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All About Play Based Preschool Learning


1. Why is preschool learning important?
Preschool learning is a vital part of the early learning years because it allows your child to grow in all areas of development through play. Maria Montessori believes that early educational learning should not only help a child with their school readiness skills but also prepare and equip them with valuable and vital life skills.

What is play-based learning?
Play based learning is the opportunity for parents and teachers to provide valuable learning through play. This can be done by setting up a rich play environment that invites a child to explore, create, and participate in a hands on learning environment.
The Government of the Northwest Territories of Canada shares the following, “
“Play evokes innovation and creativity as children explore
and experiment, clarify and construct knowledge leading to
a deep understanding that connects with their prior knowledge.
They are motivated and empowered to take
ownership and responsibility for their own learning as the
desire to explore comes from a developing sense of
identity…. Play contributes to language acquisition, early literacy,
conceptual learning, problem solving, large and small
motor skills and creativity. Children are most receptive to
learning during play and exploration, and are generally
willing to persist in order to learn something new or solve
a problem.”

How does play-based learning compare to flashcards, school readiness worksheets, and rote memorization?

It has been scientifically discovered that through rote memorization of learning a fact through repetition such as 2+2=4 takes the human brain on average 200-400 interactions to learn it. However, using a play based learning activity to teach the same concept of 2+2=4 will take the brain only 10-20 interactions to learn and remember it.

That means saving time and frustration for not only the child but parent or teacher as well.
Isn’t that fascinating!? You can learn more about play based learning by checking out ParentingScience.com to learn about other studies regarding play!!

All About Pails of Love Virtual Preschool

Can you tell me about your preschool curriculum and how it works?
Pails of Love Virtual Preschool is a preschool program that will typically run Middle of August to Middle of May, giving families 10 months of preschool education for their child. For those students in a full time preschool program they will receive 4 lessons a week of on-demand pre-recorded video ranging from 25-35 minutes of lesson which will be based on a weekly learning theme.
This means from a 10 month program standpoint that students will gain access to 40 different topics that will be covered over the course of the school year.

On top of on-demand videos there is also an option to provide social interaction for your preschool child using our Preschool Pals program. As an add on, your family can access live ZOOM classes that run Mon-Fri where you child will have up to 10 students and teacher in a class that will cover Calendar Time, Story Time, Music and Games, along with an opportunity to take turns sharing what they think and feel within their virtual class.

Pails of Love Virtual Preschool will also host a monthly spirit day on the last Thursday/ Friday of the month depending on when your class is to bring extra fun and learning to the classroom. Along with this, over the course of the school year as a preschool we will host 3 events virtually all in real time. During the month of December, your child will be able to have milk and cookies with Santa virtually, in March we will host a Virtual Family night, and then at the end of the school year your child and family can participate in a virtual graduation program for your child.

The last thing that here at Pails of Love we will offer your family is Parent Teacher Conferences running in the months of October and March. Your family will have the opportunity to sign up for a 20 minute conference with Miss. Merry Berry to talk about your child’s learning to celebrate their growth and discuss their struggles. During this time, Miss. Merry Berry can help with any learning challenges your child may be struggling with and come up with a learning plan to help provide extended learning ideas to strengthen areas of struggle and answer any questions you may have as a parent.

What is the pricing for your preschool curriculum?
Pails of Love Virtual Preschool has been broken down into 4 different pricing tiers to accommodate the different needs of the families we teach. Please see below to check which Preschool Tier level would best suite your family’s needs.

Bronze Level ($47 USD per month)
One Lesson taught weekly via Zoom
4 Classes per month
(30 minutes)
This class will be taught on Friday featuring one lesson based on the theme of the week taught.  Your child will spend half an hour talking with friends, singing songs, doing calendar and circle time, a story and practicing letters and numbers.

Silver Level ($100 USD per month)
4 Pre-recorded Video Lessons that range in length from 25 to 35 minutes that can be watched at your family’s convenience. 

Each weekly theme will come with a downloadable package of letter and number practice worksheets, extended play ideas, snack ideas, and craft templates to complete for each day.  

**This package DOES NOT include Preschool Pals and will only give you access to the preschool on-demand recorded lessons for the school year***

Gold Level ($150 USD per month)
 4 Pre-recorded Video Lessons & Preschool Pals Class each week
Monday to Thursday  (25-35 minutes video lesson and 3) 

4 Pre-recorded Video Lessons that range in length from 25 to 35 minutes that can be watched at your family’s convenience. 

Each weekly theme will come with a downloadable package of letter and number practice worksheets, extended play ideas, snack ideas, and craft templates to complete for each day.  

Along with Preschool Pals running from Monday to Thursday at designated time. During Preschool Pals, your child will spend half an hour talking with friends, singing songs, doing calendar and circle time, a story and practicing letters and numbers.

Platinum Level ($175 USD per month)

4 Pre-recorded Video Lessons & Preschool Pals Class each week
Monday to Thursday  (25-35 minutes video lesson and 3) 

4 Pre-recorded Video Lessons that range in length from 25 to 35 minutes that can be watched at your family’s convenience. 

Each weekly theme will come with a downloadable package of letter and number practice worksheets, extended play ideas, snack ideas, and craft templates to complete for each day.  

Along with Preschool Pals running from Monday to Thursday at designated time. During Preschool Pals, your child will spend half an hour talking with friends, singing songs, doing calendar and circle time, a story and practicing letters and numbers.

Every month you will also receive a monthly package in the mail with craft items and craft templates printed out that will be shown by Miss. Merry Berry how to make them during the on-demand video recorded classes.


How quickly will I get access to the preschool curriculum?

Preschool classes will be uploaded the night before class so that your child can watch it before or after their preschool pals time.

If you have signed up just to receive the pre-recorded classes they will be uploaded the night before as Miss. Merry Berry prepares to teach them to all her preschool sections.

If you are registering later in the year for on-demand lessons you will be able to view already recorded weekly themes at your convenience.

Why do you offer one week of free preschool curriculum?
Miss. Merry Berry believes that every family is unique and special. What may work for one family or student might not be the proper fit for another student. In order to make sure that Miss. Merry Berry’s teaching style fits the learning needs of your child a free preschool week has been provided. This will also allow families to pick the proper preschool tier that meets the needs of your individual family and child and what works best for your schedule.



About Me

About Me

Miss. Merry Berry

Hey There!! My name is Miss. Merry Berry I'm an Elementary Teacher focused on teaching english through play based learning (Preschool to Grade 3) I love creating fun play based content to teach your child english through a variety of games, songs, and stories. My goal is to make learning engaging for your child and help them learn English in a positive and impactful way. You can find many useful courses, play based activities, and learning games here and on my TPT store. Want to stay informed and up to date?? Follow along on instagram!! Welcome!! Read More

Miss. Merry Berry

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