Kindergarten children are active learners who learn to become more independent, make decisions for themselves and begin to ask questions to make sense of the world around them. They need varied opportunities to explore their world, take risks and gain first hand experiences. Teachers guide children in their learning through the inquiry process. Children are given many opportunities to interact with their peers in fun and creative ways in order to be actively engaged in acquiring literacy, numeracy and social skills.
Children become competent language users by listening and speaking, reading and writing, and viewing and representing throughout the Kindergarten years. Children learn rhymes, songs and poems, look at picture books, photographs and videos, listen to stories and fairy tales as well as draw, record and share ideas and experiences. They learn through drama and hands-on activities as well as through a variety of electronic media such as computers and projection screens.