When children are young, they are learning sponges. Every new experience, every word they learn, every behavior they adopt, is an investment in a more fruitful future.
You can never have a greater impression on a person than when they are in their early childhood years. Early childhood education is about honing and molding the holistic child, which will eventually form the basis of their lifelong journey. Holding onto this belief is evident throughout our programming in Jasper room. This past week we have been exploring in all areas of play thereby planning based on a variety of the children’s interests. Children’s play can be divided into categories, but the types of play often overlap.
- Dramatic — Fantasy-directed play with dressing up in costumes, assuming roles as characters, using toys to represent characters in stories, creating imaginary settings, and pretending to take on the roles of adults.
- Manipulative — Holding and handling small toys often used to build objects but also found in puzzles, characters, beads, etc.
- Physical — Using the whole body in activities with bikes, balls, jump ropes, hoops, play structures, etc.
- Creative — Using art materials such as paint, clay, markers, pencils, glue, etc. The play takes place in the process of using the materials, not in the end product.
Hope you all have a great weekend. It should be a nice one! 🙂
See you on Monday
Jessica and Neha