Good Shepherd Preschool Enrichment

Enrichment

Good Shepherd Lutheran Preschool is excited about the “extras” that our curriculum includes for the total development of the child.

Musikgarten taught by Mrs. Philo
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“When music and movement are a natural, joyous part of childhood, children benefit greatly in many areas of life. Language development, self-expression, memory skills, concentration, social interaction, fine motor skills, listening, problem-solving, teamwork, goal setting, and coordination are all impacted by early music and movement education. What’s more, as a child learns to play music, other areas of development – creativity, family bonding, self-esteem, confidence, emotional development – are also positively impacted.” -Musikgarten Philosophy
Our Musikgarten music teacher meets with each class every other week for a 20-minute session. The sessions include singing, musical instruments, and creative movement.
Foreign Language – Spanish taught by Señora Doris
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Many experts believe that introducing children to a second language as early as possible fosters healthy brain development, encourages positive social skills, and lays a solid foundation for effective communication skills that will last a lifetime.
“Between the ages of 3 and 5, children are like intuitive little sponges that can absorb up to five or even more languages at a time.”
-Betsy Hanna, director of the regional Berlitz Language Center in Robinson, PA (from the Pittsburgh Tribune – Review)
Alternating weeks, our Spanish teacher meets with each class for a 20-minute session. Concepts learned in English are also taught in Spanish. Some concepts include: greetings, colors, weather terms, farm animals, numbers, and foods; all learned through songs, games, fingerplays, and movements.
Sanctuary Time
Our Sanctuary Time is once a month. We meet with Pastor Mark, Pastor PJ, or Miss Bethany in the church sanctuary. During our visit, we sing songs, talk about our Christian theme, and pray together. Some of our Christian themes include: God made me special, the Creation story, giving thanks, Advent, the birth of Jesus, Baptism, and Easter.