At Play & Learn, Jayanagar, we strive to create a nurturing and stimulating environment grounded in respect for children and the ways in which they learn, based on Montessori principles. Be it our kindergarten, play school, or daycare programs, we are committed to promoting a child’s sense of competence, creativity and awareness of others. We believe that a supportive community of peers, parents and teachers is essential to children’s development as individuals and members of a group.
All children in our play school and kindergarten are exposed to numbers, letters, shapes, colours etc. But more importantly, they learn how to get along with other children, share, contribute to circle time. In addition to strengthening socialization skills, we provide a place where your child can gain a sense of self, explore, play with her peers, and build confidence.
Using a combination of Montessori and other proven methods, we help children find answers through exploration, experimentation, and conversation.
Your child will learn how to raise her hand, take turns, and share the teacher’s attention. What’s more, she’ll learn how to separate from Mommy. All of this makes for an easier transition to formal schools.
We will help them learn letters and numbers, but to sit kids down and ‘teach’ them is the wrong way of doing it. They learn best through activities they find interesting — storytime, talking to teachers about stars and rainbows, playing with blocks, and so on. To help kids learn language and strengthen pre-reading skills, for instance, teachers might play rhyming games and let kids tell stories. For small children, school is all about having fun and acquiring social skills — not achieving academic milestones. An ideal curriculum? Parading around in dress-up clothes, building forts, and being read to.
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