Modeling clay activities don’t always have to be about making something. According to art education expert Marvin Bartel, open-ended clay explorations allow the young child to experiment, see that actions have consequences, stimulate curiosity and can help motor development
Painting is a big part of the little dreamer life. Painting is much more than a simple activity. It is a way for different types of children to express themselves in their own special way. Painting also helps children use their senses, express emotion, explore process and outcomes, explore color, and create aesthetically pleasing works and experiences.
Activities like tae kwon do, are a fun way for both boys and girls to achieve fitness and focus. Some parents may think they also promote violence, but that's a myth, according to experts. The martial arts actually help teach self-discipline and socialization skills. In fact, many parents whose children have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) report great success with these programs because self-control and concentration are exactly the skills underdeveloped in ADHD kids. From a very early age, our preschoolers will acquire the very important habit of channeling energy into positive, physical and intellectual pursuits while, at the same time, developing greater self control, focus, social awareness/interaction, coordination and fitness.
Show n Tell
Show-and-tell is important as a school learning activity. The oral language and thinking abilities that are developed during show-and-tell enhance success in reading. Formulating and presenting ideas during show-and-tell provide students with necessary practice to help build continuity of thought, sequencing of information, and clarification and extension of concepts--all of which are essential for success in reading. In addition to improving their communication skills and organizing their thoughts during show-and-tell activities, students learn how to put themselves at ease before an audience. Show-and-tell is one oral language activity which helps prepare students to meet the more complex and demanding tasks.
When children do role plays, they naturally become someone or something else. Role play stimulates their imagination and “enhanc(es) their social development, encourag(es) friendship through cooperation. Therefore, role play is a really vital activity for our children. Our children can learn many skills and attitudes during role play, and learn how to be co-operative (teamwork) and be empathetic with others. They can learn to express all their feelings. They also can learn about other cultures and improve their language and movement skills.
During role plays our children can experience school activities like literacy and numeracy. In the playing shop, our children can “encompass all the aspects of the curriculum”. Role play can help our children to make sense of their world.
Edu drama Stories
Dramatic play is defined by experts as a type of play where children assign and accept roles and act them out. For example, child who pretends to feed and rock a doll to sleep is engaging in dramatic play, or a child who pretends to fix a leaky faucet in the play kitchen is engaging in dramatic play. This is a time for a child to pretend to be someone or something else, and while pretending may just look like “playing”, it is integral to the developmental learning process.
Experts agree that dramatic play is an integral part of a well rounded preschool program as it is healthy for early childhood development. Through dramatic play, children learn a myriad of skills. In fact, the Association of Childhood Education International has stated that play is a natural part of childhood development that cannot be replaced by adult interaction. This means that even adult instruction cannot replace the valuable experience children gain through play, specifically dramatic play.