Early learning is the foundation stone of
all education. Young children enjoy learning and have fun as they explore and discover
the world around them.
Learn as you play is the core educational philosophy of TJ & Pals. This
approach is designed around a research based, integrated curriculum which includes
literacy, math, social skills and emotional development. It is a holistic, fun based
approach specifically designed to develop STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
skills in children ages 3 to 6. At this age, STEM means teaching critical thinking, logic
and problem solving, and encouraging self-directed learning. By focusing on these skills
we will be strengthening the ability of children to progress across the entire curriculum.
TJ & Pals games and apps are being developed to meet the growing need for STEM
education across the US and follows Federal guidelines in this area.
Using the fun of game play, TJ & Pals bridges the gap between the excitement of
exploration, stimulation and achievement and the fundamentals of curriculum based
learning. All our interactive games are grounded in a unique combination of pedagogical
theory and a firm understanding of game design. They are created by a team of game based
learning experts and experienced classroom teachers.
Additionally, the adaptive nature of game play leads to individualized instruction,
which allows children to progress at their own rate. This empowers the learning experience
of all children, from gifted children to those with special needs.
By learning as they play with TJ & Pals, children ages 3 to 6 develop the effective
cognitive skills that are the foundation of education and are better prepared for moving
on to elementary school.