The children enjoyed our new smart table. They called it “the biggest iPad ever”!
He works with the lowercase letter insta-learn board.
Outdoor play is very important to child development. Our one acre lot provides lots of room to play, have fun, and explore.
Insta-Learn boards reinforce and accelerate learning by providing instant feedback to the student. Each piece is constructed so that only the correct answers will fit.
Research shows that hearing children can raise IQ 8 to 13 points by doing sign language.
Signing with Preschool Children: Using signs with preschoolers and kindergartners aids in language and literacy development and helps retrain information better.Signing with Preschool Children
How ASL Improves Language Development: Children who learn sign language use both sides of the brain which causes building of connections in the brain. Children who are taught sign language has demonstrated better spelling and larger vocabularies than children who did not learn sign language. They also have a tendency to show better speech and communication skills. How ASL Improves Language Development
Our garden provides a concrete way to reinforce reading, math, and science classroom concepts. It can also expand their understanding of nature and their place in the world. We want our children to be curious, enthusiastic life-long learners, and garden-based learning is an important means to that end.
In contrast to speaking a language, learning to read and write requires specific effort. Two important steps are letter sound recognition and learning sight words.
In addition to linear counting, the bead cabinet provides a concrete representation of abstract mathematical concepts. While children at this age are not able to verbalize these concepts, they can represent them. Through the use of short and long bead chains, number squares and cubes, and numeral arrows, the bead cabinet concretely demonstrates:
– skip counting — 10, 20, 30, 40, . . . 1000
– squared numbers: six 6s = 36 = 62
– cubed numbers: ten 100-squares = a thousand cube
This concrete learning paves the way for future learning in the lower elementary.
Outdoor play is very important to child development. Our one acre lot provides a sledding hill in the winter and room to explore.
Doing yoga with children has many potential benefits:
– Builds balance and coordination
– Improves overall body awareness
– Develops concentration and focus
– Releases tension
– Promotes emotional awareness and ability to manage emotions
– Encourages calmness
– Teaches students to respond, rather than react
– Promotes self control
– Boosts confidence
– Teaches self respect and respect of others
– Enhances learning readiness
– Encourages self-discipline