SONG OF THE YEAR
UAE National Anthem
SONGS OF THE WEEK
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Itsy, Bitsy Spider
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Exploring is one of the first steps in learning about objects and in learning how to solve problems. Children learn by exploring their environment. But their exploration should happen in safe places and in ways that help them learn.
Babies are natural born explorers. Even everyday objects are new and exciting to a baby and represent an adventure of discovery! A baby’s hands, eyes, ears and even his mouth are the tools of his trade. From their earliest days, they begin to connect to and collect information from their caregivers. In fact, even newborns are capable of imitating facial expressions, demonstrating an understanding of how another’s actions relate to their own. Around 9-12 months, babies become more interested in exploration. This drive often coincides with their learning to crawl and/or walk, which leads to new learning adventures for them. Babies need exposure to new experiences, new materials and the opportunities to explore new ideas. This exposure provides them with the basis for constructing meaning.
OUR PLAYGROUP I
At this age, toddlers are scooting away from babyhood in search of new adventures. They're learning to talk, to walk and run, and to assert their independence. It is during this stage that children develop their first interests, and an increased desire for autonomy. With encouragement, children explore and expand on these interests and drives. Toddlers need exposure to new experiences, but also to the language of science which is introduced alongside their ‘everyday’ language. They need to be able to follow their own investigations, whilst being scaffold to achieve success.
Exploring the inside and outside world — with supervision, of course — is important for toddlers' emotional, social, and physical development. Exploration also gives toddlers a chance to work on important motor skills. Whether it's kicking a ball or climbing stairs, they can persist until they get it right. Doing so not only adds skills, it boosts their sense of confidence and competence. In other words, they begin to think: "I can do it!"
OUR PLAYGROUP II
Children at this age learn more about the world and how it works. For many in this age group, “outside” and “play” are becoming common requests. Though, it can be hard to keep up with an exploring toddler, exploring is good! It helps children grow in important ways. First is the growth of intelligence. A toddler’s interest in learning about the world encourages him to use his senses- tasting, touching, seeing, and smelling. His senses help him understand how things are different from each other and how they work. Also, by trying new ways to handle objects and by asking questions, a toddler begins to learn how to solve problems. Exploring is also vital for physical growth. Through exploration, toddlers develop co-ordination in the large muscles used to walk, run, climb and jump. In addition, toddlers gain eye-hand coordination as they learn to manipulate objects.
OUR FOUNDATION YEAR
Children of this age are active explorer who constantly are asking “what?” and “why?” questions, and using what they already know to solve problems. We can find them staring for long periods at an object – trying to discover how it works and what it can do. They love to explore the world around them. As they feel confident in their surroundings and with those with whom they interact, they investigate further and further. They demonstrate a sense of wonder about the little things around them and delight in the natural aspects of the world. Children of this age are physically active, and are walking and running, kicking, and throwing. Therefore, it is essential to provide lots of chances to them to practice and build on these skills. As children now are learning to investigate their own ideas, they should be given opportunities to discuss and revisit their explorations. This will help them to evaluate the findings of their investigations and can initiate new explorations!
AFTERNOON KIDS' CLUB