Toddlers

PLAY GROUP

Age Group: 1 ½ - 2 ½ years

Play Group program is designed to help the child to switch from home to school.

At this age, the child depends on his/her sensory grasp of the immediate surroundings.This program is the base that understands the child. It builds on his/her skill sets and works towards crafting play and learning that will enhance his/her growth.

It assists the child in getting familiar to a structured, stimulating environment of learning and play. The toddler program is designed around weekly and monthly themes based on real sensory experiences that the child can identify, relate with and understand. The teachers take the child through a journey of singing, dancing, play and body movements; thereby inducing learning within the familiar environment of play.

The themes based teaching develop the child’s cognitive functions, grasping power, motor and social skills and builds his/her confidence and self-esteem. Extra-curricular activities such as sing-alongs, art and craft, plays and puppet shows, ensure that the child explores his/her creativity, too. We strongly believe in forming trusting bonds between toddlers and their teachers.

At Sha Manyu toddlers are engaged with activities which focus on your child’s primary areas of development such as:

Fine Motor Skills: Toddlers fine motor skills, which include finger and hand movement, need to be encouraged in order for them to progress.

Gross Motor Skills: We focus on the development of all gross motor skills of toddlers such as walking, running and kicking. Gross motor abilities share connections with other physical abilities.

Emotional Skills: At Sha Manyu toddler classes, we help them gain skills such as patience, cooperation, sharing etc., at an early stage. we assist toddlers in exploring their emotions, ranging from pleasure to annoyance.

Social Skills: Children are taught important social skills such as imitating and responding to words and actions; Identifying and being able to name familiar items; engaging in conversations with the help of pictures; following simple directions and asking questions and by introducing various toddler games.

Communication Skills: Our teachers have a deep understanding of how baby toddlers communicate. At Sha Manyu, children are taught to put their wants and needs into words. This is done through activities for toddlers, like singing, recitation of nursery rhymes, etc., so as to increase their vocabulary.

Resoning Skills: Teachers at Sha Manyu encourage toddlers to investigate their environment in order to develop skills such as thinking, learning and knowledge addition.

NURSERY

Age Group: 2 - 3 years

The Nursery curriculum at Sha Manyu is a planned learning programme which is designed to inspire your toddler to create, move and interact. Teachers conduct activities for kids which help them make discoveries by themselves.

Nursery children explore their surroundings and people around them. They acquaint themselves with materials with different grips, they identify a larger number of shapes and colours as well as letters and numbers, they learn about patterns and other creative designs, they are exposed to a higher level of creative movement and storytelling, and they enjoy a sense of independence through self-help tasks. Our curriculum is built around teacher and child initiated learning activities where both are active partners in the learning process.At this age, children are driven to learn and actively come to terms with the way the world operates. Sha Manyu opens their eyes to a world of learning, sharing and exploring through its nursery education. Our teaching approach engages young minds with a blend of music, art, storytelling and movement. This approach uses an explosion of language that allows them to interact more verbally, giving us a clearer insight into their perceptions. The Nursery programme at Sha Manyu provides the materials required to stimulate curiosity, exploration and creativity coupled with experiences and interactions to support constructive learning.

It includes pre-writing, pre-reading, pre-maths, science and social skills. These are taught in a natural and logical sequence; thereby encouraging the child to learn a step at a time.

Curriculum activities such as monthly thematic programs, specific weekly topics and daily learning, keep the child focused on academic learning through exploration. These also encourage self-initiatives, build curiosity and persistence in the child.

Extra-curricular activities include art and craft, dramatized plays, role plays, interpersonal and social interaction. These ensure that the child explores his/her creativity, relates learning to everyday life and builds confidence and self-esteem.

The Nursery program is crafted around the age appropriate needs and skill sets of the child. This encourages his/her overall development by offering a stimulating environment that combines learning and play.