Practical Life Activities provide a wide range of materials to help children refine their senses and increase the quality of information they perceive from the world around them, aiding their understanding and appreciation of it. Familiar tasks such as pouring, washing, ironing, buttoning, using tools and arranging flowers encourage independence, mindfulness, patience and a sense of responsibility and accomplishment in caring for their environment.
Sensorial Activities use a wide range of materials to help children refine their senses and become aware of the information conveyed by them. Children delight in exploring the physical properties of their environment, by touching, seeing, smelling, tasting and listening. Their senses help them order and classify impressions, encouraging imagination and creative self-expression.
Language Skills develop in a way that helps children cultivate confidence and creativity. Children continually experience the many ways in which language is used on the spoken level through adult led activities. As children learn the sounds and structure of language and begin writing and reading, they have these experiences of spoken language guiding their success, aiding their development as confident and successful speakers, writers and readers.
Math encourages children to discover mathematical relationships by working with concrete materials such as rods, cubes and geometric solids. Sorting, categorizing and sequencing these objects provide a means to understanding mathematical concepts, encouraging enthusiastic curiosity for the world of numbers.
Geography and Social Studies open doors to other places and cultures. Through song and dance, stories, art, food and investigating this earth we call home, children broaden their horizons and develop a sense of community with all people.
Nature Study brings about a sense of interconnectedness with the world and its many inhabitants. Our landscape is our outdoor classroom, and children explore its varied ecosystems outdoors and by bringing it into the classroom. From discovering butterflies in the field to learning about their lifecycle, learning about the world we live in encourages a sense of environmental stewardship. Our natural playground, vegetable gardens and flowerbeds allow for lots of active exploration.
Art, Music, Imaginative Play and Food Preparation are all part of daily life at Frog Song, offering education for the heart and mind. These activities allow children to connect with their thoughts and feelings, and provide a means for self-expression. Through the creative process, a child develops confidence and a sense of accomplishment. Collaborating with classmates fosters social skills, respect for others and a vibrant sense of community.