The educational programme is adapted to the age of the children, that of a very young kindergarten section, to enable them to progress throughout the year. They acquire a body of knowledge that will be very useful for a successful entry into kindergarten the following year.
Between the ages of two and three, this is the age of the language explosion. The two-year-old only speaks a few dozen words at most. A year later, he knows a few hundred of them and structures simple sentences.
A learning process that the “Au Pays des Sakuras” activities help to develop, in the form of games and rituals: recognising oneself in a photo, answering the call, learning nursery rhymes and songs, being attentive to and understanding simple instructions, expressing a need using a simple sentence, recognising and naming one’s little friends, the teaching staff, the different places in the classroom, etc. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
Children also become familiar with the written language: differentiating between writing and drawing, recognising their first name, listening to stories read, handling albums.
Graphic activities complete this learning process: holding a pencil, brush or other tool correctly, taking an interest in the trace it leaves on a surface, tracing simple shapes (sun, grid)… This is already a first step towards writing!
Leaving home to join a group… an adventure that brings tears at first! But sorrows rarely last long.
“Au Pays des Sakuras”, children learn to respect the rules of life: being polite, waiting their turn, sharing, tidying up… They also learn to be autonomous: washing their hands, putting on their slippers…
– Quantities and numbers: estimate quantities (many/not many), count to 10 or more. Shapes and sizes: achieve increasingly advanced embeddings, classify objects.
– Time structuring: identify the repetition of key moments in the morning spent in class, using a timeline with photos.
– Structuring of space: finding one’s way around the classroom, memorising the function of different places, following a route in the right direction, doing small puzzles, putting objects in their place.
– Explore the 5 senses: hearing, taste, smell, sight and touch… through cooking, modelling and listening workshops, use different tools to act on the material.
– Explore the field of living things: distinguish between living things (animals, plants) and non-living things (minerals).
Learn to channel one’s energy and control it to live harmoniously in society:
– Perform an action that can be measured: running, jumping, throwing.
– Adapt their movement to different types of environment: challenge their balance in a variety of environments and on unstable equipment.
– Cooperate and oppose, individually and collectively: wrestling games, team games
– Perform actions with an artistic or aesthetic aim: dances, mimes, rounds, etc.
Learning is the goal of this educational workshop. But to learn while having fun. At this age, learning involves manipulation: very young children need to experiment to better understand. And they simply need to enjoy it! Then, au Pays des Sakuras, We explore tools and materials, we invent stories, we imitate noises, we use our body as a musical instrument… We open the doors to the imagination as much as possible!