The importance of play
Play is about much more than having fun. At Little Town, Play has many
benefits for both toddlers and Preschoolers. It gets them active and moving, which can help instill a love of exercise early and encourage children to embrace the active lifestyle that’s crucial for good health as they grow older.
Play is also a significant way for children to learn about the world around them. The indoor gym equipment can help children develop gross motor skills, balance and confidence early on. It can also help them further build social, cognitive, emotional, physical and fine motor skills.
For many children, the indoor gym is one of the first places they get to
interact independently with their peers throughout the year without worrying about the weather.
Arts and Craft
Art Supports Children’s Development
Painting, coloring, sculpting, drawing, and other forms of creative art are an
important part of the child care curriculum. Creating art supports young
children’s development across several different domains. Using art tools
helps children develop small muscle coordination and control.
Children can practice thinking skills by experimenting with color, texture, and design. Art gives children an opportunity to express their ideas and feelings, relieves tension, and provides limits for self-discipline. Art allows children to
achieve and expand their creativity.
The benefits of being bilingual
The Spanish speaking teacher takes the children in small groups. The
children listen to Spanish stories and sing Spanish songs.
Children learn vocabulary in sets such as: el cuerpo (the body), los colores (the colors), los numeros (the numbers), las formas (shapes), la familia (members of the family), etc. The children will learn the calendar, days of the week, months of the year, and seasons. This leans towards conversations in Spanish.