Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Preschool Activities

There are many ways to keep preschool kids entertained, but are all of them educational?

The Block Academy, a developmentally-appropriate literacy curriculum for 3 to 6 years olds, is a curriculum which concentrates on the scientifically-proven concept that children learn in an assortment of ways by using all of their senses. It uses hands-on, experiential learning; sensory motor integration; and brain/skill development through the use of manipulatives by Mega Bloks.

Burden Free. Total content is provided for the educator. Not only a handful of activities, but every activity, procedure, and exercise is detailed for every hour of every day. This reduces the educator's preparation time, it provides continuity if an educator is absent, and it provides a flexible curriculum that can be used in entirety or with chosen elements.

Comprehensive. It is truly comprehensive as it incorporates science, math, music, physical activity, arts and crafts, character development, snacks and recipes, and weekly parent newsletters.

Flexible. The curriculum allows for a flexible schedule for all-day and half-day programs. The educator may use as little or as much they choose. There are enough resources and activities to plan for a 10 to 12 month program period.

Sensory Integration. Facilitates the developing brain by using information from all senses. MindBuild provides daily sensory integration activities to enhance brain development. This approach also reaches out to children with learning disabilities who have difficulty with sensory integration.

For more information: http://www.blockacademy.net

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