Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Learning the Letter "S"...

How do you teach the letters of the alphabets to your child? Sing the "Alphabet" song? Get them to trace dotted letters?

We at Star Learners approach the learning of letters in totally new and creative ways to ensure our children are engaged and having fun!

In teaching the letter "S", we used tactile materials like sandpaper letter for the children to feel the "contours" of the letter and also got them to "write" on sand to form the letter "S".

How does that sound for your weekend activity with your child?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

How does buoyancy work? Ask me!

Buoyancy is a huge and daunting word for children. In order to "decode" the mystery, we conducted a simple experiment using a leaf, some stones, a metal spoon, a disposable plastic spoon and a mandarin orange to teach our children the concept of "float and sink".

See what we found out!