Creative writing not only allows kids to express their feelings, it helps them clarify their own ideas and beliefs, and discover what they know or think about a topic. Young children are naturally creative and curious; however, studies show that creativity in children can decline as early as age five. Helping your kids discover a love for creative writing can help them exercise their creativity well beyond their childhood and develop a lifelong passion for writing.
Art is important for children especially during their early development. Research shows that art activities develop brain capacity in early childhood. Art engages children’s senses in open-ended play and develops cognitive, social-emotional and multi-sensory skills. As children progress into elementary school and beyond, art continues to provide opportunities for brain development, mastery, self esteem and creativity.
Children who regularly play outdoors tend to be fitter and leaner, develop stronger immune systems, play more creatively, have more active imaginations, report lower stress levels, and demonstrate greater respect for themselves and others.
Meal times at Education Nation Learning Academy are about more than developing healthy eating habits; they are also about developing social skills, interacting with others and developing good table manners. Research shows that well-nourished children are healthier, more attentive, and have better mental performance than children who are under-nourished. Findings also indicate children receiving prepared healthier meals outperform children who bring food from home. Education Nation Learning facilities implement “best practices” to ensure children have access to a variety of nutritious foods for healthy growth and to reduce obesity risk.
Field Trips and Excursions are important part of the learning process. Children’s curiosity and interest can be stimulates and questions better answered when they interact meaningfully with people, ,materials, equipment, and environments in their local neighborhood and community.
The children in the classroom have a variety of strengths and come from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The class has a community feeling throughout the school year. Most children do not know one another prior to entering the group, teachers encourage relationships between them. Teachers’ classroom setting supports peer interactions such as talking, playing, and enjoying being together, especially during center time.
Music in early childhood is no different to any other area – children learn best through active hands-on play, whether that is self-directed play or guided play.
Playing and learning music has other important benefits:
-Enhances fine and gross motor skill acquisition.
– Increases pattern recognition and spatial awareness.
– Enhances social and emotional development.
– Music is a form of communication
– It gives children another way to communicate moods, emotions and ideas.
– Children who learn music tend to improve in subjects such as maths, science and English.