We, at Maktab believe that children are born with natural impulses to explore and play-based learning allows children to learn naturally. They understand their world best through hands-on, sensory-based experiences that allow them to actively participate, get messy, and make meaning of both the familiar and the new. Group play leads to social interactions, providing opportunities to build social-emotional competence.
Children who play together talk, negotiate, turn-take, explain, compromise, practice self-control, and experience shared joy, frustration, and wonder. When conflict arises, children’s play can lead to expressing emotions, problem-solving, flexibility, and higher-level thinking. We think that these experiences help young children grow into older children and adults who have open-minded, nuanced views of the world.
Through play, students learn all of the academic skills they will need to begin Nursery and kindergarten. This includes recognizing letters, number concepts, how to write their names, telling stories, singing songs, enjoying music, solving puzzles and more.