Early childhood education paves the way for children’s wide-ranging know-how. As parents and educators our challenge is to think how to best prepare our learners for a successful and happy life in an ever-changing world where the technology advances and intercultural communications increases.
The support for learning in Lamsa is built around six different fields of competencies. By facilitating the development of these skills, we prepare children to face the world as it is and find their own ways to succeed.
21st century skills consists of knowledge, skills, values, attitudes and a child’s personal will. Growing as a human, studies, worklife and active citizenship, now and in the future, require cross-disciplinary skills and an ability to adapt to change.
Recognizing a need for preparing children for the world where innovative thinking, creativity, adaptability, tolerance, respect and global awareness are highly required, will help to raise well-rounded and confident human-beings who live a happy life.
In the light of recent academic research we have seen evidence that learning can be significantly enhanced with interactive media and learning games, when the usage is pedagogically oriented and the solutions represent robust pedagogical design.
Lamsa’s educational activities are based on a learner perception that sees children as congenitally curious individuals who want to learn new things through exploration, play, repetition and rehearse.
Learning and thinking skills are developing in interaction with other people and the environment. Children learn a lot by watching other people, imitating and modelling. Learning and thinking skills form the basis for the child’s cognitive development and guidance into lifelong learning.
Problem solving abilities is a centric area of learning and thinking skills. It requires logical thinking where a child processes information, makes connections between information pieces, thinks critically and creates new solutions.
In Lamsa, learning and thinking skills are based on the following five learning categories which are in the form of fun and motivational interactivities, games and stories.
Numbers and Shapes
Learning to Learn
Creativity means thinking beyond the existing traditions, using imagination, combining information and finding new and original solutions to problems. Expressing oneself is a centric aspect in the creative thinking process and it’s promoted through explorative interactives that are built around the child’s natural interests. All creative activities rely upon the child’s use of imagination. Lamsa sparks children’s imagination with stories that play with boundaries and have no real-world limits.
In Lamsa, Creativity & Self-expression skills are based on the following four learning categories including fun and motivational interactivities, games and stories.
Children grow in a culturally, linguistically and philosophically sensible world. It is important that children learn to respect themselves, other people around them, the environment and knowledge and are willing to work in a way that helps the whole community.
Lamsa aims to support the construction of children’s cultural identity, by providing experiences which build knowledge and skills to strengthen the cultural heritage and the child's ability to absorb cultural aspects and adapt with the culture. Children’s cultural understanding is supported by creating a positive relationship with diversity of environments.
In Lamsa, building understanding of universal values, cultural understanding and tolerance is based on the following three learning categories including fun and motivational interactivities, games and stories:
Skills related to self-care, health and safety are important for everyone. Early childhood’s mission in this aspect is to strengthen the wellbeing and safety of children and give guidance to their growth towards being self-reliant and capability to act independently.
One key to wellbeing in the future is to learn to take care of the environment around us and learn how to be sustainable. It is important to learn to notice the three pillars of sustainability - ecological, social, and economical sustainability - in all actions.
In Lamsa, building understanding of wellbeing and sustainability is based on the following six learning categories including fun and motivational interactivities, games and stories:
Information and communications technology skills are needed in everyday human interaction and social participation. Multimodality, information and communications technology understanding promotes children's educational outcomes and the educational equality. The development of these skills starts in early childhood. Multimodality includes a variety of reading skills such as the literacy of images, numeric literacy, media literacy and basic literacy.
In Lamsa, the development of multimodal literacy skills & digital know-how is based on the following four learning categories including fun and motivational interactivities, games and stories:
The importance of developing youth with a balanced set of cognitive, social and emotional skills is recognised among the education stakeholders. Research has revealed that social and emotional skills play an important role in the course of children’s lifetime success.
The development of social and emotional skills aims to support understanding the meaning of healthy social relationships in life and the ability to identify and manage one’s own feelings. Through Lamsa’s activities children practice situational thinking skills, empathy and how to regulate their emotions in social interaction.
In Lamsa, the development of multimodal literacy skills & digital know-how is based on the following four learning categories including fun and motivational interactivities, games and stories.