In each level, it is Nursery Schools Durban’s goal to form the children’s attitudes toward school and to see themselves as learners. Every child’s development is unique and complex. Children develop through a generally predictable sequence of steps and milestones and are greatly influenced by factors in their environment and the experiences they have.
Programmes Nursery Schools Durban Offers:
Toddler Class/Play Group
The goal of these classes at Nursery Schools Durban is to develop your child’s social and emotional skills as they become more interested in other children and adults. Children in this age group enthusiastically use their five senses to actively explore the world around them. Through constant conversation, singing, and reading of books, their language skills also develop. They are able to understand common phrases and simple directions used in routine situations. They learn to solve problems with the “trial and error” method, as they practice an activity many times to master it.
Their interest in art is focused on the sensory exploration of art materials, such as paint and clay. Physical skills are developed through active games and music, where they can respond with their whole bodies to rhythm, beat and melody.
Three-year-olds enjoy using their senses and motor skills to explore the world, and are highly curious about unfamiliar objects, events and phenomena. Their curiosity is encouraged through activities that prompt many “why,” “what” and “how” questions.
Through large group activities we offer at Nursery Schools Durban, children begin to initiate conversations as they talk about areas of interest and relate personal experiences to others. They are also able to listen to and understand conversations, stories, songs and poems. As they go through each day, they develop more independence, and begin to have real friendships with other children.
At this age, Nursery Schools Durban lays the groundwork for reading and writing by teaching them letter sounds, having books read to them, and letting them independently look through familiar books and recognize high-frequency used words. Their math skills are developed as they put together puzzles, classify and sort objects, identify and describe objects, count and recognize numbers, and understand the concept of addition and subtraction.
Four-year-olds have the ability to persist in completing something that is a bit difficult and can think more creatively and methodically when solving problems. To strengthen this capability, Nursery Schools Durban constantly provides them with new experiences that will encourage them to be more self-reliant and independent decision-makers.
Their skills in Language Arts are further enhanced by teaching them how to write more legibly, read 3- to 4- letter words, and comprehend stories. Their capacity for learning math concepts is increased as they count up to 100, recognize numbers up to 50, and add and subtract numbers.
Emotionally, the Little Discoverers are encouraged in their social interactions with peers, such as by smoothly joining in a group play situation, being sympathetic to others, or suggesting ways to resolve conflicts.