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3 Activites to Keep Kids Entertained at Home

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

Critical Thinking Skills for Preschoolers: 4 Fun Activities to Try at Home

For preschoolers, critical thinking involves the ability to think clearly and rationally in order to understand logical connections between ideas.

To engage in reflection and independent thought, children must be encouraged to become active learners rather than passive recipients of information.

Furthermore, rigorously questioning ideas and assumptions is all about determining whether arguments and findings represent the entirety of the facts of a situation.

While intuition and instinct can take preschoolers so far, it is critical thinking skills that allow children to identify, analyse and solve problems systematically.

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.

9 Quick and Easy STEAM Play Date Ideas for Preschoolers

 

Play dates are a great way for your preschooler to learn and bond with other children.

By incorporating activities that introduce basic elements of science, technology, engineering, art and math, your child can begin to develop valuable skills and abilities that can boost their understanding of critical thinking, literacy, and innovative potential.

Effective STEAM activities can generate a buzz, and encourage children to take an interest in the world around them as well as their preschool lessons.

Tell Me More About STEAM

However, not all parents understand how to set up engaging STEAM activities that children enjoy.

Let’s discover 9 quick and easy STEAM play date ideas that can give your child a fun and educational boost.

3 Magnificent Reasons Why Math is So Important to STEM (STEAM) Education in Preschools

 

From a young age, numeracy skills become part of the day-to-day life of your preschool child.

Children are naturally curious about the world around them and so – where math is concerned - the early years are all about counting out loud, identifying shapes and sorting objects into categories.

Consequently, numeracy skills also play a large role in education at various ages and abilities

Math is the final letter in the STEM (STEAM) acronym and therefore for the next generation of mathematicians, it’s important that math lessons at preschool are stimulating, enjoyable and memorable.

Tell Me More About STEAM

At Kids Konnect preschools, we offer children an exciting play-based curriculum, full of activities created with STEM (STEAM) subjects in mind.

Moreover, we believe in introducing children to STEM (STEAM) subjects as soon as they are ready and see preschool education as a chance to develop useful skills and abilities in math that are crucial to later success.

In this blog we’ll be discovering 3 reasons why we believe math is so important to preschool education.