PLAY TO LEARN
PLAY . THINK . LEARN
The concept of ‘PLAY, THINK, LEARN’ is an important part of a child’s early development. Learning through playing is part of holistic education, an approach known to help your child to find out how to make sense of the world around them.
In fact, it’s a learning method that gives children a natural motivation to learn while nurturing their 5 brain abilities — the essence of English Eagle program.
However, many parents see playtime as a distraction to education – this is misconceived! It’s actually the key to learning.
Playing helps young children’s brains to develop and for their language and communication skills to mature.
Playtime in class is not “wasted” time. Games are perfect for practicing vocabulary and targeting grammar; thus increasing camaraderie through light competition, boosting energy levels, reducing stress, promoting problem-solving, and buying more focused lesson time later in the hour.
WHY PLAY TO LEARN?
Playtime has many benefits in stimulating children’s brain development! In fact, children will pay more attention to academic tasks when they are given frequent, brief opportunities for free play.
Through self-directed play that inspires experiential learning, your child can develop cognitive, social skills, as well as emotional maturity, which helps them to gain the self-confidence needed to make decisions and engage with new experiences.
Children are born to play. Therefore, it is their natural motivation and our teachers are trained to engage your children through the act of play. This is based on the philosophy that children are learning when they are playing. Play aids understanding and long-term memory learning that memorization is incapable of emulating.
For children, playing and learning are inseparable! Play gives children the chance to exercise their imagination and creativity, try out new vocabulary, learn valuable skills such as problem-solving, and develop emotional strength, which is key ingredients to healthy brain and social development.
In traditional schools or learning programmes, memorisation and logic reasoning skills are given the highest importance. The power to imagine is usually ignored! We teach through hands-on activities which focuses on the process of creating something new through creative thinking. Play-based learning allows children to explore, dsicover, negotiate, take risks, create meanng and solve problems.