Petals lays stress on sound and strong academics through its concept-and project-based learning. The teaching and learning is based on multi-sensory and multiple intelligence approach. The concept of learning is related to life and made fun with interesting and challenging activities.
Maria Global Practices believed that moving and learning were inseperable. The child must involve their entire body and use all their senses in the process of learning. Using these equipments children will be involved in sorting, stacking and manipulating all sorts of beautiful objects made of a range of materials and textures. Teachers make a point to handle these materials slowly and provide ample opportunities to explore and learn. As children carry their learning materials under the able guidance of teachers they feel like they are simply playing with games but actually they are learning through a brilliantly designed curriculum that takes them 1 step at a time helps understand the concept at a stretch. Global Practices materials use real objects and actions to translate abstract ideas into concrete forms.
Rhymes and picture books are a great way to help the child develop their language & communication skills. Singing nursery rhymes can also help develop children’s social skills as it is a great opportunity for them to get to know their peers. Introducing children to a variety of nursery rhymes can help them understand and learn about different sounds. This is an important part of developing early literacy skills. Listening to different sounds in the environment as well as in nursery rhymes provides children the foundation for reading and writing. Keeping this in mind, for introducing any concept we incorporate rhymes wherein children learn new words, understand how words are formed, learn about different beats and rhythms, and value language and become confident learners.
Reggio Emilia Approach
The Reggio Emilia Approach is an innovative and inspiring approach to early-childhood education which sees the child as strong, capable and resilient, rich with wonders and knowledge. Every child brings with them a deep curiosity and potential. This innate curiosity drives their interest to understand their world and their place within it. The approach to pre school education was started by the schools in Italy. It is very important to understand that parents are the role mirrors of the children. Hence, we involve parents to be a part of discussions, our teaching learning methodologies, child development concerns, and curriculum implementation. As teachers or mentors, we listen to the children’s questions and their stories to find what interests them and then provide them with opportunities to explore these interests further. We understand that children use many different ways to show their understanding and express their thoughts and creativity. Thus, we provide hands-on discovery learning that allows the child to use all their senses and all their languages to learn.
Experiential learning enables children to pursue their own areas of interest and to work through problems as they arise in a real-life situations. Play enables children to act out alternative scenarios and to find different ways to express social or emotional difficulties. They can learn assertiveness, social skills, leadership qualities and how to solve group conflict through role-play. Learning is not just about academic pursuits but also about life skills. At Petals, we nurture children in an enriching environment with structured curriculum where a child is at the center and the activities designed revolve around to evoke their interest which is instrumental to learning.