KG 1 at TIPS is marked by aggregate reinforcement of all that was introduced in PreKG along with a formal introduction to alphabet sounds and numbers through tracing using Montessori materials and small movables. Tracing is important because children are still very sensitive to touch till about 3.5 to 4 years of age. Therefore, be it letters of the alphabet or numbers they can assimilate sensorial and muscular memory impressions. The rhymes and stories at circle time get a little more vocabulary-rich and impromptu role playing based on stories narrated are encouraged to bring about confidence and social interaction skills in children. Object talk and riddles challenge children to think about things they see in their environment. Animals and nature are explored a little more in detail. The emphasis on EPL, sensorial, open-ended material play, movement and outdoor play continues.