FOR CHILDREN AGED 3 TO 7MindChamps Reading Programme with Phonics Classes

MindChamps Reading with Phonics Classes sparks a deep love for reading in your child and helps him/her read with understanding.

FOR CHILDREN AGED 3 TO 7MindChamps Reading

MindChamps Reading sparks a deep love for reading in your child and helps him/her read with understanding.

Centre-based lessons for our MindChamps Reading Programme have resumed since 26 June 2020.

We have implemented a full range of safe reopening measures to protect the health of your child while he/she is attending classes at our centres.

We are also monitoring the situation closely and will respond decisively should circumstances call for alternative learning arrangements.

Thank you for your cooperation as we seek to make learning both joyful and safe.

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Raising an Avid Reader and Confident Learner

Reading is an essential skill for smooth communication, effective learning and everyday situations.

While we tend to focus on teaching children how to read in their early years, it’s equally important to ensure that they can read with understanding. This means helping your child not only sound out words, but also comprehend the meaning of words or sentences and relating them to his/her own life.

MindChamps Reading was designed with precisely this goal in mind.

Raising an Avid Reader and Confident Learner

Reading is an essential skill for smooth communication, effective learning and everyday situations.

While we tend to focus on teaching children how to read in their early years, it’s equally important to ensure that they can read with understanding. This means helping your child not only sound out words, but also comprehend the meaning of words or sentences and relating them to his/her own life.

MindChamps Reading was designed with precisely this goal in mind.

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Hitting Key Milestones with a Structured Programme

There is no hard and fast rule for how quickly a child’s reading abilities should be developing. You may be concerned, however, if your child appears to be lagging behind his/her peers of the same age. Regardless of his/her current aptitude, MindChamps Reading will help your child master essential skills to read with confidence and joy.

Instead of traditional rote learning, our reading programme focuses on developing your child’s 3 Minds (the Champion, Learning and Creative minds) to make him/her a more effective learner. This includes:

Hitting Key Milestones with a Structured Programme

There is no hard and fast rule for how quickly a child’s reading abilities should be developing. You may be concerned, however, if your child appears to be lagging behind his/her peers of the same age. Regardless of his/her current aptitude, MindChamps Reading will help your child master essential skills to read with confidence and joy.

Instead of traditional rote learning, our reading programme focuses on developing your child’s 3 Minds (the Champion, Learning and Creative minds) to make him/her a more effective learner. This includes:

Reading Programme Overview

Enrolment to our reading programme is based on your child’s reading abilities, not by his/her age. The level assigned to your child (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced) is determined through a literacy assessment that he/she will take upon enrolment.

The curriculum for each level is taught over 10 weeks, with each lesson lasting 2 hours.
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Programme Overview

Enrolment to our reading programme is based on your child’s reading abilities, not by his/her age. The level assigned to your child (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced) is determined through a literacy assessment that he/she will take upon enrolment.

The curriculum for each level is taught over 10 weeks, with each lesson lasting 2 hours.

Some of the key learning outcomes are:
Beginner
• Acquire basic reading skills such as letter recognition and sounds of the alphabet
• Understand the basic concepts of print (i.e. capital letters and punctuation)
• Learn to write his/her own name and common 3- and 4-letter words
Intermediate
• Identify digraphs and use correct grammar and punctuation when writing
• Tell stories in his/her own words
• Respond to questions and participate in discussions confidently
Advanced
• Read comprehension passages confidently
• Use correct punctuation marks, grammar structure and phrases
• Communicate ideas, feelings and information through simple short stories

Learning “How-to” strategies to actively understand information while reading

Drawing on the power of the imagination and connecting multiple perspectives to generate new ideas

Achieving the right mindset to boost reading potential

Learning “How-to” strategies to actively understand information while reading

Drawing on the power of the imagination and connecting multiple perspectives to generate new ideas

Achieving the right mindset to boost reading potential

Reading Programme Overview

Enrolment to our reading programme is based on your child’s reading abilities, not by his/her age. The level assigned to your child (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced) is determined through a literacy assessment that he/she will take upon enrolment.

The curriculum for each level is taught over 10 weeks, with each lesson lasting 2 hours.

READING PROGRAMProgramme Overview

Enrolment to our reading programme is based on your child’s reading abilities, not by his/her age. The level assigned to your child (Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced) is determined through a literacy assessment that he/she will take upon enrolment.

The curriculum for each level is taught over 10 weeks, with each lesson lasting 2 hours.

Our Curriculum

Learn more about what goes into our curriculum and how we help your child become a more confident reader.
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Complimentary Literacy Assessments

Sign your child up for one of the world’s most comprehensive and accurate measures of reading ability.
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Our Centres

Find out where our MindChamps Reading Programme is offered.
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8 Critical Aspects to Nurturing Readers for Life

Reading is a process involving a set of skills – with proficiency in phonics being just one. In our reading programme, your child will develop the following skills that will help him/her become a skilled and confident reader over time.
1. Engagement

To enjoy reading, children must be actively engaged in the process, for this will help them read aloud with rich expression. Once your child develops a love in reading, he/she will be able to tackle writing with ease.

2. Active Understanding

Your child will go through the four important areas of language: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The more your child understands how these areas work, the more he/she will be able to analyse written text and think about the meaning behind sentences. These are important skills that will benefit your child throughout the school years.

3. Narrative Intelligence and Higher-Order Thinking Skills

Narrative intelligence is the ability to generate innovative answers through sequential understanding and unique ways of asking the right questions. Our reading programme builds this skill in your child through immersive reading and theatrical strategies, which will then develop his/her higher-order thinking skills as he/she learns to ‘interact’ with written content and knowledge.

4. Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic awareness is the ability to ‘hear’ and manipulate the individual sounds of a language. For your child to improve his/her reading ability, he/she needs to learn how to hear these sounds in meaningful contexts.

Through exposure to reading activities, your child will become aware of words as individual units and develop a sense of the sounds of words as he/she writes.

5. Phonics

In our reading programme, we use our unique ‘Say & Sing Phonics’ method to help your child master the connection between symbols and sounds (phonics) by experiencing their correlation in a meaningful context.

6. Fluency

As an early reader, it is important for your child to learn and understand the natural flow and rhythm of the language. Through engaging experiences with rhyme, rhythm, repetition and songs, your child will become familiar with the language and achieve language fluency.

7. Vocabulary-Building

Knowing and understanding a huge collection of words goes a long way towards building a skilled reader in your child. With an extensive collection of e-books in MindChamps’ Read-Along app, your child will grow his/her vocabulary through stories, rhymes and alliteration, making vocabulary-building an easy and fun process.

8. Structural Awareness

Structural awareness will help your child to recognise how words in a sentence fit together. Through the sharing of conversations, stories, poems, songs and ideas verbally, your child will discover how language is constructed and be able to relate new words and phrases back to what he/she has read before.

Hear from Other Parents

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“Since Felicia started attending reading lessons at MindChamps, she has improved in the way she communicates, as well as in her pronunciation of words. More importantly, she truly enjoys attending her lessons and always looks forward to her weekly class.”   Read More

“Since Felicia started attending reading lessons at MindChamps, she has improved in the way she communicates, as well as in her pronunciation of words.

“I am especially attracted to the programme because it adopts a comprehensive approach to cultivating a child’s reading skills. More importantly, Felicia truly enjoys attending her lessons and always looks forward to her weekly class.

“The trainers at MindChamps are very professional and I am amazed at their ability to handle children, especially in getting them to settle down and pay attention in class.”

– Hong Yuqun, parent of Felicia Chin Yu Xuan

– Hong Yuqun, parent of Felicia Chin Yu Xuan

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“From a preschooler who could hardly read a complete sentence, Sonya now reads with ease just 6 months after starting the MindChamps Reading programme. The programme has also strengthened her foundation in phonics, which improved her spelling abilities tremendously.”   Read More

“We have seen tremendous progress and improvement in Sonya after enrolling her for the programmes at MindChamps.

“From a preschooler who could hardly read a complete sentence, she now reads with ease just 6 months after starting the MindChamps Reading programme. The programme has also helped to strengthen her foundation in phonics, which in turn made her really adept in spelling.”

– Bryan Lim, parent of Sonya Lim

– Bryan Lim, parent of Sonya Lim

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