Thinker of Fresh Ideas
Purposeful Play Is Early Education
The Finnish Discoverer program is holistic and focuses on the development of children’s emerging physical, sensory-motor, perceptual, cognitive, language and social-emotional skills.
The fact that we has chosen an Inquiry-based curriculum over the traditional Rote Learning strategy speaks volumes about our principles. Our style of teaching gives children the power to question, observe, explore and understand their subject matter. We strive to open up a whole new world of learning for children and equip them with skills that’ll help them delve into their hobbies.
Our classrooms are full of energy and an abundance of curiosity. 2 – 3-year-old children are highly imaginative and live in a world of make-believe. A typical day is filled with lots of stories, pretend play, songs and rhymes, constructive play, and art & craft. They begin learning about phonological awareness through the multi-modal approach of Jolly Phonics.
These exercises are designed to perfect the child’s eye-hand coordination, lengthen his attention span, and allow him to gain a sense of independence as he works. It helps the child to develop order, fine motor skills, confidence, concentration and self esteem as the child is allowed to repeat and master each activity at his own pace.
Much of this will include group play where your child will make friends and learn cooperation and taking turns.
-Use a growing number of words to express needs and ideas
-Learn the difference between similar-sounding words with rhyming games
-Ask and answer simple questions about stories in books
-Start to understand that drawing and writing are ways to communicate
-Complete simple two-step tasks like finding and stacking red blocks when asked to build a red tower
-Start to follow rules independently like going to the sink to wash hands
-Stay focused for several minutes while attending to an activity
-Think creatively about new ways to play with a toy
-Interact with new people and feel comfortable playing near them
-Share with other children and take turns
-Build an appreciation for diversity by seeing and talking about how people are the same and how they are different
-Complete activities with confidence and look for new challenges like putting on shoes and trying to tie them
-Improve running skills and start to jump and hop
-Understand and follow basic health and safety routines
-Show increased control of hands and fingers
-Begin to help make food like washing fruit and mixing and pouring ingredients
-Start to count, know numbers and basic shapes
-Explore simple addition and subtraction using songs
-Build science knowledge including the difference between day and night and different types of weather
-Understand basic social studies like people’s roles within the community
-Experiment with different art materials to create two- and three-dimensional artwork
-Use creative movement to demonstrate feelings
-Explore dress-up clothing and props during imaginary play
-Begin to use music to express feelings
Focus on Communication
The Discoverer curriculum progressively increases communication skills development through the expression of ideas, thoughts and feelings for children aged 2 to 3 years.
Children are encouraged to engage in drawing, preliminary writing, sharing through verbal communication, physical explorations as well as investigative explorations. Children engage in transitory experiences in gaining greater independence in self-help and social skills.