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Nurturing Curiosity and Creativity in Early Years (STEAM)

In the rapidly evolving world of education, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) has emerged as a groundbreaking approach to early childhood learning. Even for our youngest learners, the benefits of STEAM education in nurseries are abundant, fostering a love for exploration, problem-solving, and creative thinking from an early age. How does Peekaboo effectively implement STEAM practices to ignite a lifelong passion for learning? It is through hands-on experiences and play-based activities that young children begin to develop essential cognitive, social, and emotional skills.

Science: We introduce simple scientific concepts through age-appropriate experiments and sensory play. Activities like exploring magnets, observing plants grow, or engaging in water play promote early scientific understanding.

Technology: Screen time should be limited for toddlers so in Peekaboo we do not introduce any screens, however Introducing technology in nurseries without screens is entirely feasible and can provide valuable learning experiences. For example using building blocks with electronic components, screen-free robotic toys that children can control through basic switches or buttons, audio learning devices, ...

Engineering: Peekaboo kids participate in engineering challenges using blocks, building materials, and age-appropriate construction toys. These activities foster problem-solving skills and spatial awareness.

Arts: Arts and crafts activities provide an excellent opportunity for self-expression and creativity. We explore various art mediums like finger painting, drawing, and collage-making to develop fine motor skills and imaginative thinking.

Mathematics: Early math concepts are introduced through counting games, shape sorting, and pattern recognition activities. These experiences lay the groundwork for future mathematical understanding.

Play is the foundation of STEAM education for toddlers. Peekaboo creates well-designed play spaces where children can freely explore and engage in STEAM-related activities. Play-based learning allows children to experiment, make discoveries, and collaborate with peers, all while developing critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.

By integrating science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics into play-based activities, Peekaboo fosters a love for exploration, problem-solving, and creativity from an early age.

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