What are the activities like?
Check out our Sample page for video and photos of kids completing JDEducational activities!
Each Activity has it's own:
- Materials list (of items typically found around the home)
- Learning Objectives
Are they Worksheets or Something else?
The activities encourages the development of the whole child (academic, social, emotional and more)! Our curriculum was developed to meet the interests of all children. The activities teach skills through moving, creating, building, laughing, problem-solving, investigating and much more.
The foundations of the activities are based on the "multiple intelligences" theory by Harvard University Professor, Howard Gardner. Gardner believed that all children are unique and learn in different ways. Some like to move and others like to draw, some like to explore! He identified eight different ways of learning and called them the "eight intelligences" and pathways to learning.
Gardner's eight ways of learning:
- Linguistic - "Word Smart" - Learning through listening, reading, writing and literature.
- Logical-Mathematical - "Numbers/Reasoning Smart" - Learning through solving problems and mechanics.
- Spatial - "Picture Smart" - Learning through pictures, art and 3-D materials.
- Bodily - Kinesthetic - "Movement Smart" - Learning academics through obstacle courses and dancing.
- Musical - "Rhythms and Songs Smart" - Learning through music, dancing and singing.
- Interpersonal - "People Smart" - Learning through discussions and projects.
- Intrapersonal - "Self Smart" - Learning through self-expression.
- Naturalist - "Outdoor/Nature Smart"- Learning from being outdoors.
JDEducational Curriculum incorporates Gardners "eight intelligence pathways" into our activities, to teach current Kindergarten Readiness Academic and Social Skills. Click here to learn more about educational philosophies used to create this curriculum.