When you see me sitting in a chair
Please don’t laugh and think I’m “Just Playing.”
For, you see, I’m learning as I play.
I may be a teacher someday.
When the children at The Early Learning Center at Pine Tree Society engage in activities from the “Handwriting Without Tears” curriculum, they sing, play, color and build their way toward a lifetime of joyful learning while focusing on readiness & writing, language & literacy.
MAINE’S EARLY LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS – Early Language and Literacy
Children acquire language and literacy skills through meaningful interactions with people in their lives. Early childhood is the most critical time for language and literacy development, and the foundations built by students during this time are essential to children’s later learning. Some language and literacy learning is incidental and arises naturally during play and everyday experiences. Other learning depends on explicit instruction that occurs through formal teaching. Young learners can actively construct their own language and literacy knowledge, but they also need intentional interactions with adults to further their development, provide motivation and strengthen essential skills.