Educating the Whole Child

Educating the Whole Child

A very popular term in the field of education is the “whole child.”  This refers to the fact that, in order to function successfully in the world, an individual needs considerably more than just the skills relating to reading, writing, and arithmetic.  He must possess a collection of desirable personal characteristics, too.  Therefore, educational experiences should be providing ample opportunities to develop those, along with opportunities to develop academic abilities.

That is why a play-based program like Romp n’ Roll makes such a good choice for your child, as it fosters every aspect of his development in the most effective manner.  I think Susan J. Oliver, a prominent early childhood educator, said it best:  “It is not so much what children learn through play, but what they won’t learn if we don’t give them a chance to play.  Many functional skills like literacy and math can be learned either through play or through instruction.  The issue is the amount of stress on the child.  However, many coping skills like compassion, self-regulation, self-confidence, the habit of active engagement, and the motivation to learn and be literate cannot be instructed.  They can only be learned through play.”

In other words, you can enroll your child in any number of other early childhood education programs that perhaps will enable him to be a reasonably good student.  On the other hand, enrolling your child in Romp n’ Roll ensures that he will not only be an excellent student, but an outstanding person as well.

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