T(h)inker Lab Curriculum
The Developmental Benefits of Learning
The young child’s metaphorical, imaginative, synesthetic, and magical ways of approaching the world are, in many ways, a reflection of what is going on at the neurological level. The brain of a young child is structurally and functionally different from the brain of an older child. Children’s play represents the single best way in which the above developmental requirements can be met. Play is a dynamic, ever-changing process that is multisensory, interactive, creative, and imaginative. When children play, they have their whole brain stimulated, not just specific areas related to formal academic skills. Play serves as a mediator between what is possible and what is actual.
What is the Curious Minds, LLC T(h)inker Lab Curriculum?
Curious Minds, LLC T(h)inker Lab curriculum includes 13 research based STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) activity stations that are student lead and self-guided. Our curriculum provides a platform for learning through play. Children play and develop skills while the activity allows for the educator to intentionally yet informally monitor learning taking place.
Each Curious Minds, LLC T(h)inker Lab station includes:
- ✔ Vocabulary word(s) boldly displayed to assist in language
- ✔ Development storybook(s) familiar to their home or classroom to assist the student in identifying science in literature
- ✔ Extension activities to bring activity throughout other subject areas you teach
- ✔ Engaging questions to foster class discussion or individual reflection
- ✔ An opportunity to build, craft and create, encouraging the development of fine motor skills and logical thinking and problem solving
- ✔ Curious Minds, LLC T(h)inker Labs bridge in to other areas of academic study such as mathematics, geography, social studies, the arts and languages, too
Bonus:Included with the purchase of our T(h)inker Labs curriculum is a 60 minute teacher workshop for your staff. We’ll complete one or two T(h)inker Lab activities, discuss adapting T(h)inker Lab activities to your specific classroom needs and have a Q and A session specific to your learning environment.
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