Toddlers learn using their senses through taste, touch, vision, hearing and smelling. Playing and learning becomes natural for them as they learn and develop. It helps to build self-worth by giving a child a sense of his or her own abilities and to feel good about themselves. Because it’s fun, children often become very absorbed in what they are doing. The toddlers in Playgroup will be given many opportunities to practice developing their skills under the teacher’s loving supervision. Providing children with a range of activities will help them learn in a number of ways.
Our ECDA-licensed preschools welcome children from 18 months to 6 years old. Our carefully devised programmes incorporate age-appropriate activities to holistically develop the children.
Nursery 1 children are naturally imaginative and will happily talk away to someone on their toy phone or drive the sofa to the shops, and this creativity should be actively encouraged! This play develops their imaginations which are closely linked to intellectual development.
Encouraging them to explore outdoor play is extremely beneficial and necessary for their development. Outdoor play helps them learn lots about the everchanging environment and gives them the opportunity to use their whole body and develop their gross motor skills. It can meet their multi-sensory needs and can give them a love for the outdoors. Whether it is messy play, creative or role play, it is an essential part of learning.
Providing Nursery 2 children with opportunities for play provides so much more than just a few minutes of ‘fun’. Play also allows children to relax, let off steam, develop social skills such as concentration and co-operation, encourages the development of the imagination, develops motor skills and teaches self-expression.
It's important that learning is fun at this age. It needs to be about doing things with them that they like. They might find unusual ways of doing things. Show them how things work and allow them to explore. The Nursery 2 children work programme is divided into a few ‘Fun’ activities, which includes introduction to early academic and skills.
Exploring and experimenting creates Adventure. Play is very important to a child's development; it is an integral part of a child's Early Years Foundation Stage and supports their learning journey too. Our Kindy 1 children can develop many skills through the power of play. They may develop their language skills, emotions, creativity and social skills. Play helps to nurture imagination and give them a sense of adventure. Through this, they can learn essential skills such as problem solving, working with others, sharing and much more.
Introducing age appropriate activities helps the Kindy 2 to learn and hit their milestones. These activities invite Play and Adventure. Playing helps their brain to develop and for their language and communication skills to mature. Through play and with the use of educational toys and, well planned curriculum, lessons will be fun and enjoyable. The Kindy 2 nurture different skills they need in their life such as problem solving and learning cause and effect. They learn how to play with others through compromise, conflict resolution and sharing. They nurture their creativity and imagination and discover their independence and positive self-esteem.
Our Kindy’s will also be introduced to the MOE curriculum framework which will assists in the smooth transition to formal schooling which aims to develop children to become life-long learners by helping them acquire the necessary skills, knowledge and dispositions for Primary.