Petals lay 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 movingand learning were inseperable. The child must involve their entire body and use their all 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 abled guidance of teachers they feel like they are simply playing with games but actually they are learning in a brilliantly designed curriculum that takes them 1 step at a time and 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 and communication skills. Singing nursery rhymes can also help develop children’s social skills as it is a great opportunity for children 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 those early literacy skills. Listening to different sounds in the environment as well as in nursery rhymes provides children with the foundations in helping them to read and write. 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 values the child as strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge. Every child brings with them deep curiosity and potential and 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 Italy. It is very important to understand that parents are the role mirrors of the children. Hence forth we involve parents to be in 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, find what interests them and then provide them with opportunities to explore these interests further. We understand that children use many 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 so designed revolve around to evoke their interest which is instrumental to their learning.