The Creative Art Area is a place filled with materials that children can enjoy on a purely sensory level. Here children can create and represent their ideas in a visual form. On a table or the floor, at an easel or a workbench, children draw, paint, knead, cut, glue, and put together unique products of their own choosing. Sometimes they simply explore the materials and enjoy the process. At other times they create designs or make something that represents a real object, place, or living thing. Creative art is another language children use to express what they know and what they feel.
In the Library Area children develop the motivation and skills necessary to read and write. As they hear stories read aloud every day, look through books on their own, listen to story tapes, recite familiar stories, and make up their own stories, they also have many opportunities to grow in all areas of development.
In the Dramatic Play Area, children break through the restrictions of They pretend to be someone or something different from themselves and make up situations and actions that go along with the role they choose. When children engage in dramatic play they deepen their understanding of the world and develop skills that will serve them throughout their lives.
Blocks naturally appeal to young children because they feel good to the touch, are symmetrical, and invite open-ended When children construct, create, and represent their experiences with blocks, they grow in each area of development.
Science/Discovery and Math
The Science Area is a place to find answers to It is a place to spark curiosity and wonder using new and interesting materials. In the Science Area, children can use their senses to touch, feel, taste, smell, and see. They can act on objects and observe what happens next. Teachers help nurture children’s curiosity by joining children in the Science Area and posing questions. Children respond by using their thinking skills to investigate and explore. In the Science Area, all areas of development can be enhanced.
Music and Movement
Music naturally delights and interests children. By including time for music and movement, we provide an outlet for children’s high spirits and creative energy. Music and movement experiences help develop both sides of the brain (an important finding in recent brain research) and contribute to children’s social/emotional, physical, cognitive, and language development.
Sand and Water
Play with sand and water involves sensory experiences that appeal to young They need little introduction to playing with these materials. While sand and water play can delight the senses, it also can challenge children’s minds and promote all areas of development.
Registration now Open for 2017 – 2018
At Pre-School Minds we strive to provide a clean, safe and educational environment for young children.