Our Courses

Language and Cognitive

Child's development in terms of information processing, conceptual resources, perceptual skill, language learning, and other aspects of the developed adult brain.

Milestone’s children are bilingual. The development of language is strongly interdependent with our child’s brain development and cognitive development. Studies have shown that having a large vocabulary increases creativity and helps people to come up with new ideas. “Growing up with more than one language is an asset well worth the investment”.

Language and Cognitive Activities

Developing language & cognitive skills through alphabet flash cards' matching

Developing language & cognitive skills through alphabet puzzle.

Assembling body parts puzzle while naming them.

Sound matching letters with their intial.

Developing my cognitive skills through sound correspondence.

Developing my concentration by matching animal's cards.

Matching letters to form my name.

Developing my memory through memory cards game.

Matching my name with its initial.

Exploring new vocabulary words through comunity helpers.

Practical Life

The child observes activities in the environment and gains knowledge through the real experience of how to accomplish life skills in a purposeful way. The Practical Life area teaches children care of self and care for the environment.

Practical Life activities are the activities of everyday life and they are involved in all aspects of life. These activities are cultural and specific to the child's time and place. Practical life activities help give the child a sense of being and belonging, established through participation in daily life with us. Through practical life the child learns about his culture and all about what it is to be human.The quality of a child’s earliest environments, and the availability of developmentally appropriate experiences, are crucial determinants of how a child’s brain develops. Environments that are nurturing and supportive promote optimal early childhood development, and greatly improve children’s education, health and employment outcomes.

Practical Life Activities

Learning how to broom.

Rolling and unrolling my classroom rug.

Eating alone in the garden.

Scrubbing a chair using a brush, a sponge and soap.

Preparing my fresh juice.

Washing the table after lunch.

Sewing practice.

Preparing my lunch.

Learning to feed our animal.

Cleaning the glass.

Dressing frame-buttons practice.

Buckling and unbuckling practice.

Pouring practice.

Twisting practice.

Scooping practice

Dressing Frame- Zipper practice.

Scrubbing the floor.

Wiping my nose.

Squeezing the sponge while washing the glass.

Preparing my own Breakfast.

Learning to care for our plants.

Pouring flour to prepare pancakes.

Juicing an orange.

Washing my dirty towel.

Spooning practice.

Folding and unfolding towels.

Washing my hands.

Mopping the floor.

Learning manners.

Picking practice.

Setting the table for lunch.

Moving my chair near the table.

Washing and drying our dishes.

Mathematics

Children are using early math skills throughout their daily routines and activities. This process of making sense of the environment is a child’s first step in the math activities of comparing, matching, sorting and classifying.

The matching and sorting process begins during infancy. This is when babies begin to notice which sounds they make will bring an adult running to them. This process of making sense of the environment is a child’s first step in the math activities of comparing, matching, sorting and classifying. More advanced mathematical skills are based on an early math “foundation”just like a house is built on a strong foundation. In the toddler years, you can help your child begin to develop early math skills by introducing ideas like

Mathematics Activities

Seriation of weight : Heavy and light.

Classification: Sorting colors.

Tracing numbers

Drawing a geometrical form.

Classification according to sizes: big and small

Seriation of shape (big and small)

Seriation of taste (savory unsavory)

Seriation of temperature.

Seriation of texture (scatchy and soft).

Counting by dot patterns.

Counting by finger patterns.

Comparing: strong and light smell.

Bulding blocks according to colors.

Correspondence of texture (matching in pairs)

Pink tower : building from biggest to smallest.

Correspondance of colors(matching in pairs).

Correspondance of images: Memory cards.

Correspondance of shapes.

Seriation of colors (light to dark).

Cylinder blocks: correspondance of diameters.

Correspondance of colors.

Correspondance of colors according to an image.

Sensory Exploration

In our sensorial class, we work on refining our kids' senses. The sense of taste, smell, sound, touch (discrimination of temperature and weight) and sight (discrimination of colors, shapes, and sizes).

Life has changed tremendously over the last few decades due to technology. We became nowadays living and surrounded by a virtual world. Our kids are the most affected from these changes as they became dependent on exploring the entire world through the web. The size of their physical world, the one where they’re free to roam, is actually shrinking. The circle of freedom has moved from physical to virtual. Technology alienated our kids from being close to their senses. TV, smart phones and YouTube became the default choices. The signature of Milestones education method is to go back to basics by teaching the children through all their senses. we bring back life to our kids’ awareness of their senses by offering different and contrast sensations. Materials that trigger different sensory skills help children distinguish, categorize, and relate new information to what they already know. We don’t depend on introducing the right materials only, but also on introducing them in the right time based the child’s development stage.

Sensory Exploration Activities

Sense of difference in temperature

Discrimination of weight

Discrimination of size and shape

Sense of sound

Sense of touch

Sense of smell

Sense of taste

Sense of perceiving variations in color

Gross motor

In this class, our kids develop their gross motor skills.

In Milestones, we work on building the child’s independence by introducing muscle training in effortless activities that suit the age of the child. Our teaching philosophy revolves on practicing education through movements. This enhances the child’s cognitive development and independence as well as his self-confidence. If you would like to get engaged and improve your child’s gross motor development, try to create circumstances and space for your child to practice his skills at home.

Gross motor Activities

Jumping on a trampoline strengthens muscles and improves flexibility.

Bilateral integration is the process of learning to use the opposite sides of the body and brain to perform everyday activities.

Increasing core-strength by practice.

Improving body awarness by identifying body parts.

Postural control.

Simplify specific physical skills.

Muscle Toning and Increasing core-strength by practice.

Stability balls are a great way to improve strength, cardio endurance, and balance.

Developing balance in toddllers by practicing on unstable surfaces.

Increasing Proprioception awaness by carrying objects.

Developing muscular strength by lifting weights.

Improving coordination by doing exercises that needs eye-hand coordination.

Developing motor planning by moving the body with appropriate sequencing.

Developing motor planning by moving the body with appropriate sequencing.

Developing balance in toddllers by practicing on unstable surfaces.

Push and pull toys foster independent and creative play.

Increasing balance and stability.

Developing proprioception awarness by maintaining a controlling body position during different types of activity.

Improving attention by understanding the sequencing

Improving senses development by feeling varying degrees of roughness, softness and texture.

Developing balance and coordination by walking on the lines.

Increasing balance and stability.

Fine Motor

in this class, our kids develop their fine motor skills.

Certain types of activities work on fine motor skills in ways that strengthen fingers, wrists, feet, toes, lips, and tongue. It works on hand and eye coordination and helps with their precision.

Fine Motor Activities

Dominancy drawing

Painting

Weaving

Finger painting

Paperwork pinching

Rubbing and pasting

Collage

Modeling

Graphisme

Bead chain

Coloring

Bead maze

Stamping

Grasping and releasing

Coloring using a brush

Pincer grip

Origami

Asymmetry hands move (Designing)

Lateralisation hands move

Rubbing and collage

Symmetrical hands move

Palmar grasp

Blow paint using a straw

Blowing a candle

Sand playing

Wall writing

Printing

Social emotion

In this class, children learn about emotions and how to express their feelings of sadness, happiness, anger...

Learning about feelings and emotions is part of developing positive self-esteem and better relationships with others. As a child's emotional intelligence grows, they are increasingly able to use their emotional information to guide their own thinking and behavior; in other words, to calm themselves down.Children, who play together in preschool, with the guidance of the teacher, learn how to share, to agree, to negotiate and to cooperate.This understanding is essential for the formation of positive human relationships.

Social emotion Activities

Expressing emotions according to the dice (happy).

Expressing emotions according to the dice (sad).

Expressing emotions according to the dice (angry).

Expressing emotions according to the dice (scared).

Expressing emotions according to the picture (angry).

Expressing emotions according to the picture (scared).

Expressing emotions according to the picture (quite).

Listening actively to our teachers.

Expressing emotions accordnig tp the picture (sad).

Expressing emotions according to the picture (loving).

Expressing emotions according to the picture (happy).

Paying attention to our teachers reading a book.

Sharing our toys.

Concentrating to match emotions with the monster of colors.

Going to bed alone.

Staying on my task.

Waiting for my turn to cook.