The year will focus on the development of spoken language through vocabulary building activities. Introduction to Initial, middle and ending phonetic sounds. The child will be working with initial steps towards building motor skills required for writing.
Sorting, grouping and organizing things according to the shape, size, length, color and height. Develop precision, discrimination, finding patterns, building classification skills are the primary focus for this year.
Classification of plants and animals, difference between living and non-living, days, months, year, celebrating festivals, elements of earth – exploration and appreciation of nature around them. Emphasis on taking care of the environment around them. This enriches the child’s understanding of the world and their place in it.
Curiosity is the desire to learn. It is an eagerness to explore, discover and figure things out. When children explore their curiosity, it helps them be more observant, makes learning more effective and enjoyable, they expand their vocabulary as they use language to describe what they’re thinking, seeing, hearing, or experiencing. Curious students not only ask questions, but also actively seek out the answers. Early Childhood Educators have a responsibility to provide a safe and supervised setting to support and reinforce this innate curiosity to give children the confidence to develop their own theories about the world so the child can express his curiosity in a productive and healthy ways.
Enhancing logical thinking is simply learning to pay a closer attention to details. Logical thinkers observe and analyze phenomena, reactions, feedback and then draw conclusions based on that input. Logical thinking is not an inborn talent but something a child can learn and practice. All they need is the right nudge to start thinking in the right way to build a strong foundation of reasoning skills to grasp everything quickly.
Problem solving is a skill that can be learned and must be practiced. Problem solving is the foundation of a young child’s learning. It must be valued, promoted, provided for, and sustained in the early childhood education. Problem solving is the act of defining a problem, determining the cause of the problem and selecting alternatives for a solution and implementing a solution. The earlier children begin solving problems, the readier they are to deal with bigger challenges as they mature. They will view problems as opportunities to grow, broaden their understanding while building confidence.
Regular positive interactions within nature help children develop respect and a caring attitude for the environment. In addition to regular contact with nature, one of the best ways to foster empathy during early childhood is to cultivate children’s relationships with animals. Nature can have profound positive effects on children’s emotional, physical, and psychological development and well-being. Nature provides countless opportunities for discovery, creativity and problem-solving. Interacting with natural environments allows children to learn by doing and experimenting with ideas. In nature, children think, question, and make Hypothesis, thereby developing inquisitive minds.
Ethics and morals are often defined differently in different parts of the world, but they are cross-cultural and expected among all groups of people. There are five basic principles of ethics that are common to all:
• Do no harm
• Make things better
• Respect others
• Be fair
• Be loving
These values should extend beyond the walls of the sanctuary and should be taught and expected in homes and classrooms as well. Schools can also provide important lessons in ethical thinking and action.
Children develop self-identity, who they believe themselves to be, and begin to form relationships through play and peer relations which contribute to their emotional, social and cognitive development. A strong sense of self, allows children to be able to speak up if they think something is not fair, if they are being ignored, or even if they don’t feel well. As their self-concepts grow to include self-respect, children learn that what is fair for them also has to be fair for those around them. It is remarkable the effect that an early educator can have on a child’s sense of self.
Teaching children manners is something that is more crucial than ever. One of the most important jobs we have as adults is to help children develop social skills, show them how to interact in a polite manner with people, and teach them to treat others with respect. To raise a well-mannered child, the first thing we must do as adults is to take a good look at our own behavior and make sure we are consistently practicing good manners ourselves. Remember it is us who set the standard.
Emotional development is vital in helping children grow into well-adjusted adults. Being able to identify different feelings, express them and process the difficult emotions enables children to be healthy emotionally and psychologically. Helping children find their voice and being able to have a conversation about how they are feeling means that they will feel happier, safer and more confident.
One of the first skills children learn is the ability to work in groups. Teamwork offers many different advantages to children, especially as they grow older and need to complete schoolwork and eventually find a career that involves working with groups to accomplish a common goal. Teamwork requires children to cooperate with each other, and children who learn these skills are also on their way to establishing solid skills in problem-solving, communication, listening, creativity, and self-esteem.
Sensorial experiences begin right when a child is born. Children use their senses in order to study their environment. Sensorial work helps them become more logical, perceptive and aware.
Practical life skills, when taught early in life, allow children to believe in themselves as well as develop independence, focus, sense of responsibility and self-discipline.
Language arts encompasses all the aspects of language; reading, handwriting, spelling, grammar, creative and research writing and oral presentation.
ARTS, MUSIC AND MOVEMENTS
Arts, Music and Movements is as important as language, math and science. They offer children ways to express themselves, their feelings, experiences and ideas.
Children are naturally attracted to the science of number. They have an inborn ability to see differences and similarities, patterns and sequences. It is exciting to witness the young child’s readiness to understand the abstract concept.
CULTURE AND SCIENCE
These are lessons that connect a child with the greater world and give him or her a “cosmic” view of the universe. Activities in these areas are designed to be fun, engaging, creative and intriguing.
DO YOU SEE WHAT THEY SEE?
No meal can beat a home meal prepared by a loving parent to a child. However, we at SOLIDBASE, ensure that nutritious and tasty lunch is provided to your child if you choose to request for lunch to be provided by the school
School bus rides are joyful and memorable moments of a child’s early school days. The air-conditioned buses are equipped with vechicle Tracking System, on board cameras helps to monitor the safety and security of the children.