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, storytellers through fostering an enjoyment in children of being read quality children’s literature that is brought to life in an engaging and interactive manner.
Developed by Brian Caswell, our Dean of Research & Programme Development, MindChamps Reading & Writing is incorporated into our curriculum from Nursery Two to Kindergarten Two. The programme is designed to not only enhance your child’s ability to read and write, but to also instill a Champion mindset for confidence and higher order thinking.
Apart from the in-class literacy activities, one of the key highlights of the MindChamps Reading & Writing is the collection of e-Books which is specially crafted to deepen your child’s love of reading. Easily accessible through the ‘Read-Along’ mobile app, this cultivates strong bonding moments between you and your child at home through stories that encompass a catchy song, an interactive reading and listening experience, as well as the integrated phonics activities.
With regard to Natural Literacy which is incorporated into the curriculum for Playgroup to Nursery One, the programme is designed to provide an experiential and natural language learning environment to enhance your child’s listening and speaking skills. The programme also looks at instilling a Champion mindset for confidence in the young children.
Enquiry Teaching & Learning™ encourages an active learning and thinking approach through which the children construct meaning from experience about the social and physical world that surrounds them.
The MindChamps 3-Mind Education Model – the Champion Mind, the Learning Mind and the Creative Mind – focuses on the life-long learning skills that will prepare children for success in a rapidly-changing world, which will demand innovative thinking, effective communication, creativity and problem-solving.
Enquiry Teaching & Learning™ is demonstrated by wondering, exploring and investigating (collecting data), classifying, analysing, synthesising and theorising of enquiry theme topics based on observed children’s interests. Children’s developing theories are applied and verified or modified, by expressing their ideas in a variety of mediums through crafted play and reflection within their integrated teaching and learning experiences.
These strategies lead children to see several possible pathways to the final answer. Children learn to focus on the ‘how’ (process) of arriving at the answer – as opposed to simply memorising the algorithm (conventional method) for reaching the answer.
Fun numeracy activities which involve learning about numeracy in the everyday environment lead children to understand the logic of numbers, number structures, patterns and other basic mathematical concepts. Children also develop their own written and verbal language responses to number facts and relationships.
This programme focuses on developing and enhancing your child’s Chinese language communication skills, particularly in listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Through fun and interactive lessons, your child will be exposed to drama, games, rhymes, chants, songs, music and movement to deepen his/her understanding of the elements of the Chinese language.
With practice and a lot of encouragement, your child will be empowered with the confidence to communicate in Chinese in his/her day-to-day life.
Your child will take their first critical step to speaking, reading and writing confidently in Malay in this fun and experiential programme. Set in an engaging and encouraging environment, your child will experience the language through stories, songs, rhymes, picture books, fingerplays, puppets and games. With activities that develop phonemic awareness of consonants, vowels and Suku Kata, they will be nurtured to understand, use and enjoy the Malay language.