At Naturekids, we provide children the opportunity to explore and learn within their own group based on their skill level. However, we believe it is important in bringing students together and allowing them to work and learn as a group.
Our Friday Group Activity allows the teacher to connect with all of the children at once and creates opportunities for children to practice tolerance, patience, cooperation, team work and leadership. We call it the social experiment day, where children get one hour of fun activities and games as they practice their social and emotional development skills and applying what they have learnt in their Literacy, Numeracy and Nature classes that are creatively incorporated into the group activity.
We designed various floor game mats with rewards to collect or winning a turn to another adventure. Children get to practice counting and recognizing different money denominations as they make their purchases at our Hutch Supermarket with the play money that they have earned. We designed themed games such as scavenger hunts, treasure hunts, telematch and race or children get to make something special for their loved ones, such as making cupcakes for their mom for mother’s day or cookies for father’s day .
We constantly raise the bar when comes to giving children the thrills and excitement in their activities and our Friday Group Activity is never without that from fun role play to making beautiful gifts for their loved ones.
It is truly a boost of confidence and sense of pride for the children when they are able to produce beautiful gifts for their loved ones such as making polymer clay beads for their moms’ bracelet or baking cupcakes or making mother’s day card.
Friday group activity is also for the celebration of various festivals and special days where children will learn the significance of the celebration and do activities from the heart.
We believe that teaching children to understand and respect diversity in culture and physical appearance fosters positive socialization behaviors among children. The experiences provide them with opportunities to practice tolerance, empathy and acceptance that can only be effectively comprehended through actions.