Make Learning Process Fun – Mindarie Keys Three Plus Program
Between the ages of three and five, children encounter significant development milestones. And while children reach these stages in their own time, their overall experience can be enhanced by an age-appropriate learning experience. Mindarie Keys Early Learning School understand this stage of learning and have developed a Three Plus program which centres on intellectual, physical and emotional development in a nurturing, stimulating environment.
Children at this stage are rapidly building cognitive skills. They can engage in simple counting procedures, identify colours, and are beginning to understand the concept of time. Their vocabulary is growing rapidly, and they are becoming better at articulating clearly. Mindarie Keys Three Plus Program offers children the opportunity to build these cognitive skills with a wide range of creative quality resources and activities.
Reading stories together, singing songs and imaginative play all help children to understand the concept of a narrative and the rhythm of storytelling.
eading stories together, singing songs and imaginative play all help children to understand the concept of a narrative and the rhythm of storytelling.
Children learn to identify and re-create patterns using blocks, pegs and puzzles. They understand different shapes, and the space taken up by mass.
Creative expression is encouraged at Mindarie Keys. Children have access to a wonderful range of art and craft resources, exploring texture, colour and form. They are allowed the liberating experience of getting messy and part of the valuable experience of cleaning up together. Music and drama are also key elements in our creative program and part of our daily routine.
Mindarie Keys offers play equipment specifically designed to build motor skills, strength and flexibility in children at this age. Children are kept sun safe when outdoors, and able to express themselves through physicality and play. They learn balance, focus and teamwork through organised games and activities. Children are able to participate in gardening, learning about their environment and how to care for it.
Social development for children at this age is a key factor in their learning. Joining in conversations, beginning to understand the impact of their behaviours on others, and the importance of co-operation, listening and empathy are valuable steps in their growth. These skills are introduced gently and consistently, with positive affirmation the cornerstone of our teaching process. Inclusive play and problem solving are used to overcome discord in relationships. Mindarie Keys educators are friendly and experienced and happy to talk through any concerns you may have about your child’s social development.
Importance of Mindarie 3+ program
The qualified educators at Mindarie Keys Early Learning School deliver a program designed to help prepare children for ‘big’ school. This is done in a gentle and nurturing allowing your child to develop the necessary skills for future learning in a play-based environment.
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