At Woodlands Tree House Preschool we believe in the development of a child as a whole. For this reason, our program includes enrichment activities that will support and enhance our curriculum. Music and movement, Spanish, library and computers will be part of every child's experiences at WTHP.
Music and Movement
Music and Movement are inside each child from birth. Children love to explore music through body movement, singing, playing instruments and dancing. Woodlands Tree House Preschool recognizes not only the joy children experience through music but also all the benefits music and movement bring to them. In addition to enhancing the curriculum that the classroom teachers are already using, our music program will help children learn music in ways that engage and delight them throughout the day.
Music and movement activities:
The library is a very special place at school -a place to teach children a love and appreciation for books and literature. A place where children will gain knowledge about things that interest them or simply enjoy stories. Through books, children travel through time and space learning about other countries, cultures, amazing animals and much more.
Children at WTHP will visit the library at least once a week and beginning with the three year olds, students will have the opportunity to check out library books to take home.
Storytime, reading and literature are also incorporated into their daily schedule. Books are meant for reading and there are many pre-reading concepts that children learn through their exposure to books that will help them become successful readers such as: stories are read from left to right and from top to bottom; sequencing; letter recognition; language patterns and development; new concepts and vocabulary; etc.
Learning a second (third) language has shown to be extremely important in today's multi-cultural society. It not only enables children to better communicate but research has shown that children who learn a 2nd language at an early age will develop stronger language skills in English as well as improve their overall performance in other academic areas. Children at Woodlands Tree House Preschool are introduced to Spanish from the very beginning through an outstanding program.
Risas y Sonrisas is an extraordinary language program - creatively designed to be entertaining and rich in content. Kids are quickly immersed in Spanish and having a ball. Short of a trip abroad I can't imagine a better learning experience. Risas y Sonrisas uses a multi-media approach to teach and reinforce essential Spanish language skills in a way that is effective, versatile, and fun!
The computer center is located in the Library and is comprised of state-of-the-art computers and software used to support and enhance our curriculum through educational programs. Besides learning how to use the equipment and prepare children for future computer use, there are lots of different educational games that will:
- Teach spatial and logical skills
- Increase language and literacy skills
- Increase self-esteem and self-confidence
- Boost problem-solving skills
- Stimulate language comprehension
- Improve long-term memory and manual dexterity