MY World recognizes the learning environment as the third teacher.
A purposefully designed learning environment is important as it provides opportunities for children to:
- Explore a wide range of concrete, sensory and authentic materials that encourage learning through play
- Foster relationships, communication and collaboration through meaningful activities
- Develop creative thinking, questioning and problem-solving skills
The use of learning centres is one way to cater for children with different developmental needs and abilities. As such, besides providing a space for large group activities, teachers design spaces for small group activities that engage children in self-directed pursuit of knowledge and acquisition skills.
Learning centre activities are open-ended to encourage exploration and experimentation. They also provide opportunities for practice, reinforcement, enrichment and review.