What Is Experiential Learning?
- Children retain 75% of what they do, compared to 5% of what they hear and 10% of what they learn
- Through experiential learning children get to know more about their interests, as well as understand the practical uses for subjects such as math, science, and other learning areas.
- Collaborative work through experiential learning builds social skills, and develops problem solving skills through challenges and mistakes. It also means the children feel more proud when they accomplish their goal.
Office: This will be the area where people enter, either to drop off or pick up children. The main desk area will sit here for the adults to do paperwork, and there will be a bench to sit on with cubbies underneath for the children to store their bags. With nice furniture, and big windows, this should be the friendly opening of the building.
Multipurpose room: This wide open space with some cabinets or cubbies along the wall for storage allows for versatility, and creativity in the room. The room could also include a folding divider to maximize use of space. The main point of this area is to allow children to have the space to try new clubs and activities, such as dance, yoga, drama, STEAM, and karate, which already exist in the ASK Program. Click Here for more on the benefits of letting children have more choices.
Kitchen: This can be used for cooking club, as well as a place for children to be fed snacks. Also could be used for the Green Thumb club to meet before going into the garden. This area offers lots of potential for experiential learning, from homemade science experiments in teams to basic cooking lessons to even having a competition of whose cupcakes are the best. Click Here for more on the benefits of cooking for children.
Music room: A room for kids to explore musically sounds, and play with beats, as well as a place for kids to explore through educational technology. The area can be used by the guitar club, coding club, and possibly the game on math club and traditional gaming club. A small, play “stage” could allow children to create their own shows, playing tones and notes. Click Here for more on the benefits of music for children
Library: A quiet place for kids to go and read or look at picture books. This area can also be a place for the comic club and enchanted adventures club to meet. This rooms is meant to be a quiet, comfy space for more a relaxing experience, and for the children to explore which books they might like. With some desks and chairs, children could also learn about the different parts of a story, and write their own, using pictures, and then reading them to each other. Click Here for more on the benefits of letting children choose their own books.
Arts and Crafts room: From paint to colored pencils to white board markers to Legos to building blocks and more, this room will have all kinds of creative activities for the kids to explore. This room could be used for the Crafts club and the Drawing/Doodling club, as well as for children to design and build with blocks, Legos, popsicle sticks, Play-Do, and more. Click Here for more on the benefits of doodling and Here for more on the benefits of building for children.
Game room: A room with board games and cards for the kids to play, especially on rainy days. It can also have math games for the Game on Math club and lots of chess boards for the Chess club. Activities like word bingo, connect four, or checkers could help the children develop language skills, and pattern recognition skills. Click Here for more on benefits of board games for children.
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|Benefit||Children can play with the words by creating poetry or sentences, and develop language skills||Children can help build their own terrarium or aquarium and learn about the ecosystems||Children can help grow new plants, and learn about the plants lifecycle and photosynthesis||Children can help build this with adult supervision, and learn to cooperate with other through the project|
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