Yup, like nearly everyone else, the school has its own blog. But we hope to get to the heart of parents, in other words - YOU. These include informative articles about the following subjects that are at the center of the school's philosophy:
The relationship between the family, school and our wider society in general.
World trends in pre-school education.
Your concerns about the healthy development of your child.
Teachers and educators worldwide have long been worried about the problem of how to transform schools and how to bring up children so as to make them harmoniously developed beings. The idea of all-round education has now become a common currency. It refers to development of a child under the influence of every type of teaching and learning with the goal to incorporate in a person traits desirable both from the social and individual viewpoint. All-round developed children are expected to embody such features as cognitive abilities, artistic talents, motivation, and emotional balance.
In this pursue, more and more preschools appear to cater to the educational needs of toddlers. They offer modern facilities and enhanced learning environment, as well as adopt creative approaches to education. Such methodologies assist in strengthening learning abilities, observation, reasoning, exploring innate potential in children, and developing skills of self-expression. Montessori and Reggio Emilia philosophies are among these innovative educational methods. Read more
Do you often observe your kid rather stand aside and watch other kids running about the playground instead of joining them? Does your little one prefer to spend time alone looking through books or coloring? Does your child tend to draw his or her shoulders in or look at the ground not making eye contact when spoken to?
All these behavioral patterns might signal that your child is an introvert. It means that, while other kids are likely to be very vibrant, your little boy or girl is much more cautious, hesitant and reserved. But this shouldn’t discourage you, because such behavior is mentally and emotionally healthy. Read more
For every child, the learning pathway begins within the family. Kids learn from what they see, feel and hear around them as well as from the way parents talk to their little ones. On the one hand, parents enjoy guiding kids, giving them instructions and warnings, when they might potentially get hurt physically or emotionally. On the other hand, they face hard time talking to their little ones, when feelings are concerned.
Good communication is an essential skill that goes far beyond mere words. It matters not only what parents say, but the way how they say it. “My kids don’t do what I say. Why is getting along with them so hard?” – parents complain and get annoyed at every little thing. The case is that they communicate without even realizing how their kids actually receive the message.
Children perceive everything parents say with both eyes and ears open. Smiles, looks, actions and even silence have a meaning. The way parents speak to children is showing how they want their kids speak back to them. Therefore, it is a crucial task for parents to communicate with words and feeling that are meaningful and actionable, but not painful and insolent. Read more
There has already been much talk about children’s innate talents to learn in their own ways. Yet, let us point this out again – human beings are born curious, and the ability to learn has been given to us by mother nature. Have you noticed the zeal in kids’ eyes, when they get to know how things work, connect and interrelate with each other? They absorbedly grasp the why and how of everything that surrounds them. Early on, when kids gain just a little bit control over reality, they start exploring their bodies and capabilities. At that moment, they don’t think they actually learn, but that’s exactly what kids do every time they interact with the world.
As children pass from carefree infancy to meaningful childhood, they come through a set of developmental stages that are crucial for their personal becoming. Throughout these challenging and strenuous years, there are parents who are children’s best learning models. They are one and only people who love unconventionally, care selflessly and spend their lives to build their children’s ones. Being first and lifelong educators, parents introduce children to challenges and experiences that encourage them to develop on their own and learn from interaction with the environment.
The desire to own and have the right of sole possession is ingrained in young children. It can be frustrating – yet it is a vital stage of children’s development process. Until kids are about two and three years old, they believe that everything centers around them. “It’s mine!” your little ones cry out, as they see someone picks their favorite toy, and take their stuff away from playmates. This is a normal thing. Kids are prone to act selfishly to learn the sense of ownership, which finally leads to the realization of sharing.
Early development revolves around changes that children go through in relation to being physically sound, emotionally healthy, intellectually savvy and socially adept. The first years of life are a critical stage of kids’ step by step building-up in various developmental aspects. The early experiences children have are formative and have direct effect on their rounded growth as well as on a person they become as they get older.
Some parents want to educate kids on their own in a family setting, where they can be around their children all day long and determine the schooling schedule. However, the majority of forward-looking moms and dads opt for a homey preschool environment as a more well-fitted and meaningful place for their little ones to grow and wise up. Sending a child to a preschool is not the last resort for hard-working parents, rather a well-thought out decision they take to help kids develop naturally and comprehensively. Read more
When we consider essential skills that kids need to succeed on their academic pathway, we mainly think of basic attains: speaking, reading, writing, counting and so on. Many parents believe that creativity is an intrinsic ability of certain people with unusual talents. In fact, this is not the case – creativity have nothing to do with artistic or musical talents. It is a way of thinking and expressing ourselves. It is about discovering and inventing new things, which motivates us to be imaginative and inventive.
Kids are inborn innovators with vivid imagination and a unique manner of self-expression. From a very early age, children exercise the capacity to challenge, question and discover. In pursuit of new ideas, they keep their minds and hearts open, experiment with ideas and build connections. Kids have the ability see things in a new perspective, catch a problem that nobody can think it even exists and arrive at an unusual, yet effective decision to solve it. Read more
Studying a foreign language is an invaluable experience at any age, but young children have the most to benefit from this challenging, yet inspiring opportunity. The ability to grasp a language without conscious learning is granted to children from birth. They intuitively take a language as an opportunity to look around, explore and get entertained. They have innate potential to pick up a foreign language by imitating sounds and absorbing structures and rules naturally, as they acquire their mother tongue.
The first three years of life are a crucial milestone for kids that can shape every year thereafter. It is a period of intensive growth and rapid developmental changes, which require deliberate and purposeful attention from parents and caregivers to children’s physical and emotional needs and sensitivities. Getting insights into children’s development is a prerequisite for building a solid foundation for their later learning.