STUDIES IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT HAVE SHOWN THAT A PROPER EARLY EDUCATION CAN SIGNIFICANTLY IMPROVE INTELLECTUAL AND MOTOR SKILLS IN CHILDREN. FOR THIS REASON, ORGANIZATIONS SUCH AS EXPLOLEARN, WHICH WE EVALUATE IN THIS ARTICLE, HAVE APPEARED ON THE SCENE TO HELP CHILDREN RECOGNIZE AND BEGIN DEVELOPING THEIR NATURAL TALENTS AT AN EARLY AGE, WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY WORKING TO CORRECT ANY INTELLECTUAL, MOTOR O BEHAVIORAL LIMITATIONS.
ExploLEARN is a team of experienced professionals committed to providing high quality education for children. For the past year, they have been developing a series of programs based on the latest discoveries in behavioral science. David Beraha is their educational specialist, Raquel Benasayag is the neuroscientist and Victoria Bassan Lekach is the creative artist. Combining their knowledge of education, science, art and their passion for child development they have created ExploLEARN to attend the needs of conscientious parents, and they are very excited to offer these programs to the Aventura and North Miami community.
After many years of experience in the field, at ExploLEARN they seem to fully understand the infinite potential that young children have. Therefore, their programs are based on the importance of the child’s brain development and its neuroplasticity. Each one of their activities is specifically designed to form and reinforce the brain synapses (connections) to develop complex circuits in the brain. They will present the child multi-sensory experiences that will create the adequate foundation for cognitive, physical, social-emotional and language skills by stimulating the brain as a whole, in order to reach the child’s full potential.
The objective is to guide children to:
- Develop their full cognitive, physical, social and emotional potential.
- Grow into an independent, self-reliant, confident and curious individual who will be able to make healthy choices throughout their lives.
- Appreciate and make the most of their strengths in order to develop a strong sense of self-esteem and confidence in their own abilities, while respecting those of others.
- Develop positive social skills and form good relationships with other children and adults.
- Explore, question and succeed at their own pace.
- Maintain a natural love of learning.
- Develop inner discipline and become a self-motivated learner.
- Respect and care for their environment and the world.
- Learn about other people and cultures; to accept and appreciate their similarities and differences.
- Address their weaknesses in a loving, non-judgmental way.
- Increase their attention span, as well as the ability to focus and stay on task
- Know they make a difference and have their own unique gift to bring forth.
ExploLearn offers programs for children between birth and 12 years old. They present Mommy&Me, music and Zumbini classes for the little ones (0-3) as well as art, music, science, technology/photography and cooking classes for the older children (3-12). Their extracurricular activities are approximately 16 weeks long. They are designed to take place quarterly to go along with the school year.
ExploART is designed in order to promote a positive self-image, sensory awareness, growing independence and eagerness to learn. They focus on the process of creating the artwork instead of the final product, by introducing different techniques, materials and art related subjects. ExploLAB presents a variety of fun and exciting science experiments that will complement children’s natural curiosity to explore and understand what is happening around them. The program will enhance cognitive growth, critical thinking, problem solving, and will inspire creativity in a safe and enjoyable environment. ExploCHEF is a unique culinary experience that offers cooking classes to children in a safe environment encouraging discovery and creativity. Cooking helps children advance their social and language skills. ExploTECH classes provide a fun way for children to learn and grow in their technology skills and their photography abilities. This unique program teaches children important computer expertise necessary in today’s technology filled world. ExploLEARN (Mommy&me/Music) is an Innovative educational class for the little ones. Children will learn to master important skills through art, music, language, story time, fine and gross motor as well as multi sensory activities. ExploMUSIC is a program that will make everyone move, sing, learn and have fun. They offer classes for babies, toddlers, big children, and families. The classes are based on sounds, rhythm and music as a vehicle for early childhood development.
ExploPARTY is a celebration. At ExploLEARN they make a child’s birthday party magical and unforgettable. Their well-trained staff will create a fun, safe and educational experience for everyone. They offer a wide variety of innovative activities that are specifically designed for the party and the customer. Their party specialist will take care of everything so parents can enjoy, relax and more importantly, share that special moment with their loved ones. All positive educational initiatives are welcome, but the world still needs more. This is why at JW we are happy to see organizations such as these begin operations. In the end, it’s all for the children.