Having a good time while learning is the key to the curriculum for the two year olds. The program takes a positive approach to teaching ten major skills
Large and small motor skills, movement and fitness, and eye-hand coordination are enhanced by singing, dancing, exercising, acting, coloring, pasting, playing with clay drawing, cutting and playing games.
Kindergarten child. The major focus of the program is on helping children learn to think more effectively and to express their thought and feelings more clearly. In turn, this should foster their skills in living with other people. Peek contains 250 lessons, each of which generally takes about 30 minutes to complete, with 1,000 activities. By the end of the Peek Program and their fourth birthday, the children will have acquired many of the following abilities and skills:
Alpha Time is a multi-media, multi-sensory language arts program. It affords each child a variety of oral language and literature experiences which are necessary for meaningful comprehension of written word. No entry skills are presumed. All activities and games are based on classroom activities.
Alpha Time is a program which is in keeping with the ways by which young children learn: by active participation, visual delight, and fantasy. Alpha Time is also a process that takes into account individual differences and level of performance at this age level. Successful participation in classroom activities helps a child achieve a positive self-image and enables him to relate to other children. He also learns to verbalize his ideas and feeling. Su oral communication is a prerequisite to learning to read.
The activities and experiences in Alpha Time help children acquire a variety of skills and concepts as well as the appropriate vocabulary with which to talk about their experiences. The components are designated to familiarize children with a variety of stories, poems, music, art, and to stimulate their interest in written symbols in picture and storybook, filmstrip, and in other audiovisual materials.
The teacher has a choice of numerous strategies, options and materials to enable her to work-play with the entire group, bud-groups and individuals. The daily lesson plans offer many completely individualized activities, several small group projects and a section that may be used with the entire class.
The Huggable Letter People are the agents through which the children participate actively and totally in group living, in creating, discovering, exploring and dramatizing. They are the medium for recognizing the letter of the alphabet and the sounds they make in words.
The Huggable and other Alpha Time components bring with them a variety of language experiences and skills which include: