Just Right Learning CurriculumTM
Did you know that early learning starts at birth? If you didn't, you're not alone! Few parents realize that learning starts this early. So, how can you help build your baby's fundamental skills, skills that can ultimately lead to future success in life, school, and career?
Playful Bee's Just Right Learning CurriculumTM was developed based on the “Goldilocks" principle: young children learn best by exploring and experiencing the world in a way that's “just right" for their current abilities and natural interests. Modern research has shown that if you give a child a toy or activity that's too familiar and easy, he'll get bored. If you give a child something that's too challenging, beyond his current abilities, he'll get frustrated and give up. With Playful Bee, you will be able to engage your 0- to 3-year-old by offering Just Right information and activities that are tailored to your child's learning curve.
At Playful Bee, parents will also find curriculum and learning technology that was created using evidence-based research and theory, as well as widely accepted practices in the fields of Early Childhood Education, Psychology, and Cognitive Science.
Education and learning is not optimized by a “one-size fits all" approach. -- John Dewey
Observe your child closely as he plays and explores in order to help plan learning experiences based on his natural curiosity. This is important because each child's interests and past experiences form the basis for learning.
Young children learn through sensory experiences and opportunities that encourage purposeful work and the development of self-help skills and independence. -- Maria Montessori
Encourage your child to participate in activities that involve multiple senses, such as listening and dancing to music. Allow her to do meaningful activities by creating an environment and providing tools that will enable her to do things for herself.
Babies spend their first year learning to develop trust in themselves and in the world around them. For 1- to 3-year-olds, learning centers on acquiring a sense of independence and letting go of insecurities and doubt. -- Erik Erikson
Develop a strong connection with your baby and be aware of his needs. Encourage independence by giving your child simple choices and by setting clear, consistent, and reasonable limits in addition to giving him purposeful activities with that Just Right balance.
Young children's cognitive thinking is developed in stages. They learn best when they are actually doing the work themselves and creating their own understanding of their world, rather than learning from adult instruction. -- Jean Piaget
Help your baby explore her environment. In doing so, she will learn through her senses as well as examining objects in a hands-on way. When planning activities for your toddler, look for things to do that are flexible instead of having a fixed result. Ask a lot of questions during activities to help her think more about what she's doing, how she's doing it, and why.
Young children construct knowledge and develop self-control through peer and social interactions, pretend play, and guided, assistive learning within each individual child's developmental capacity. -- Lev Vygotsky
Encourage your toddler to interact with other children and adults. Give him lots of opportunity for pretend play, which will build knowledge, communications, and independence. Observe your child's learning abilities and interests, and choose activities that will help him master new skills.