Early Literacy & Numeracy
Early Literacy .
Language is based on phonetic awareness. Children work through specific hands-on and tactile language materials such as the sandpaper letters to the moveable alphabet. Language is not an isolated topic but runs through the curriculum. The spoken language is the foundation for writing and then reading.
Sequencing puzzles (moving left to right), rhyme, storytelling, language development...moving from concrete to abstract, sandpaper letters and moveable alphabet.
Mathematics is developed with the use of concrete learning materials. The sensorial area is the preparation for mathematics. Hands-on materials are used such as number rods, sandpaper numbers, number boards, spindle box, number tiles, beads, and games.
Each exercise builds upon another and the child gradually moves to from concrete to abstract areas such as place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and fractions. Number recognition and values - Number rods, spindle box, golden beads etc.