LearnLead’s Learning Model adapts museum education strategies to early childhood goals.
It is playful – it’s fun – and it provides a structure to build on what adults already know and children need to learn !
It’s as easy as 1 – 2 – 3!
1. EXPLORE: Gather information
Observation tools including line, shape, color and pattern among others, guide adults and children in gathering information about what they see.
2. DISCOVER: Compare and contrast what you see with what you already know. It’s the “zipper.” Regardless of age or achievement leveI, everyone can use this process to build on his/her own strengths and knowledge to discover new insights.
3. DISCUSS: Develop opinions and share ideas
Discussion is the key to creative inquiry strategies for adults and critical thinking for children! There are no wrong answers as long as you can tie your opinions back to the evidence gained from your careful observations.
Test yourself ….at home, in the room you’re in or with the guidance on the Messages of the Built Environment page.
Parent Pocket Guides
The pocket-sized guide to visual vocabulary, in English only or bi-lingual version (English-Spanish) version, explains the meaning of different kinds of lines, shapes, colors, etc. and helps parents expand their own observation and questioning skills.
Pocket-sized bi-lingual (English – Spanish) guides suggest things to look for in the community and offer a few questions to help parents engage children in conversation and critical thinking. There are more 20 topics.
Animal Homes and Houses
Man-made vs animal made homes
Exploring entrances and exits
Exploring thin and thick shapes
Transportation clues in the neighborhood
The video introduces the learning model and some of its applications
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