Discovering the joys of learning
MindChamps PreSchool’s unique curriculum ensures that any child who is enrolled in the programme gets to experience a wide variety of activities that will ignite their sense of curiosity and allow them to grow and discover the joys of learning from a young age.
Let’s use our five senses!
For MindChamps PreSchool @ West Coast Plaza, the kindergarten near Clementi has found a unique way to allow the Champs to use their five senses to explore and learn about the world around them. One of the ways is through sensory play – which is crucial to brain development.
Here, we feature the highlights of the Champs sensorial learning journey as they explored the animal kingdom.
Frog farm visit
Champs visited a frog farm recently which was a good opportunity to explore their world through ‘sensory play’ in the great outdoors.
Champs learnt about the life cycles of a frog and got to touch and ‘catch’ tadpoles. Picking up and touching things are part of sensory play – apart from smelling, tasting and hearing them.
Through their visit to the frog farm, the Champs brought back tadpoles and frogs to rear in the classroom.
The life cycle of a butterfly
Learning about the life cycle of a butterfly was indeed a wonderful learning opportunity for the Champs. Not only did they get to observe the caterpillars, the Champs also participated in the release of the butterflies after they had morphed from their pupa. This is all thanks to a volunteer from Bukit Panjang Butterfly Garden, who graciously brought along caterpillars for our Champs to observe.
To bring the learning journey to another level, teachers read “The Hungry Caterpillar” to our Kindergarten Champs and got them to dramatise the life cycle of a butterfly during the lesson.
They imagined how a caterpillar crawls and then changes to a chrysalis before finally becoming a butterfly.
Dramatic play is an integral part of a well-rounded preschool education as it helps to promote creativity in children.
Spot the stick insect
By now, our brave Champs have been exposed to frogs and the butterflies – so it’s time to bring out the stick insect.
A stick insect presents many teaching opportunities for our curious Kindergarten Champs.
Although a common insect, they are rarely seen. By coming up-close to the stick insect, our Champs got to learn about insect camouflage.
With MindChamps’ philosophy of 100% Respect and Zero Fear, Kindergarten Champs were introduced to the insect world and taught to love and respect all living things.
Learning never gets dull for Champs at this kindergarten near Clementi when they bring nature into the classroom.