Our Purple Class is the level after Toddlers and where the development of the five senses really begins. The children are all potty trained and are ready to dedicate their time and energies to classwork. Here the curriculum changes from play-based to the more familiar classroom experience.
Here too is where the love between a child and his environment develops. His curiosity is exploding and we harness that. He is eager to work with the materials put in front of him and that, coupled with the blank canvas that is the young mind, works in tandem to educate.
The child is encouraged to go at his own pace, make mistakes and correct them himself. In doing so, the child feels empowered and only helps him to want to use more of the materials and develop faster.
This is an exciting time for the children as they are in that age of life where they are not quite toddlers anymore and they are discovering the world and their place in it. A child has a limitless potential and a powerful mind. Better that we challenge that potential than let it go to waste.
In this area, exercises are designed to help the child develop his/her skills in health and hygiene, coordination movement, self confidence and discipline. The children are exposed to such activities as:
The Sensorial material allows the child to understand his environment through his senses. Each piece of material has one isolating quality such as color, weight, size, shape, texture, sound and smell. The exercises include:
The child is introduced to Math through the use of concrete to abstract. The following are the exercises in which the child learns the quantities and matching abstract symbols:
Many activities are designed to proceed naturally towards the development of skills for reading and writing. The child first learns the phonetic sounds of the letters which leads to building short phonetic words. The following exercises are included in language:
The children are introduced to cultural subjects which includes history, science, music and arts.