The Absorbent Mind stage

 

During this phase of development, the child is conscious of their thoughts and is aware that they are learning. During this stage, the child is learning how to do things on their own and should be encouraged to do so. The child's biggest learning tool is through experience; from trying lots of different things over and over until they get it right.

 

Activities covered in class during this developmental stage include: 

 

Skill-based subjects:

  • Numeracy
  • Language and Literacy
  • Fine-motor / Handwriting
  • Afrikaans
  • Gross motor / Outdoor play

 

Inspirational subjects:

  • Literature / Tales and Fables / Read Aloud
  • Bible
  • Poetry
  • Picture Study
  • Nature Study
  • Music and Movement
  • Arts and Crafts

 

Life Skills:

  • Gardening
  • Cooking and Baking
  • Handwork
  • Worthy Work and Community-based projects

 

All of these activities are designed with the intention of promoting the experiential learning that children in this developmental stage require.