Reflection: I often hear, "Children only play at preschool, but I don't see that they bring home any homework or writing from school"-this is a very common comment from parents.
I am an experienced Early Childhood Educator and preschool teacher- yes we do teach children in a fun way, but this is how they learn best.We want to provide the environment where they can have fun, interact with each other,make friends and encourage them to be creative with all the open ended materials. Children learn best from hands-on fun activities. They do not learn well from worksheets and homework at this age.
The above pictures show some of our last two weeks actively. As we have a few new children with our older children -it helped for both groups -some of them were learning about basic shapes and colours. On the other hand, others were creative and thoughtful while they were making something.
It was very interesting to observe them making stories with all the colorful shapes. They are still interested, so we are continuing with this activity-Mashaallah!