A child’s imagination is by far his or her biggest strength. They get a great deal of joy in an imaginative world of their own. From conquering ferocious demons with wooden swords to riding race cars made from pillows, it is the imagination of children that keeps them energetic the whole day. A child can never refuse an opportunity to engage in role play or adventure. But what if such activities are used for teaching them math and science?
This is what is happening in QualityKG accredited schools. They make early learning not only interesting but also challenging and fun; the result is that the young learners go back home happy and satisfied with lots to share with their parents.
What does the school do?
In general, preschool activities revolve around introducing the preschoolers with numbers, characters, letters, writing and speaking in the old fashioned way. But my son’s preschool has a completely different take on teaching and learning. According to them, a student will learn more if he or she feels engaged and is excited to participate in activities and events without any pressure from the parents and teachers. The school organizes a number of interesting activities involving treasure hunts, scavenger hunts, and role plays.
- The young learners are dressed up in interesting outfits resembling their favorite cartoon characters or superheroes. They are then given small maps along with the tasks and hurdles they have to pass.
- These treasure hunts are designed to educate the young pirates about letter recognition, number They also train them in overcoming small physical hurdles.
- Students need to decode certain clues and find the treasure at the end of the game. The treasure includes candies, colored pebbles, and shiny rocks etc.
Such activities not only educate them but also improve their physical and mental abilities like body movements, fine motor skills, and intellect to understand a task.
These simple activities help them learn new concepts like matching a number with a figure, recognizing a letter, drawing a shape, coloring a figure etc. While these concepts can be easily taught in the classrooms, there’s no denying that unstructured outdoor play is going to make a far more interesting, appealing and memorable lesson for the young minds.