A wide range of quality literature is provided, and children have the opportunity to read for their own interest, pleasure and general knowledge. Fun with Language ™ is specially designed to create highly successful future readers, writers, and storytellers through fostering an enjoyment in children of being read quality children’s literature that is brought to life in an engaging and dynamic manner.
Our Enquiry Teaching and Learning™ approach encourages an active learning and thinking mindset through which the children construct meaning from experiences about the social and physical world that surround them. Through this approach we foster the children’s curiosity through crafted learning experiences. Enquiry Teaching and Learning™ is demonstrated by wondering, exploring and investigating (collecting data), classifying, analysing, synthesising and theorising. Their developing theories are applied and verified or modified, by expressing their ideas in a variety of mediums through play and reflection.
Numeracy Strategies™ are developed within the program through physical grouping and counting exercises, musical Pre-Numeracy exercises, the physical manipulation of numbers and groups, shapes, and patterns, and through calculating and experimenting with combinations of money denominations by participating in ‘real life’ money calculation exercises. The latest research demonstrates that the developing minds of younger children grasp the complexities of the world through experience, experiment and understanding, and the MindChamps International PreSchool approach is ideally suited to help these young minds make the necessary connections to build an understanding of numerical concepts.
The S.M.I.L.E.S™ methodology is at the heart of the MindChamps curriculum. It provides for a nurturing and safe space for children to develop holistically through engaging and experiential classroom activities.
The acronym S.M.I.L.E.S™ stands for: Sensory, Motor (Music and Movement), Intellectual, Linguistic, Emotional and Social. It is a principle which acknowledges that brains, in their formative stages, need all aspects of the mind to be stimulated simultaneously – and that all activities (even the most mundane) contain the potential for providing experiences that engage all of the S.M.I.L.E.S™ elements.
By constantly focusing on the creation of S.M.I.L.E.S™ activities (or the expansion of existing ones to encompass the S.M.I.L.E.S™ methodology), the MindChamps teacher or ‘educarer’ becomes a potent source of age-appropriate stimulation for a mind hungry for the building-blocks of intellect.
The MindChamps Education and Life Philosophy of 100% RESPECT, Zero Fear nurtures children to become young Champions, distinguishable by the following 10 Attributes: