The Butterflies – kindergarten for children from 3 to 7 years
“All I need to know, I learned in kindergarten.” R.Fulghum
For that reason, we made sure that every child gets that experience! Our proven recipe is: learning through play, creative and safe surroundings, plenty of love and attention, busy hands, and tons of fun!
All curriculum areas are performed in an integrated, age-adjusted, and presented way.
Activities are guided by children’s individual preferences, which, through play, stimulate their overall development with ease.
Children adopt the proper behavior patterns very early in their childhood. Teachers are the models and their play partners, who help direct them.
Every child needs an individual approach, which makes us explorers of children’s magic and an unpredictable world to help children develop complete, happy, and satisfied human beings.
Language and literacy development are essential domains of early childhood development. They involve developing the skills used to communicate with others through languages (language development) and the ability to read and write (literacy development). Examples of activities we do with children:
- Reading/listening to stories, poems, and rhymes
- Singing songs, chants, and nursery rhymes
- Playing with puppets and making a puppet show
- Conversation in a circle time
- Matching letters and sounds
- Word games (“I spy,” Bingo, Scattegories, hunts, etc.)
- Writing letters with different media: crayons, shaving cream, sand/flour, watercolors, sticks, etc.
FINE MOTOR SKILLS
Activities that reinforce fine motor skills encourage fingers, hands, arms development, and eye-hand coordination. Some of the activities we do with children are: exploring sensory play materials, threading beads, cutting and sticking, tearing and scrunching papers, drawing, painting, etc. These exercises are the foundation for more complex activities, such as writing, cutting, tying shoelaces, etc.
GROSS MOTOR SKILLS
Gross motor skills require whole-body movement and involve the body’s large muscles to perform everyday functions, such as standing and walking, running and jumping, etc. Those activities are practiced daily by children.
Early childhood is a period of tremendous cognitive growth. Children this age are undergoing a large amount of change very quickly and are learning to see the world in many new and exciting ways. Examples of cognitive activities:
- Memory matching
- Solving puzzles
- Sorting and classifying (toys, beads, colors, and other objects)
- Activities with shapes, numbers, quantity, sizes, etc.
- Science projects
- Exploring objects and natural phenomena
ARTS & CRAFTS
Preschoolers love to express themselves and their ideas using different materials and techniques. They enjoy experimenting with texture, space, and colors in art pieces.
Using music with preschoolers engages their brain helps cultivate communication skills; it allows children to express themselves, music and dance contribute to creativity and imagination.
Play is the most influential children’s activity! It is a child’s way of engaging and making sense of the world. To absorb those experiences and make sense of the world, they need to be involved in creative play.
A tremendous amount of social and emotional development takes place during early childhood. As children experience temper tantrums, mood swings, and an expanding social world, they must learn more about their emotions and other people.
Adults are here to help them, but the most important is their own experience, which they get in kindergarten.
Activities that we use are:
• Teaching problem-solving strategies
• Listening games
• Board games and games with rules
• Talking about emotions, family, and friends
• Reading stories, watching videos, and playing with puppets
Practical Life activities are everyday life activities, and they are involved in all aspects of life. Through useful life, the child learns about his culture and what it is to be human. Examples of activities that we do with children:
• Self-care: nose-blowing, washing hands, brushing teeth, etc.
• Dressing and undressing, tying shoes
• Table setting and self-service during meals
• Cooking and baking
• Recycling and composting
• Tyding up the room
• Taking care of plants
• Growing a garden etc.