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MindChamps Infant Care Singapore is grounded in an understanding of how infant minds acquire language and make sense of the world.
It immerses infants (from 2 to 18 months) in a stimulating, nurturing and age-appropriate environment. This is done by utilising the key domains of the Sensory, the Motor, the Intellectual, the Linguistic, the Emotional and the Social (S.M.I.L.E.S.TM) as the foundation to develop the ‘3 Minds’ (the Champion Mind, the Learning Mind and the Creative Mind) in them.
Through the S.M.I.L.E.S.TM environment, our dedicated infant educarers are trained to identify age-appropriate learning and nurturing opportunities during the care process and to create multi-modal, multi-sensory experiences that offer children vast opportunities to learn and grow through interaction with the environment and the people around them.
Furthermore, the S.M.I.L.E.S.TM programme stresses on the inclusion of language experiences. As such, your child’s linguistic development is accelerated.
Here are some of the various experiential activities that MindChamps Infant Care educarers use to aid in a child’s linguistic development.
1. Together Time
To promote bonding, our MindChamps Infant Care Singapore educarer will put the baby face down on the stomach.
This not only releases endorphins to help the infant feel calm and contented, but in doing so, it also strengthens the baby’s stomach and back muscles to help him to crawl later on.
During this activity, the MindChamps educarer will keep up a constant monologue and name each of the things the infant touches.
She will also find rhymes for every word that she introduces to the baby to reinforce the sound.
2. Baby Swing
In this activity, our MindChamps educarer will hold the baby firmly and gently swing him to and fro as she sings and /or talks to him.
This is not just a balance activity, but the singing and speech are foundational experiences that will foster language acquisition in the infant.
Although there is a strong focus on music in many of the activities, our MindChamps educarer is expected to take time at least once a day to sing to the babies either as a group or individually.
In addition to this, each educarer will cuddle with each baby and keep up a constant conversation with some singing. This enables the infant to develop their language potential.
While the baby may not understand a word that is said, the act of speaking will help programme his auditory cortex to ‘hear’ the sounds of the language which is critical for future language acquisition and intellectual development.
4. Rambling rattle
In the initial stages, our educarer will shake a rattle in different directions to encourage the baby to look towards the sound.
Later, the rattle is replaced with the calling of the child’s name. This will prime the infant to learn to recognise adult voices, allowing him to become more receptive to acquiring language skills when he is older.
The game ‘Peek-a-Boo’ is a popular game that never grows old. Initially, it is more one-sided with the educarer covering and uncovering her face as she says ‘Peek-a-Boo’. Later, as the infant grows older, he will want to take control of the game by being the one to say ‘Peek-a-Boo’ or even introducing variations of the game by choosing to hide in different areas.
As the infant takes charge of the game, he is leading and is encouraged to speak up. Hence, this is an excellent way for him to develop his linguistic abilities.
Endless opportunities for inclusive language experiences
These are just some of the many experiential activities that our dedicated educarers carry out to provide endless opportunities for your child to acquire the necessary linguistic skills for speech development.
Our S.M.I.L.E.S.TM environment sets us apart from other infant care programmes in Singapore as it is the best infant care programme which provides an all-rounded environment for your child while you are at work.
To learn more about the process of language acquisition in babies, do check out the following video: