The prepared environments are meant to enable independent learning and exploration with a lot of movement and activity at a child’s own pace. Practical life exercises give the children a taste of real life through simple purposeful daily activities like folding clothes, sewing buttons, braiding the hair, grating and cutting vegetables, rolling out dough, etc. These activities develop motor control and coordination, concentration and independence and a sense of responsibility.
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Practical life exercises
It is important to provide as many sensorial experiences to a child of 2-6 years, as that is the period when s/he is most receptive to developing the senses. Our sensory environment is equipped with spices, perfumes, etc. to introduce the children to and enable them to differentiate between smells. Objects made of various materials and textures facilitate the development of a fine sense of touch. A large collection of auditory accessories and toys help the children recognise sounds, varying pitches, tones and loudness. We use colour tablets with various tones and shades of each colour to aid in visual recognition skills. Gustatory or sense of taste exercises are carefully avoided at the Centre as children may have food habit restrictions or food allergies.
Counting and Arithmetic
In our Arithmetic environment your child manipulates, experiments and understands abstract concepts through concrete objects like rods, spindles, cards, beads, cubes and counters. By holding the ‘tangible number’ in their hand, the children comprehend and perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and even the basics of fractions.