Last updated 5 months ago
Cooking can be an exciting activity for children; they get to participate in a “grown-up activity” and eat the fruits of their labor. If your child loves to lend a hand in the kitchen, use the opportunity to sneak in some math education. For example, you could have your child read the ingredients to you from the recipe card. This is a great opportunity to discuss what a quarter cup is and how it differs from a half a cup.
Reinforce your discussion of fractions by having your child measure the ingredients. Hand your child a collection of measuring cups and encourage him or her to pick out the right ones to use. You might challenge your child to measure a half cup of flour using a quarter cup measure. You could also ask your child to help you divide the recipe in half or multiply it by two. Younger children who aren’t quite ready for fractions can help you count the ingredients. For example, ask your youngster to add 10 raisins to the batter in each muffin cup.
At A Child’s World in Doylestown, your child can get a head start in life with our multidisciplinary approach to learning. Please call us at (267) 337-6456 or visit our website for more information about our preschool programs and daycare center.
Last updated 6 months ago
At A Child’s World, our educators believe in the integration of physical movement within an academic curriculum to provide an enriching experience for each child. That’s why we send our preschoolers on active field trips. During last year’s Sports Week celebration, the preschoolers enjoyed observing fish in a pond, playing miniature golf, and bowling at the local lanes.
Watch this video to learn more about the field trips at A Child’s World. You’ll also hear the children describe their favorite experiences.
To learn more about enrolling your child in the daycare center or preschool at A Child’s World, please call our Doylestown school at (267) 337-6456. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have about our brain-based approach to learning.
Last updated 6 months ago
Early childhood education has come a long way since the early “Fun with Dick and Jane” books. Some pre-kindergarten programs have employed a brain-based approach to learning, which takes recent research into consideration. A brain-based approach uses specific activities to stimulate areas of the brain for optimal cognitive development. A combination of these activities, environmental stimuli, physical activities, and arts and crafts will help your child reach his or her full potential and set the stage for lifelong success.
An example of these activities might include integrating sign language into a lesson plan on basic math skills. A pre-kindergarten program that uses a brain-based approach also encourages children to learn by exploring the world around them. For example, the program might utilize themed classrooms with nature centers to create an environment that stimulates a child’s curiosity.
A Child’s World prides itself on offering a wealth of enrichment activities for our brain-based approach. Enroll your child in our pre-kindergarten or child care program today by calling (888) 861-7857.
Last updated 6 months ago
The first few years of a child’s life are critical for all areas of development necessary to lifelong achievement. Young children who enroll in high-quality early education programs can more readily develop the neurological pathways needed for problem-solving skills. Once you enroll your child in a pre-kindergarten program, he or she will also learn valuable social and behavioral skills.
Learn more about early childhood development and the importance of pre-kindergarten programs by watching this video. The educator in this video discusses the importance of parental engagement in pre-kindergarten programs and how children prepare for school in these programs.
Enroll your child in a child care or pre-kindergarten program today. Call A Child’s World at (888) 861-7857 or visit our website to learn more about our Doylestown location.
Last updated 7 months ago
In an effort to boost students’ grades, many schools have focused primarily on mathematics, science, and reading, leaving arts education behind. But in fact, arts education is critical for child development and academic success—especially when children begin artistic endeavors early in life. If you observe young children at a child care program or pre-kindergarten class, you’ll likely notice that they learn through play. Effective child care programs focus on arts and crafts because these activities help stimulate many key areas of childhood development.
Development of Fine Motor Skills
Fine motor skills refer to the control of the small muscles in the hand. Fine motor skills are essential for everyday activities, including getting dressed and learning to write. Child care programs often promote motor skill development by encouraging children to do simple things for themselves, including arts and crafts activities. Activities such as holding a crayon and coloring inside the lines of a picture in a coloring book allow children to improve their motor skills and hand-eye coordination.
Promotion of Self-Expression
Your child will begin to memorize a wide array of factual information throughout his or her academic career, from pre-kindergarten through high school and beyond. Arts education allows your child to take advantage of an open approach to learning. By painting a picture or shaping clay, your child can express his or her personality and feelings. Your child will also recognize that his or her art project is unique, which builds a sense of self and promotes self-confidence.
Stimulation of Cognitive Development
New models in cognitive development and brain-based research reveal the importance of arts education for school. Researchers are discovering that arts education lends itself to improved academics. This may partially be because children who engage in arts develop their problem-solving skills and concentration abilities. Encourage your child’s accomplishments for his or her academic career and lifelong success by enrolling him or her in a child care program that emphasizes arts education.
The highly qualified teachers at A Child’s World in Doylestown recognize the importance of arts enrichment activities. Call us today at (888) 861-7857 and ask us about our child care and pre-kindergarten programs.