Kids, Learning And You- KLAY Prep Schools and Day care, are a chain of high end preparatory schools catering to preschoolers. We provide world class day care facilities too. KLAY’s teaching and learning philosophy is based on Multiple Intelligence and experiential learning. Our school has adapted the theory of Multiple Intelligences into our curriculum to ensure that children learn the concepts in the best way suited to their ability.
At KLAY, we identify bodily/kinesthetic intelligent (also known as ‘body smart’) children through the following signs. Such children
Like to – move around, touch and talk, use body language
Are good at – physical activities (sports/ dance/acting), enjoys creating things with their hands (crafts) and activities that need excellent physical coordination
Learn best by – touching, moving, interacting with space, processing knowledge through bodily sensations, doing rather than hearing or seeing
KLAY utilizes the Block Centre, Role Play Centre, Outdoor, Music and Movement, etc. to cater to body smart/kinesthetically intelligent children while ensuring that the curriculum objectives are met.
Blocks Play and Learning
Most young children and kinesthetically intelligent children in particular, are fascinated by blocks irrespective of whether they have played with blocks before or not. KLAY challenges children to experiment with different patterns, by including vehicles, people as well as animals in their play area. Block centre activities at KLAY not only serve as an area to learn new things, but also as a reinforcement area or an area of pure discovery for children.
In addition to being a free play area that helps in the creative and socio-emotional development of the child, the block centre is used to incorporate the theme being taught. For example, for language learning, alphabet formations are taped on the floor and children are asked to place the blocks on the letters to learn the letter formations. For a Math theme, we encourage children to count the number of blocks that can be placed on letter or make a pattern with blocks on the letter, etc.
Role Play and Learning
Kinesthetically intelligent children like to learn by imagining and doing; one of the tools that help is pretending, exploring, discovering and learning by role play.
It helps nurture a child’s imagination; improves social skills and creativity. KLAY uses role play to help Kinesthetic children learn how the real world works by letting them act out the following:
- Real life experiences such as visiting a shop to buy things
- Every day scenarios at home such as cooking in the kitchen
- Imaginary situations such as visiting the underwater creatures, visiting the moon.
Outdoor Play and Learning
At KLAY the outdoor area is integrated in the learning process to ensure the kinesthetic children are learning while playing. For instance, to teach the concept of colours, children will be given an assortment of different coloured balls and asked to pick any specific colour ball to play with. To understand letter formations, body smart children will be asked to walk on or cycle on large letters drawn on the floor.
Music and Movement and Learning
Music and movement in the KLAY classroom is another important part of a child’s day. It helps develop self-esteem, gross motor skills, social skills, listening skills and ensure the concepts are integrated through music and movement. KLAY has developed its own set of theme related songs and actions which helps to integrate the curriculum and caters to the needs of not only the musical intelligence but also to the kinesthetic children.
To sum up
At KLAY, The curriculum is integrated well across different learning centres so that not only kinesthetic children, but children with any type of intelligence can explore, play, have fun and learn in the process.
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