"Children learn by doing.
For the four-year old, thinking is concrete. They need lots
of hands-on experiences to help them understand the
world around them. Activities are provided that invite
children to explore with all senses, rather than be
dominated by workbooks, ditto sheets, drills, and rote
Children are intrinsically motivated.
They are born learners. Frequent adult-directed activities,
drills, and rote learning can interfere with the child's
excitement in learning. It is important to set up an
environment that encourages the child's curiosity and
keeps alive that drive to learn. Parents often
underestimate the value of play. However, children learn
best through play. In play, children develop concepts
through experiences with objects and ideas that are
important to them.
Excerpted from the preschool's website