|Each child is brain and learning experience
||Explained in Multiple Intelligence
|The brain uses patterns
to organise information.
||Please see section on Theme Based
|The brain is designed to benefit from
good teaching and experiences.
||At Kangaroo Kids Preschool, we provide
a rich stimulating environment that helps the brain make connections.
Child-friendly colours (not over bright, jarring ones), textures, children's
displays, teaching architecture, a variety of spaces, teaching aids, active/passive
learning, personalized spaces etc.
Providing care and security by bonding with children and taking care of
|The brain needs to be properly hydrated
to be alert.
||We allow children to drink water
whenever they ask for it.
muscle exercise stimulates brain growth.
||We provide finger play activities
every day, besides water play activities that exercise the small muscles,
such as using eyedroppers and sponges to transfer water. We conduct clapping
and dancing activities for creative movement, like Open, Shut Them
and If You're Happy and You Know It
lateral movements keep both sides of the brain working.
||We conduct exercises that require
cross lateral movements, such as twisting at the waist with arms stretched
to the side, bending at the waist to touch left hand to right toe and right
hand to left toe. Children sing songs like Hot Cross Buns accompanied
by hand movements that cross the midline of the body. We have dancing to
music with streamers and scarves.
||We rotate toys and equipment at the
Activity Centres. Gymbo the Clown comes to class to introduce concepts.
|Reward or praise can negatively
||We encourage teachers to use feedback
instead of praise. For example, instead of saying "That's a great painting",
the teacher says, "The brown and yellow colours you used for the trees helps
to give a wintry look to your painting." Similarly, we use encouragement
instead of praise. For example, "I can tell you have put a lot of effort
into your drawing."