A cognitive blueprint is essential for children as they age. Instilling the ability to stay curious and engage with the world around them makes children creative, intelligent, and resilient. However, children require social interaction and a supportive environment to develop these skills to succeed in future academic and professional life.
Mindasium understands the need to provide children with an insightful and supportive learning environment. The ever-expanding learning habitat combines playful activities and engaging challenges with a STEM-based curriculum to develop an all-around cognitive sphere that embarks children on an exhilarating journey filled with discoveries. Let us look at some unique Mindasium offerings that make education feel like an adventure.
Preschool Play Section
We often see children running around, but seldom have we pondered upon the benefits of physical activity for kids. Actions like jumping and running around are essential for cognitive, social, and physical development. Inside the enrichment classes for kids in Mindasium, preschoolers joyfully explore the world around them through captivating group activities.
Thrilling tag games, obstacle courses, and scavenger hunts are essential for the physical development of children. Treasure hunt activities include running, climbing, jumping, crawling, and balancing, improving children’s gross motor skills. Likewise, tag games help improve reaction time and hand-eye coordination in preschoolers. Moreover, children participating in these activities is vital for their cardiovascular health and well-being.
Literacy Enhancing Indoor Activities
Children of all ages benefit from various activities that can be used to develop their language skills, early literacy, and number concepts. Children use Play-Doh and clay to strengthen hand muscles and improve dexterity while learning about unique shapes and objects.
Fascinating and enthralling storytelling sessions elevate imagination and enhance vocabulary, helping children acquire new vocabulary and language structure. Through narrative context, children grasp the usage and meaning of words as they expand their linguistic repertoire while developing comprehension skills to draw inferences and, crucially, think about characters and their actions.
Likewise, puzzles and word games like Scrabble are effective ways to enhance essential skills like vocabulary, spelling, and reading for better communication and comprehension. Focusing on letter combinations, anagrams, crosswords, patterns, and phonetics provides hands-on practice with spelling rules and exceptions to promote accuracy and confidence.
Ingenious STEAM Activities
There is no denying that STEM-focused learning takes a central stage in the current education ecosystem across the globe. Mindasium, through its innovation, has also brought along the element of Art, making it a STEAM-based learning environment.
Traditional STEM-based learning through kids’ enrichment classes focuses on teaching problem-solving, mathematical reasoning, analytical skills and technical literacy by integrating science, technology, engineering, and math into a cohesive educational approach. Using science documentaries, LEGO blocks, robotic kits, snap circuits and apps like Khan Academy help children embark on an exploratory journey that captivates their imagination while improving their basic counting and number sorting skills.
Mindnasium also adds the element of Art within their children-friendly learning journey. Activities like drawing, painting, and colouring on a sketchbook while playing musical instruments and singing nurture a child’s self-expression and emotional development. Art and music engage diverse brain regions, including the prefrontal cortex and the temporal lobe, that help develop sensory perception and memory in children. These activities stimulate cognitive connections between neurons, promoting brain plasticity and adaptability throughout life.
Fun Filled Field Trips
Field trips add real-world context to classroom lessons. They offer hands-on learning opportunities while igniting curiosity and fostering a deeper understanding of subjects through interactive and immersive experiences beyond the traditional classroom settings.
Mindnasium has added fun and insightful field trips to its winter camps, connecting STEM-based classroom concepts to tangible environments. Mindasium routinely takes children to Alley Pond Environmental Center and the Cradle of Aviation, where children can experience nature’s wonders that connect them to environmental awareness through interactive trails, pond studies, and wildlife encounters. Moreover, children explore aerospace history, flight exhibits, simulators, and historic aircraft at the Cradle of Aviation.
Mindasium focuses on fun, engaging and hands-on activities that aid children’s cognitive and physical development. Every action within the play area has a function to ensure children get a learning environment that enhances their literacy, curiosity and comprehension to nurture a love for learning to explore and excel in a dynamic world.