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What will child learn in playschool?

What will child learn in playschool? If you are wondering whether to send your child to a playschool or not, here’s what you should consider before making a decision.

What will child learn in playschool? Broadly these are the fields covered under a playschool academic routine:

Broadly these are the fields covered under a playschool academic routine:

Sensory Development

Sensorial Life utilizes specially designed sensorial material to develop the physical sense and the powers of observation.

This area enables the child to gain an understanding of:

  • Taste: sweet, sour, salty, bitter, etc.  
  • Hearing: pitch, tone, loud and soft, etc.
  • Sight:  long and short, broad and narrow, small and large, geometric shapes, etc.
  • Touch: smooth and rough, hot and cold, heavy and light, etc.
  • Smell: spices, herbs, flower scents, etc.

Basic Concepts

Mathematics is introduced to the child through concrete, manipulative terms that enable him/her to understand the basic concepts. More abstract forms are then used as the child progresses from numbers, quantity numerals to concepts such as place values. As the child progresses, he/she starts working with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using specially designed materials. The emphasis is on understanding that en rote learning.

Language Development

Language spans every area of the programme though it is included in the basic skills. It encompasses verbal skills, visual perception and small muscle coordination. Beginning with listening games, training the hand with puzzles, the child is familiarized with the alphabets. Specially designed materials enable the child to gain an understanding of how separate sounds combined together to form words. This area helps in oral language development, written expression, reading and grammar.

Enrichments

Enrichments are an introduction to the basic elements of our world – land, air and water. At first, the children use large wooden puzzle maps of the continents. As they learn the names of the continents, and then move on to maps of countries. This is followed by a gradual learning about climate, people.

Cognitive Development

Practical Life introduces the child to task organization and cognitive order through exercises such as pouring, polishing, spooning and buttoning. The child develops concentration, muscular coordination and a sense of order.  This area also aids in learning care of self, care of the environment, control of movement and social relations.

This area is the foundation for subsequent academic learning because it provides:

  • A SENSE OF ORDER that is a task’s beginning, middle and end.
  • SENSE OF INDEPENDENCE that is “I can do it by myself”.
  • *A SENSE OF COORDINATION that is ” We are a team”, and I need to coordinate with others.

Child will learn in playschool a lot of new things for sure. It is a readiness program before the formal schooling.

 Also read: Is playschool education necessary?

Happy childhood is every child’s right.

All the best wishes to you on this amazing journey. This will surely give us an easy life.

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