“Children must be taught how to think and not what to think.”
The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.” Play lab is based on the NEP-Foundational Stage learning framework which emphasizes on a VARK learner for learning to be effective it has to be play based and outcome oriented for the learners. It encourages child-centered learning and children naturally learn self-discipline as the classroom environment teaches order and children can unleash their creativity and focus fully on the learning process. The first step is the introduction to practical life activities. These activities bring children close to the environment and help develop their fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination.
The Number Ninjas Lab
The Junior Maths Lab at DPS Jaipur, 'The Number Ninjas' provides the students a place to engage in hands-on learning and explore the Mathematical concepts while having fun at the same time. The Maths lab has been designed keeping in mind the learner- centric approach. The students get the opportunities to engage in activity based learning and they are able to comprehend the abstract concepts of Maths using specially designed tools. Here, the visual and kinesthetic learning styles facilitate learning and help in developing a favourable attitude towards the learning of Mathematics.
The Curious Cubs Lab
An effective teaching and learning of Science involves a perpetual state of show and tell. The Junior Science Lab at DPS Jaipur, 'The Curious Cubs' serves this very purpose, as here the students get to work collaboratively to find answers to their questions. The students learn various scientific phenomena and are able to retain the concepts for a longer period of time as the learning is the outcome of their own experiences. 'Learning by Doing' involves making careful observations and an analysis of gathered evidences and data. The students are actively engaged in scientific explorations in the Junior Science Lab and they are able to connect their learning to real life situations, which is one of the important objectives in educational pedagogy.