For children aged between 18 months to 3 years; becoming independent and social
Age 18 months – 3 years
Playgroup school lays the foundation for the preschool journey. Kids are exposed to activities that help them to eat independently, make friends and follow the routine. The environment to enhance language is provided by introducing songs, rhymes, and alphabets. Playtime activities in play school help kids to develop their fine and gross motor skills.
As your toddler takes his first step towards formal schooling we are there to make sure that transition is a pleasant an enjoyable one. At this age, our focus is on emotional and social development. For our playgroup section our educators employ the play way methodology.
The play way method emphasises the importance of real-world interactions and the immediate environment of the child in learning. for example, if we are teaching children their numbers, we don’t just recite them; we write them in Sooji, the teacher guiding the child’s hand while she traces the numeral. To teach them colours, we have ‘colour days’ at the centre where everyone dresses in one particular colour. We take our children on field trips to meet community helpers – Veterinarians, Fireman, traffic control cops, Bakers, the neighbourhood juicewallah even! Our children especially enjoy our policy of using festivals and celebrations to connect the curriculum to what the children observe and experience in their daily lives.
In play school, children develop the following skills:
- Self-expression and self-confidence through pretend play and free play.
- Socio-emotional skills such as independence as they learn to eat on their own and wear their own shoes.
- Basic language skills through phonics and reading.
- Pre math skills through the recognition of pattern and shapes.
- Fine and Gross Motor skills through activities like gripping, twisting, squeezing, grasping, stacking, eating with a spoon, pouring water into a glass, building blocks, moulding clay, climbing stairs, balancing on the beam.
- It serves the purpose of equipping children with the best learning in preschool.