Little Pinecones Playgroup
We are pleased to announce that from the 5th September 2022, we will be offering a playgroup facility for under 42 months age group.
The playgroup is run by Early Years professionals who are very experienced in dealing with children who are under the age of 6.
The playgroup programme options:
Weekdays: Monday to Friday - 13.00 to 16.00. For age group 30 months to 42 months old.
Saturdays: 10.00 to 12.30pm. For age group 24 months to 42 months old.
Locations: Zekeriyaköy Forest Campus | Etiler STEAM School Campus
Recent research has indicated that the effects of lockdown may have had a far-reaching impact on child social development. Now that life is slowly returning to normal, we feel that creating a space where children can learn through play and interact with others socially, will enable them to acclimatise quickly and easily to school life and learn how to interact with each other in a positive manner.
In addition to building social relationships, the other benefit is a readiness for learning. This is the stage of life that children are learning from the world around them at an accelerated rate. In the playgroup we have what is called the ‘prepared environment’, this means that although the children are ‘playing’ they are using tools to enhance their cognitive skills. Arguably, the most important of which is communication, specifically language. The playgroup leader gently provides a commentary and explanations, asking questions and prompting extended dialogue.
Finally, it is great fun! As adults we are all too aware how quickly this magical time passes. We therefore want our children to enter the realm of their imagination and see what discoveries they make about the world around them.