Learning Zone Childcare
or Renaissance Training Center
If you have been reading our monthly blogs, you know that each month at Learning Zone childcare we focus on a particular occupation or profession. A few months ago, our students at Learning Zone focused their attention on creating their own “art tool.”
In line with the theory of loose parts, we provided a variety of crayons, colored pencils, and felt-tip markers. Then the children selected the parts they wanted to use to assemble their drawing tool. And finally, they used their new art tool to “scribble-create” their own art masterpiece.
Studying the Masters
In January, we reinforced learning about being an artist by studying about Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, known best as simply Michelangelo. Our Learning Zone Childcare PreK class learned the technique he used when he painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome, Italy. Additionally, their teacher shared her personal pictures with her students of her own trip to the Chapel.
After learning all about Michelangelo, the students got to practice creating art the way he did…lying on his back! As shown in the photo, the kids were drawing on paper taped to the underneath side of a table. They had a great time doing this! And they also used their small motor skills in a different way to accomplish drawing while in an abnormal position. You should try it. It’s not as easy as they make it look!
Learning through Imagination at Learning Zone Childcare
This activity is just one more example of how our learning model uses imagination and hands-on interaction to develop cognitive and social skills. Our parents tell us they consider Learning Zone one of the best daycares in Murfreesboro TN. We would love to have you join our family. For questions regarding pricing and enrollment availability please fill out our information request form.