Play at Home
Preschool in Brewer, ME
Learning Through Play
Process art allows children to express themselves, solve problems, and develop fine motor skills. It also supports the development of self-control and self-regulation by allowing children to make choices, take risks, and feel successful. Literacy skills are also developed when children discuss what they made and how they did it.
Blocks & Manipulatives
Building and creating with open ended materials helps your child build critical thinking, comprehension of structures, and spatial reasoning skills. Your child also learns about working cooperatively with others as they plan and construct with their peers.
Music is a part of our daily routine at Play at Home Preschool! Through music your child will develop a larger vocabulary, strengthen social and emotional skills, build fine motor skills, improve working memory, and boost their math skills.
Outside play time is a great chance for your child to socialize, get exercise, and take risks. Unstructured play time is also important for children to develop executive functioning skills such as planning, problem solving, and prioritizing.
Pretend play isn't just fun, it also builds on language and cognitive skills by helping children make the connection between spoken and written language, build verbal skills, and teaching children to think outside the box.
Pretend play also helps children develop stronger socially/emotionally by learning how to express themselves, regulate emotions, work cooperatively with peers. It also gives children the chance to work through real life events such as dentist visits, family illness, or divorce, etc.