Preschool children between the age of 3-5 year old are inquisitive and alive to the possibilities of learning, are the most important for developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills. In the past, learning was done by a book, a blackboard, and some chalk.
Today, the world is a faster more dynamic place with ever-changing advances in technology and the way we see the world. The interactive nature of physically touching a screen that responds to that touch, both visually and through sound, is a step forward that opens many doors.
Ipads have many benefits for preschool children:
- Children are introduced to words, sentences and sounds with other languages than English.
- Have opportunities to recognise the sounds and concepts of the language
- Gain language experiences and practice appropriate for their age
- Gain ICT skills through using the tablet device.
- Increased confidence in incorporating language learning and digital technology into our daily routine
- Family and community members to share their cultures at the preschool.
LEGO Robotics and programming is developed to engage and motivate our pre-school students’ interest in learning science and engineering related subjects. This is done through the use of motorised LEGO models and simple programming.
LEGO Robotic and Programming supports a hands-on, “minds-on” learning solution that gives students the confidence to ask questions, and the tools to find answers and solve real-life problems.
Students learn by asking questions and solving problems. This material does not tell students everything they need to know. Instead, it makes them question what they know and explore what they do not yet understand.
The LEGO Education solution combines LEGO bricks with the requirements of the Australian Curriculum:
Science. The projects are designed to develop students’ science practices. Throughout the term they will be introduced to three innovative ways to use the bricks in their classroom:
- Model reality.
- Conduct investigations.
- Use design skills alongside the development of science practices.