Our Activities

“Examples of activities conducted by our fully trained and highly experienced staff are adopted from a Curriculum Framework for Kindergartens in Singapore.”

 

Learning Approaches

  • Children display styles of learning in their early childhood days.
  • They discover their unique capacity in an interactive environment.
  • They learn by touch, smelling, tasting, looking, listening, and playing.
  • Children show their curiosity, persistence and problem solving abilities in activities such as manipulative play.
  • Nurturing and a variety of experiences allow children to learn about themselves and the world around them.
  • Skills such as working independently, problem solving and decision-making begin when very young children engage in activities with others. These activities will be the foundation of latter learning in history, geography, economics and civics.

Early Literacy and Language Arts

  • Creative expression is an essential for building knowledge.
  • Children begin to explore and interact with materials that provide opportunities to develop and express individual ideas, feelings and interests.
  • Speech & Drama activities promote the development of self-esteem, individuality and imagination. They can also can reflect the child’s culture and family experience.
  • Through experimenting with sounds, movement, dramatic play and their senses children communicate in ways that are uniquely their own and reveal their own learning style.
  • Appropriate materials encourage movement, dramatic, play, sensory awareness, self- expression and exploration.
  • Communication skills and literacy development play an essential role in all domains of learning.
  • An environment filled with spoken and printed language supports building children’s language skills.
  • Reading books is important, marks on a page may eventually be associated with meaning and words leading young children to imitate shapes that may begin to look like letters and numbers.
  • Early language and literacy experiences are the building blocks for lifelong learning.

Physical

Children are not only growing physically in size but are also gaining control over their bodies. All children should be introduced to both indoor and outdoor play that allows them to be involved in a variety of appropriate physical activities. Small and large muscles skills and self-help skills increase over time. Healthy and safe environment allows children freedom to move so that the can learn and grow to their potential.

Most children naturally discover and explore how to move their bodies. When given opportunities to move freely on the floor on a mat, they strengthen their limb muscles. When a toddler learns to sit or hold an item it is the foundation for later learning.

Social & Emotional

By nature, children are social beings .Social and emotional development is the key that unlocks the door of learning. When teachers develop positive, nurturing relationships with young children, the young child feels more secure in the environment and more likely to feel comfortable learning and growing.

Caring teachers make a positive lasting impression on a child on how he/she feels about him/herself. Such relationships are likely to lead to a more emotionally secure and independent child. Social development serves as the foundation for relationships that given meaning to children’s experiences at home, school and in the community.

Self and social awareness for very young children include learning about self, others and the world around them. As children are able to notice differences between themselves and others, they begin to be aware of and learn to be respectful of each other’s unique characteristics, abilities and talents. Beginning concepts can be explored with questions such as, “Who are the members of my family?”, “Who are our neighbours?”, “Where do we live?”.