Learning centers facilitate active learning by children. At ES we may switch around our learning centers as part of our curriculum and it will correlate to skills we are working on.
Why Use Learning Centers?
It allows children to make choices by themselves. Learning centers allow children to learn theory, but at the same time children learn a real experience.
- Children will develop their social skills by interacting with others and starting conversations.
- The centers provide a lot diversity and flexibility in materials and learning activity.
- Centers encourage children to learn in their ways, not adults’.
- Children learn to be independent, make decisions, and how to solve problems.
- Most of all centers allow children to be more creative and able to explore.
And you know? They will teach each other!
An attractive space with soft furniture, beautiful picture books, and writing materials can be an oasis in the classroom-a place to get away from more active interest areas and relax. In the Library Area children develop the motivation and skills necessary to read and write. …
Blocks, especially hardwood unit blocks, are standard equipment in a Creative Curriculum classroom. Wooden blocks naturally appeal to young children because they feel good to the touch, are symmetrical, and invite open-ended explorations. …
Outdoor play is essential for children’s health and well being. The sense of peace and pleasure children experience when they take in fresh air, feel the warmth of the sun on their backs, and watch a butterfly land gently on a flower is immeasurable. …
In the Dramatic Play Area, children break through the restrictions of reality. They pretend to be someone or something different from themselves and make up situations and actions that go along with the role they choose. …
Cooking is fun. It’s also a natural laboratory for helping children to develop and learn. When children participate in cooking activities, they learn how food is prepared and how it contributes to their health and well-being. …