Pre schools are expert in teaching children. They have to be to maintain certification with the state. The best ones, however, teach in ways that don’t seem like teaching…
Finger Painting, Early Childhood Development, and Preschool
Finger painting does several surprising things. First off, as we covered in an earlier article it helps to teach children about color. In addition, it stimulates their imaginations as well as their creative abilities. Finger painting also is a form of art education.
American teacher Ruth Faison Shaw introduced finger painting as an art education medium after developing her techniques in Rome, Italy. Using non-toxic paints such as acrylics, finger painting quickly became part of the curriculum of early childhood education facilities all over the world. However, this is only one form of teaching that may surprise many parents.
More Components of Early Childhood Development
Have you ever seen those jigsaw puzzles of the United States or the World? Guess what? They help to teach pre-school children the basics of geography. And what about flash cards? Most people equate them with mathematics, however, they can also be used to teach children language and recognition of different shapes, animals, patterns, etc. The same holds true for talking toys as well. Why does it matter? The more children learn at an early age helps to propel them forward into higher grade levels.
Is coloring inside the lines necessary? A few decades ago, it was frowned upon by teachers for a student to color outside of the lines, as it was erroneously thought to be an indicator of lack of respect for boundaries. Now, most childhood development experts are a lot more flexible as it encourages self-expression, and the development of self-identity.
As a parent, you want to give your children every advantage you can to learn and develop. Selecting the right school may seem like a no-brainer, but it is a necessary part of early childhood development.
Kid’s Corner Preschool & Childcare is a daycare center and pre-school with two locations.
Kid’s Corner Preschool & Childcare, LLC
1450 N Gilbert Rd
Gilbert, AZ 85234
Kid’s Corner Preschool & Childcare
2051 W. Guadalupe Rd .#15
mesa AZ 85202