Early childhood education is the key to the betterment of society – Maria Montessori
We recognize that Observations and impressions are the early learning mechanisms in this age group. They are also now communicating through talking. Language is one of the first developmental milestones that we address. We introduce as many as seven languages to the child by speaking good, chaste, grammatically correct sentences in front of the children so they pick up only the right kind of language.
Children learn by touching and feeling objects. Their gross motors skills are just developing at the toddler stage. So we provide them with ample space to move around and have a pick up the materials and explore. These specially designed materials are not only child size but safe as well and help in the development of the child’s senses.
Care for Environment:
A child is naturally inclined to do the daily activities he sees around him. Allowing the child to do these activities increases their self worth. By washing fruits and vegetables, setting table, cleaning up after him, washing dishes, watering plants we encourage the child to be part of the environment he is in.
Believe it or not children have an natural affinity to work with food, even those children who make feeding an ongoing struggle for the parents. Food is the one constant in their lives, whether they like to eat or not. So they are eager to work with it, experiment with it. The various food related activities in the Toddler environment cater to this need of the children.
Every child itches to put crayon to paper and make a piece of art. For us adults, it may look like plain scribbling, but the child sees it as a means to express her emotions. And so at Blue Blocks we allow the child to scribble away to her mind’s content. And as the days progress we introduce easel paining and gluing paper to expand their creative horizons.
Care for self:
Children gain immense satisfaction in doing things on their own be it dressing themselves, wearing or removing shoes, or even wiping their nose themselves.
Songs and Stories:
Music is an integral part of all our lives and many a life lessons are hidden in songs. We involve children in many action based songs that are not only reality based but relevant to the children. The stories that we weave for the imaginative minds of the toddlers are all involve around the activities the child is exposed to at Blue Blocks, at home, or those pertaining to the environment. We strictly avoid fantasy, mythology stories that may not be relevant to the child.