Learning Through Play - School in Petaling Jaya

30/05/2017

Children seem to learn faster and retain more information when they learn through play, or in other words, are interested in the information at hand.  In fact, if you take a topic a student doesn’t like, and make it interesting, they will retain more information than simply data-dumping and repetition of the lesson. In an article by parentingscience.com, they relate this study:

In 1964, Marion Diamond and her colleagues published an exciting paper about brain growth in rats. The neuroscientists had conducted a landmark experiment, raising some rats in boring, solitary confinement and others in exciting, toy-filled colonies.

When researchers examined the rats’ brains, they discovered that the “enriched” rats had thicker cerebral cortices than did the “impoverished” rats (Diamond et al 1964).

Subsequent research confirmed the results—rats raised stimulating environments had bigger brains.

They were smarter, too–able to find their way through mazes more quickly (Greenough and Black 1992).  – See more at: http://www.parentingscience.com/benefits-of-play.html#sthash.UvhAUzz0.dpuf

 

That being said, encouraging play and exposing your children to school environments where play is the focal point of their education is a great way to give your child a head-start on their development.  If children find something interesting, it won’t take much to get them to do whatever it is you want them to do – and education is the same!  But how is it that children learn more through play?  Why is it so much more beneficial for them to play instead of sitting down, holding still and memorizing letters, words and numbers?

Learn Through Play School in Petaling Jaya

1)     It is fun…and what is fun is interesting and holds one’s attention;

2)     It involves a child’s whole-brain… not just the left or right side;

3)     If it is a good school in Petaling Jaya, they will have a positive perspective on school and will be more open to continuing their education.

There is something magical that happens when your child is given time every hour or so to play unrestricted and not under the duress of a teacher who is trying to get them to learn something.  These little breaks support your child in having a better attention span when class resumes, in developing their social-emotional skills and in creative problem-solving.  In short, giving your child 10-20 minute breaks every 50 minutes or so does wonders for their brain development!

Little Human Scholars Learn Through Play School In Petaling Jaya

Little Human Scholar playschool and preschool is a fantastic kindergarten located in PJ near University Hospital, Jaya One, Jaya33, PJ Old Town and PJ New Town that focuses on play-centered learning.  In fact, should you walk into the school with your child, many parents will find that the teachers are merely “big kids” and get down on the ground and play with your children as if they were their own!

This is one of the things that I personally loved about the school:  aside from play-based learning, the teachers genuinely care, play and engage their students.  On top of that, the class sizes are relatively small.  There are usually no more than seven (7) or eight (8) children per adult (and if you walk into the nursery there are not more than three babies per adult).  They also have an ample supply of teacher’s aides and nannies that are always available to lend a helping hand.

If that isn’t enough, the school itself boasts CCTV coverage that is accessible to the parents via a free phone app.  If at any time you are at work or at home and you want to check in on your little ones, all you have to do is check your phone!  You can see exactly what your child is learning and doing anytime they are at school (save for bathroom breaks).  It is a great way to keep tabs on your child and their development!

If you would like to enrol your child for a free week trial, all you have to do is email enquiry@littlehumanscholars.com.my or call (017) 7303 027 and a staff member of Little Human Scholars kindergarten in PJ will happily walk you through the process.

Little Human Scholars school in Petaling Jaya is located near University hospital, Jaya One, Jaya33, IT Mall, PJ Old Town, PJ New Town, and near Jalan Gasing.  Not only is it conveniently located in the heart of Petaling Jaya, but they are constantly expanding due to the success of the school.

Have a great day!

Jana Moreno

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