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COVID-19 Safety at Kids Konnect

As our families will be aware, there are a number of additional COVID-19 safety procedures in effect at all Kids Konnect schools for the safety of our children, staff and their carers.

What is a play-based curriculum? [video and blog]

With an abundance of preschool teaching philosophies out there, you'll probably be left confused on what's the best choice for your child. In reality it comes down to a number of things in addition to the curriculum including cost, convenience, community, and location. 

It would be wrong for me to say that play-based sits at the top of preschool curriculum leader board because every child is different. However, one thing is for sure, kids are kids! They're meant to have fun in the early years but that doesn't mean they can't pick up skills and knowledge at the same time.

We've spoken to Kids Konnect teachers across the Bay Area and have come up with these three awesome benefits as well as quick video interview:

3 Activites to Keep Kids Entertained at Home

Staying home with the kids can be challenging, exhausting, daunting… but also fun and rewarding!

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.