By Jennifer Landrieu, Director
It’s amazing how much our Preschoolers learn while “just” playing in centers!
In the Writing Center, a child…
- Practices using various writing implements – pencils, crayons, markers, stencils, stamps, and rulers.
- Creates stories with inventive spelling.
- Learns to write from the top to bottom and left to right on a page.
In the Art Center, a child…
- Has the opportunity to be creative.
- Learns to make decisions by choosing different art materials.
- Begins to learn shapes and colors.
- Builds self-confidence.
When children work with puzzles, they learn…
- Hand-Eye Coordination
- Fine and Gross Motor Skills
- Problem Solving
- Shape Recognition
- Setting Small Goals
Through Dramatic Play, a child…
- Pretends to cook and practices thanking God for food.
- Pretends to be a family member and practices for a life of being part of a family.
- Pretends to care for a doll and practices Bible teachings.
- Pretends to play various roles with friends and practices for a lifetime of relationships.
In the Block Center, a child…
- Develops hand/eye coordination.
- Develops a sense of balance.
- Develops math concepts – number, size, shape, space, and weight.
- Learns to share an area with others.
- Uses imagination and creativity.
- Works cooperatively with others.