Encourages learning skills and child development as kids engage in pretend-play.
Pretend Play brings many benefits to children, such as:
Encourages imagination and creativity
Supports Social and Emotional development
Improves their communication skills and expands their language
Develops thinking, learning, and problem-solving abilities
It enhances their physical development
Involves their senses and engages them in self-initiated, hands-on exploration of the world around them.
Children who play outdoors improve their motor skills, body mass index, overall health and muscle strength. Spending active time outdoors as a kid is also important for life-long health. Children that are active in their early years generally continue to be more active as they age.
The outdoors is the perfect place to learn through movement and improve or enhance other areas of learning such as:
Creative Curriculum Approach
Learning Through Play
A creative curriculum is one in which students learn through creative and active teaching strategies. It focuses on big ideas, interesting projects, and individual students' passions and needs.
This type of curriculum addresses four areas of development:
& Library Day
We want our children to explore and get to know their community.
Once a week, if weather permits, we walk across the neighborhood, we may stop at Yellowmart and the panaderia, or straight to the Riverside County Library at the Indio City Hall.
We listen to preschool story time and make a craft before heading back to our preschool center for lunch and nap time.
We work on different areas of development such as physical, cognitive, language, socio-emotional, science, and social studies, all in one trip to the library!