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Learning Through Play: The Importance of Play at 4 Months (San Leandro)

Play is integral to a child’s development.

It is through play, that infants begin to move, communicate, socialize, and understand their surroundings, all of which are crucial for interaction.

In their early days, your child is starting to use their senses to navigate the world.

As a child grows, they learn to use their bodies to make discoveries.

Furthermore, by using their eyes, ears, nose, hands, and mouth as their tools children become capable communicators.

So, why exactly is play so important during the first year, and what can you do to keep things fun and interesting for your child?

The Power of Play: What Everyone Must Know About Learning Through Play

In order for children to be happy, healthy, and social individuals who enjoy learning, there are a number of important needs that must be met.

At our Kids Konnect preschools in Pacifica, San Mateo, Oakland and San Leandro, we are committed to providing children with an exciting play-based curriculum that creates a buzz and turns preschoolers into lifelong learners.

According to Becoming Brilliant: What Science Tells Us About Raising Successful Children, by Roberta Michnick Golinkoff and Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, children need six Cs to succeed: collaboration, communication, content, critical thinking, creative innovation and confidence.

These key skills encourage children to develop into well-adapted adults who lead enriching and fulfilling lives.

Why Preschool Gives Young Children the Best Start in Life (Part 1 of 2)

Sending your child to preschool has many benefits for their personal and educational development.

Whether it’s lessons in STEM subjects or social skills that come through making friends, preschool has positive lifelong effects on young children.

It’s no secret that the Bay Area economy seems to be thriving. But behind the scenes working families are struggling.

Did you know that according to a recent study, over the past four years, childcare costs in the Bay Area have increased by 40 percent?

Although the North California region is home to a higher than average percentage of educated residents, a diverse employer base and robust startups, not everything is as it seems.

Inadequate housing production is a huge concern for young families, as are the worsening traffic problems and resulting pollution.

Rising costs don’t seem to be dampening daycare demand however. A 2017 study found that only 23 percent of children of children in California who needed childcare had a place available.

Play-Based Learning: 5 Fun Ways Preschool Children Learn STEM (STEAM) Concepts

Learning through play is one of the most exciting and enjoyable experiences for preschool children.

That’s why, at Kids Konnect we offer your child our play-based curriculum filled with STEM (STEAM) focused activities to encourage your little one to develop and grow in a friendly and interesting environment.

But why do we focus so much on play? And how do STEM activities in early childhood prepare children for further education and later life?

Let’s discover 5 ways preschoolers learn about STEM subjects through play based learning and how these activities get your child ready for the world of work.

What is STEM Education? A Simple Guide for Parents

At Kids Konnect we believe your child deserves a high quality, well rounded and age appropriate curriculum.

That’s why play-based learning is at the core of everything we do at our Bay Area preschools.

What is a Play-Based Curriculum?

Did you know your preschooler learns valuable and applied skills from preschool activities?

Growing seeds, sorting toys, or playing with shapes can all introduce your child to basic principles of science and math.

Sound fun? Click here for some fun sensory based activities to try with your preschooler at home.

STEM and STEAM education are sure to be hot topics in 2019, but what do these terms really mean and how do they apply to your child’s future?

Let’s find out.