How your child learns through play
Kindy programs give your child plenty of opportunities to engage in group and individual activities. They can paint, play with building blocks, games and puzzles and also join in on storytelling and singing. They can spend time outdoors where they develop physical skills, observe the environment and join in on activities such as gardening and learning about recycling.
What will my child learn at kindy?
Your child will be guided in play that helps to develop their physical, social, intellectual, language and emotional abilities.
In kindy your child will learn to:
- use language to communicate ideas, feelings and needs
- make friends and learn how to work and play well with other children
- become independent and confident
- develop self-discipline
- be creative and express ideas and feelings through art, dance and drama
- identify, explore and solve problems
- use early literacy and numeracy concepts
- develop skills that will help with reading and writing.
How will kindy help prepare my child for school?
Although kindy is part time (generally a five-day fortnight) it prepares your child for full-time schooling in Prep in the following ways:
- they will learn to work well in groups
- they will become used to responding to routines
- they will learn to accept direction and support from adults other than their parents
- kindy will further develop skills in language, thinking and problem-solving.
Government-approved kindergarten programs in Queensland focus on learning through play.
The program engages children in make-believe, exploratory play using blocks, paint and technology, as well as physical play and games with rules.
- During play children learn to:
- make decisions for themselves
- test and solve problems
- develop thinking skills
- get along with others
- use language to communicate ideas and feelings
develop a positive view of themselves.