Which playgroup in Yishun is better?
Parents with children between 18 months to 2 years old who are looking to enrol their child in a playgroup programme might be overwhelmed with the many playgroup choices in Yishun.
Every parent wants the best for their child but at the end of the day, it all boils down to how comfortable and secure you feel when you leave your little one at the playgroup of your choice.
For parents who are looking for an enriching environment where children are encouraged to play, learn and express themselves creatively, the playgroup programme at MindChamps PreSchool @ Yishun could be one that fits all your requirements.
Nurturing Champion learners from day one
It’s never a dull day at our playgroup in Yishun.
Starting from the early learning years in playgroup, the MindChamps foundation model emphasises on the ‘3 Minds’ that will prepare your child for the 21st century.
The Champion Mind – Celebrating your child’s uniqueness, going beyond conventional wisdom and overcoming adversity to achieve success.
The Learning Mind – Learning strategies that actively assist young learners to understand, store, recall and synthesise information and concepts.
The Creative Mind – Connecting multiple perspectives and integrating them to generate new, creative ideas.
What’s more, you can be assured that all care is taken to ensure that lessons are designed to be fun while taking into consideration the learning needs of all the children in class. For example, activities such as “Dig Me Up” are conducted to encourage children to be curious as they dig for “hidden gems” in a box full of straws and foams – while Gourmet Moments encourages children to develop their self-help skills by scooping, mixing and stirring the ingredients as they whip up and try a wide variety of food.
A smooth transition from playgroup to preschool
Sending your little one to a playgroup allows them to interact with other children of the same age. This will improve their social skills as they learn to play alongside their peers and discover the concepts of sharing and turn-taking.
Once this becomes a part of their routine, the transition to preschool will be smooth-sailing for the child.
Play-based learning outcomes in this playgroup in Yishun
MindChamps Preschool @ Yishun provides multi-sensory experiences which are incorporated in programmes such as NeuroMooves™. This programme is scientifically designed and integrated into our childcare methodology. It uses a variety of age-appropriate activities and moves (e.g. crawling in the tunnel and playing with the parachute) for children to develop spatial and body awareness, gross motor skills, musical intelligence, coordination and balance.
MindChamps’ play-based playgroup in Yishun allows kids to experience two kinds of ‘play’: free and unstructured play, as well as crafted play. Free and unstructured play gives room for kids to expand their imagination and creativity while crafted play entails guiding the children towards a learning outcome that emphasises on numeracy, language, literacy, science and social skills.
Champion values to last a lifetime
For young children, teaching them to keep away their toys and doing simple but important actions like washing their hands, staying in their seats, and saying their ”please’ and “thank you” are crucial foundational social manners.
At MindChamps, playgroup children are taught these basic skills through sharing in groups and nurturing responses to the needs and views of others. Through this process, they learn empathy, which is vital for interaction with their peers. The curriculum encompasses multi-sensory experiences with activities that will develop social awareness and empathy.
Assurance and confidence in the right playgroup
While there is no hard and fast rule in choosing a playgroup for your child, finding one with a curriculum that encompasses all the elements of learning in a safe and fun environment means parents are reassured that their child will be well taken care of.
What’s more, their journey to preschool and primary school is also made a lot smoother and hassle-free as the curriculum is thoughtfully-designed to nurture them into eager, confident learners who are ready to face the challenges that lie ahead.
Written by Jacqueline Ong
Want to learn more about why MindChamps’ playgroup programme in Yishun is voted the #1 choice* of Singapore parents?
* Identified via 1,000 independent consumer surveys (Gen Y) conducted by Influential Brands in 2017.