and Accurate Literacy Assessment
Develop the "twin mindsets"of a Champion Reader & Writer for Life
The MindChamps Reading & Writing Programme is developed by global early childhood literacy experts. Brian Caswell is one such expert leading the team. Brian has more than 40 years of success in the areas of education and literacy. The programmes are designed to not only greatly enhance your child’s ability to read and write, but to also instill a champion mindset for confidence and higher order thinking. Unlike other programmes, MindChamps Reading & Writing Programme does not encourage rote learning or tutoring methods. This will prepare your Champ to take on the MOE curriculum with confidence.
Breaking away from the limitations of rote learning, our programme focuses on developing your Champ’s 3 key areas for effective cognitive learning:
- Learning Mind – Your Champ will learn practical “How-to” strategies and techniques to help him/her actively understand, store, recall, and synthesise information and concepts to read and write better.
- Creative Mind – By learning how to use his/her imagination and connecting multiple perspectives to generate new ideas, your champ will develop more love and passion to become a better reader and writer.
- Champion Mind – Mastery for a skilled and confident reader & writer requires having the right mindset, as well as emotional resilience towards achieving the goal of strong literacy. Your Champ will learn the right attitude and habits to help boost his/her potential to excel in reading and writing well.
The MindChamps Reading & Writing Programme was created with outstanding standards in accordance with the MindChamps guidelines for quality – the ChampionGold Standard. The ChampionGold Standard is applied throughout MindChamps programmes, from preschool to enrichment programmes.
Our MindChamps Reading & Writing Experts
MindChamps Reading is the brainchild of the expert team led by Brian Caswell. Brian has over 35 years of success in education and literacy and is a renowned authority in developing learning, literacy and creativity programmes globally.
Brian Caswell is a highly respected international author, has written over 100 Reading Books, 110 phonics books for young children, more than 50 novels and including The Art of Communicating with Your Child and The 3-Mind Revolution.
Learning to read and write are two essential skills in which we need to be proficient. Our entire education needs to show how we are skilled and confident readers and writers. Research shows that young children who attend enrichment experiences beyond regular school will advance beyond peers, staying ahead through school (Einstein Never Used Flash Cards, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek and Roberta Michnick Golinkoff).Once the foundation for reading is established, the ability to write well naturally follows. There are hundreds of reading and writing programmes in the market, but what sets MindChamps apart from the rest? In life, we say it is not what you know but who you know that gets you ahead. In education, we say it is not what you do, but how you do it that makes all the difference.
My child will learn the skills of reading and writing when they start formal education.
Sad to say, this is far from the truth because the best time to develop your child’s reading and writing abilities should actually be as young as during his/her toddler years. At this stage, your child will undergo great cognitive, emotional and social development. This provides great opportunity to develop their love for reading, which will naturally progress into their ability to write later.
Flashcards can be a useful learning tool to help your child improve memory through repetition. Although your child may be able to read the words on the flashcards, it does not necessarily mean he/she understands the meaning of the word due to absence of context. This only sets up a potential roadblock in his/her ability to write later on.
Experts worldwide agree that reading is a process involving a number of key skills – with proficiency in phonics being just one. Phonics, when learnt in isolation, does not serve your child well in his/her ability to understand what he/she is reading. Instead, it requires an integrated approach that blends graphemes and phonemes within the body of text. For example, it is about putting the ph in phantom.
In fact, building a strong literacy rate in your child is one of the most essential skills that will determine his/her overall academic success, as well as life in general. Besides English language, other subjects like Mathematics and Science also require skilled ability in reading, comprehending and writing to score well in exams.
MindChamps Reviews By Happy Parents
After attending MindChamps Reading, my son is more confident of himself speaking in groups and in front of his peers – his shyness is gone. We have also been reading together every night before his bedtime. This has become our bonding time, especially since I’m working during the day.
Be it reading, speaking or writing, MindChamps Reading definitely helps him in a way which I can’t do by myself at home.
Parent of Xavier Chua
Brandon has not only improved his English writing skills but also his thinking skills as well. I believe that his ability to comprehend written words and sentences comes from the way the MindChamps Writing Programme had structured its writing exercises. The way in which the trainers at MindChamps conducts its lessons for children encourages them to want to learn and this has created a positive learning experience for Brandon.
Mr Peter Lee
Parent of Brandon Lee
Our son is now receptive to writing and is able to comprehend texts better. He is more vocally expressive and highly sensitive to the print environment. We can see that he has grown more confident in decoding new words in books and on signages wherever he goes. He always looks forward to the MindChamps Reading lessons and enjoys immersing himself in the interactive, dramatic and engaging world of stories and has not only improved his English writing skills but also his thinking skills as well. I believe that his ability to comprehend written words and sentences comes from the way the MindChamps Writing Programme had structured its writing exercises. The way in which the trainers at MindChamps conducts its lessons for children encourages them to want to learn and this has created a positive learning experience for Brandon.
Parents of Kayden Chee
Through the MindChamps Writing Programme, Jovan has gained more confidence in his speech and become more imaginative in his writing. His teacher Phyllis has definitely made an impact on his improvement. She also has been encouraging Jovan to read more books during his free time.
Parent of Jovan Png