At Kindergarten Kiosk, we've been developing lessons since the mid 90s designed to teach children in ways that are fun, engaging, silly, messy, loud, cooperative, and exciting! We believe that the best way to teach is through grabbing hold of the natural curiosity of childhood to teach essential skills through movement, song, art, science, social studies, and play.
Learning happens when children are engaged. Through teaching thematically and integrating the skills that children need to acquire with subject matter that piques their interest, a child can become fully immersed in their learning.
We know that young children become excited about learning when teachers integrate hands on experiences in science, technology, and engineering with traditional subjects. Therefore, we believe that S.T.E.M. activities should be an everyday occurrence for every young child.
Using a child's imagination and teaching in ways that are playful can scaffold a child's learning and help him or her learn at a higher level. We try to tap into a child's natural inclination to play in every lesson we write.
We think that that learning occurs best when there is a strong home/school connection, therefore we do use homework... but not the usual dull homework that parents and children both dread. Instead, we send home monthly packets of games that encourage families to spend time together: talking to, learning from, and spending time with each other. That's the kind of homework that can really make a difference!