At Kidzonia, we make certain that children have ample opportunities to participate in activities that promote holistic learning. We use developmentally appropriate practises to nurture and grow each child. Preschoolers’ skill development moves quickly and grows rapidly during the first five years of their lives. Language develops, motor skills advance, thinking becomes more developed, and social and emotional skills allow for more interaction with others. Our DISCOVER Curriculum is considered age- or developmentally-appropriate because it is based on knowledge of how most students grow and what they can do socially, emotionally, cognitively, and physically at a given age.
The physical domain of development refers to a child’s muscle and movement development. At Kidzonia, we strive to improve children’s gross (large) and fine (small) motor skills. We make certain that our children run, jump, hop, dance, play regular group games, rough and tumble play, outdoor activities, water play, sand play, and use slides, swings, green space, and open space. We also offer special martial arts classes to help them develop their gross motor skills. Fine motor skills are developed through activities that require eye-hand coordination. These activities lay the groundwork for future skills such as writing, eating, painting, and so on. Lacing beads, finger painting, clay moulding, pouring, scribbling, and other activities are popular among children.
The process of thinking is referred to as cognition. It is to learn and practice logic skills. Cognition encompasses a wide range of abilities, including memory retention, problem solving, and reasoning, to name a few. Our children participate in activities that help them develop logic and reasoning skills. They compare, measure, solve puzzles, use their senses, recall, and share. These activities are essential for cognitive development.
Language & Literacy Development
India is a multilingual nation. As a result, children typically arrive in the classroom with a variety of linguistic skills in English, Hindi, or their native language. To learn a language and use it for communication, children must deal with the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) as well as the language system (sound structure and vocabulary). They are expected to be able to integrate these elements during communication after mastering them. We address all aspects of language skills, and our children have numerous opportunities to learn from a multilingual perspective. Teachers keep children interested by providing them with numerous stories, rhymes, and opportunities to speak and interact. Our students are taught to read and write in English and Hindi.
Personal, Social, Emotional Development
If a child can perform advanced math or speak three languages but is unable to manage his or her emotions, deal with stress, or practice conflict resolution… None of the other stuff will really matter. We address these concerns by continuing to promote personal, social, and emotional development. Opportunities for personal skill development are provided by teaching our young learners table etiquette, achieving independence in routine activities, speaking, and sharing. When children work collaboratively at learning centers, put away toys together, and play group games, their social and emotional skills improve.
Values & Life Skills
Values and life skills are essential to the development of a child. Our students learn about empathy and helping others through stories, discussions, and activities. Our teachers assist our students in weighing their options, weighing the pros and cons of each decision, and then allowing them to make the final decision to see how things turn out. The children are taught and explained the significance of the Magic Words—Sorry, Please, and Thank you—which will assist them in their lives when dealing with various situations. Different group activities are used to encourage sharing and the development of empathy skills.
Early childhood linguistic development is the process by which children learn to understand and communicate in a foreign language. Since English uses letters in the alphabet to represent sounds, it is critical for children to learn letter-sound relationships. To help children learn proper pronunciation and how to read, we teach phonic sounds and phonics. Children learn the sounds that each letter makes and how changing the order of letters changes the meaning of a word.
Children are born creative. Creative development in preschoolers is all about nurturing their overactive imagination and promoting skills. Anything that requires children to use their skill set, hone them and also develop new skills entirely in an area of interest is creativity and divergent thinking.
We don’t restrict creative opportunities, solely to participation in art and craft activities. We let children engage in learning to play the piano, clay modelling, in role plays to enable other avenues of expressing themselves creatively.