Science activities in preschool

Science activities in kindergarten help teachers to teach difficult subjects in a fun way for kids of all ages. Young children are naturally curious, creative risk-takers. We can nurture their natural instincts to question, build, and solve problems by offering them playful challenges. This type of activities stimulate curiosity and teach science concepts in a…

Circle Time- special time for our kids

In Pick Me Academy, Circle Time is a very important activity, that refers to any time that a group of people are sitting together for an activity involving everyone. We use it because it… * Is a special time *Provides a time for listening, develops attention span, promotes oral communication and learning new concepts and skills….

Sensory play isn’t all about touch

Sensory play includes any activity that stimulates young chilren’s senses: touch, smell, taste, movement, balance, sight and hearing. From the very first day they are born, children are designed to explore the world via their senses. That’s why babies and toddlers touch everything and put it in their mouths. It’s why kids make funny noises…

Working on centers in Pick Me Academy preschool

Centers are activities located in specific areas around the classroom. Often, each specific area is also referred to as a center. The time period on the classroom schedule for these activities is also often called centers. In Pick Me Academy, children work in small groups during center time, and they can also work independently. Depending on…

Make your own Slime- a fun sensory experience

Making slime is such an interesting creative activity for kids. It’s also a great method to develop the motor skills, playing with slime strengthens fine motor muscles, but in the same time is a really relaxing and calming sensory activity. It’s also a great oportunity for developing the language, because while they are exploring the…

Summer school fun at Pick Me Academy

At Pick Me Academy, summer always represents a great opportunity of having fun and being creative. Our children love doing funny activities outdoor. Three times a week we have Water Fun and they can play in the pools that we have in our school playground. Kids could play with water guns for hours, they  also…

The importance of an EAL program in a British school

  It is well known that sending your child to a British school can be rather challenging for both parents and students if the students are not English speakers. They can encounter all sorts of barriers, from the difficulty of not being able to express thoughts to the lack of interaction with peers, because of…

Reducerea anxietății la intrarea în grădiniță

Pentru mulți dintre copii, primele zile de grădiniță pot reprezenta un moment dificil. La Pick Me Academy, considerăm că este esențial să existe o bună colaborare între grădiniță- părinți- cadre didactice pentru a face acomodarea mai ușoară și primele momente petrecute în grădiniță cât mai plăcute. În acest sens, părinții trebuie să aibă încredere în…

Creating bird feeders with the kids

La Pick Me Academy, ne place să implicăm copiii în diferite proiecte. Cei mici adoră activitățile de tip Arts & Craft, în special cele care au și o utilitate finală. Unul dintre proiectele foarte îndrăgite de către copilașii noștri a fost cel în care au construit căsuțe cu hrană pentru păsări.  Cei mici au creat…