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Our Pedagogy of Multiple Intelligences and its Benefits for Children from 18 Months to 6 Years

At Les Papillons de jour, we adopt Howard Gardner's multiple intelligences pedagogy to meet the unique needs of each child. We recognize nine forms of intelligence: linguistic, logical-mathematical, spatial, musical, bodily-kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalistic and existential. This approach values individual talents, helping each child discover and develop their strengths.

Our teaching methods are adapted to stimulate these diverse intelligences through a variety of fun and educational activities. For example, musical games for musical intelligence, construction activities for spatial intelligence, and role-playing games for interpersonal intelligence. This personalization allows each child to progress at their own pace and be fully engaged.

By creating an inclusive and collaborative environment, we encourage respect and appreciation of each person's unique skills. Children learn to work together and develop essential social skills. The benefits are numerous: better self-esteem, increased motivation, balanced development and strengthened social skills. Our goal is to promote the full development of each child, respecting and nurturing their uniqueness.

Our proposals
– Intercultural musical awakening, songs and nursery rhymes
– Body awakening (dance, gym, course etc.)
– Awakening to nature
- Vegetable garden
– Awakening to art (painting, DIY, art etc.)
- Cooking workshop
– Linguistic awareness (German and English)
Our goals
– Build a relationship of trust
– Stimulate the child’s creativity and imagination
– Create an atmosphere of cooperation, harmony and sharing
– Stimulate the child's autonomy, respect for their choices and their pace.
Our values are based on supporting the child in his discoveries and in his
learning about social life.
– Autonomy: the child who questions the world around him is a curious child, who
is able to express his needs, to be accepted and to have the spontaneity which allows him
to use their creative potential, in a participatory and independent aspect. Indeed, with
simple gestures such as, for example, asking for water when thirsty, the child demonstrates
autonomy because he knows his immediate needs and expresses himself freely; whether with
gestures or words.
– Sharing: the world we live in does not belong to us; we share it
with different people of different ideologies and cultures. Sharing our
knowledge and learning with others allows the child to develop himself emotionally and
intellectual in order to develop social skills.
– Respect for choice: We respect the child’s choice to participate or not in an activity
proposed. We take into account the non-participation of the child in order to improve our futures
suggestions and choice of games. Thanks to this mutual respect between educator and child, we
we will grow together in a participatory, sociable and supportive environment.

Good to know

Library

Bringing young children to the library is an enriching initiative that awakens them to the magic of books and allows them to develop a taste for reading from an early age. The library becomes a place of fascinating discoveries, where children open themselves to a world of knowledge, imagination and adventure.

Workshops

When we provide varied and stimulating activities, we allow children to explore their preferences and express their creativity. A child's natural intelligence is often manifested in their interactions with nature. Observing insects in the garden, exploring the stars at night or feeling the wind on your face can arouse your curiosity and develop your naturalist intelligence.

Free Play

Free play allows us to discover the child's natural intelligence through various activities, helping us to better understand their preferences and abilities. By adapting our educational approach to their talents, we promote their development and encourage meaningful learning. Each child being unique, recognizing and valuing their multiple intelligences allows us to support them towards harmonious and fulfilled development.

Excursion

When we provide varied and stimulating activities, we allow children to explore their preferences and express their creativity. A child's natural intelligence is often manifested in their interactions with nature. Observing insects in the garden, exploring the stars at night or feeling the wind on your face can arouse your curiosity and develop your naturalist intelligence.

LANGUAGES

Early language learning boosts children's brain skills. Their agile and malleable brain absorbs sounds, grammatical structures and various vocabularies like a sponge. This strengthens their problem-solving skills, creativity and mental flexibility, valuable assets that will accompany them throughout their lives.

Additionally, exposure to different languages promotes a natural open-mindedness. Children learn to understand and appreciate the cultural and linguistic diversities that make up our world. They thus develop a sensitivity to the richness of human communication, strengthening their ability to interact with people of different backgrounds and perspectives.

Vegetable garden

In the heart of a garden bathed in sunshine, an extraordinary adventure comes to life every day. The curious little feet gently roam the ground, their eyes sparkling with excitement, ready to explore the wonderful world of the vegetable garden. With hands full of seeds, they discover the secrets of the earth, learn to sow carefully and observe with wonder the first shoots that timidly break through the ground.

The vegetable garden becomes a place of infinite discoveries. Children ask a thousand and one questions about plants, insects and the seasons. Every moment spent together becomes a learning opportunity, where seeds planted in the ground become life lessons. Little gardeners learn patience as they wait for their plants to grow, responsibility as they care for seedlings, and pure joy as they reap the rewards of their hard work.

Laughter echoes among the rows of colorful vegetables. The children run from one end of the vegetable garden to the other, watering can in hand, enthusiastically watering each thirsty plant. They discover that nature has its own rhythms and that each vegetable grows at its own pace, just as each child grows in its own unique way.

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