The Learning Pad is a Children’s Explorium at the Walden’s Path Kinder in Hyderabad, India. The Learning Pad provides an informal learning environment suitable for homeschoolers and school going children, for extracurricular engagement.
The Learning Pad provides a platform for children to nurture their natural instinct to observe, deconstruct the environments around them and construct their own knowledge.
“It is important to help children explore, create and develop their imagination and original ideas. Every child creates original artwork, which is a reflection of their own ideas and personal interpretation. Active purposeful play should be the central learning experience in both formal and informal early learning classrooms. It is a natural way of learning that supports creativity and imagination.”, says Dr. Madhulika, Director of The Learning Pad.
Centers of Learning
The learning centers include a library, science center, dramatic play corner, engineering/blocks and art/maker-space areas. Providing these learning centers to support project work and learning objectives in an open, safe and hands-on environment is the key feature of the Learning pad. Intentional learning opportunities are incorporated through open ended literacy and mathematics games, science experiments, and fine motor skills, to name a few.
Process Art at the Learning Pad
Art is a personal expression of emotions, sensitivity and sensibility of an individual at many levels. Emotional development, development of an understanding of the world through many lenses, multiple perspectives, constructing one’s own knowledge etc are central to learning. While, Art education to a large extent focuses on production; Arts based learning tends to focus on transformation.
One such approach to Arts based learning is Process Art. Process art is about the process of creating art and not so much the end product! Adults are facilitators set the scene with required materials, planning etc and then allow the child to use their own creativity to interpret themselves and their learning through art. The child’s creativity is kindled, critical thinking skills put to work within the framework of emotional development.
About The Learning Pad
The learning Pad is an informal learning environment suitable for children from 18 months to 10 years of age. The learning environment at The Learning Pad at Walden’s Path is suitable for homeschoolers and school going children for extracurricular engagements.
Learn more about The Learning Pad: http://learningpad.org
About Walden’s Path
The Learning Pad is facilitated by Walden’s Path. Walden’s Path is an Artful Learning center incorporating ‘Artful Learning’, a unique methodology devised by the Leonard Bernstein Center, USA.
Learn about Walden’s Path: http://waldenspath.com
For further details, visit:
Company Name: The Learning Pad at Walden's Path
Contact Person: Dr. Madhulika. S, Director
Address:Plot No 265-G, Road No 10, Jubilee Hills
State: Andhra Pradesh