Kindergarten, Something for Everyone!

In Blog by Julie Benneyworth

Kindergarten is a magical time for a magical age.  But just because we have ‘grown up’, doesn’t mean we can revel in the enjoyment of that formative time in our education, there is something for everyone in the Kindergarten room!

Arts and crafts – 
Music and drama – 
Reading, writing, and arithmetic? – , , and !

But these days Kindergarten is soooo much more.  Kindergarten also means hands-on learning, project-based learning, learning indoors and outdoors, learning second languages, and importantly, social-emotional learning.

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They are all important, but I love this article “Your child’s social skills in kindergarten are more important than their academics.”  It brings it back to the basics, but really, all of the above lends to the growth of social-emotional learning: working together, asking questions, and developing their ‘21st Century Learning Skills’, the 4 C’s, communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity.

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Watch Ms Smith, her passion and creativity exuding, as she explains the importance of the role of Project-based learning in her Kindergarten class.  Cross-curricular meaningful experiences lead the way for growth and development at all ages, and it all starts in Kindergarten!