills help children understand concept of numbers - their order, relation and correspondences. Children should learn how to count and compare numbers, as well as perform basic mathematics and arithmetic. Also includes concepts such as matching, sorting, comparing, ordering, and patterning.
Includes language, phonological awareness, speech, reading and writing. Receptive language is important for the comprehension of language, and understanding of the meaning of words and what they convey. Expressive language is responsible for the usage of language through speech or alternative forms to convey thoughts and ideas.
Aesthetic Expression & Creative Skills
Aesthetic expression comprises the ability to visualize objects into other forms of work, and understand the elements that make up an object, such as texture, shape or arrangement. Creativity can be defined as the ability to have self-expression and individual ideas, but also the flexibility to engage in different concepts to represent own feelings and experiences
Social and Emotional Skills
Includes self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management, and moral compass. Children should be able to recognize their feelings (whether positive or negative), identify their likes and dislikes, and recognize what they can or cannot do in various settings. They should learn to embrace and appreciate diversity, and respect the feelings and perspectives of others. There are many possible (right or wrong, and sometimes grey) outcomes to situations, and they have a role to play in managing and achieving these outcomes.