NURSERY SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Nursery school activities and games are more than just fun for a preschooler — they also help with physical development and early learning. At Summerhill School we find creative nursery school activities for our preschoolers in areas such as arts and crafts, cooking, music and dance, and basic academic skills.
Early childhood education focuses on children’s development during ages three to five. While this developmental period should ideally focus equally on mental and physical development, in recent decades an emphasis has been placed on mental development, creating a concurrent de-emphasis on physical development. However, the two actually go hand-in-hand and should not be considered two separate entities during early childhood development and education.
Integrating physical activity into young children’s lives is essential for creating a foundation of movement and activity that they will carry with them throughout the rest of their lives. Physically active children learn habits in early childhood that greatly increase their chances of remaining physically active through their young adult and teenage years and into adulthood.