Your preschooler might be young, but his or her time is already precious. At this juncture, your child is gradually trading in his or her play time for classroom lessons, which means that he or she is challenged with adapting to both an education system as well as to new foreign environments. However, enrichment classes for toddlers in Singapore have been proven to impart skills, wisdoms and values that a child retains for the rest of his or her life, so choosing the right classes is of paramount importance.
Types of Enrichment Classes for 4 year olds and Below
A child’s instinct is to play, which is active and liberal learning, but he or she might be less inclined to enjoy classroom lessons, whose rigid structures are less likely to appeal to young minds. The perfect solution to this dilemma is enrolling one’s preschooler in engaging classes where he or she can enjoy open-ended learning. Here are five types of English enrichment classes for toddlers in Singapore that might entice your child with both their elements of fun as well as their inviting natures:
The ultimate springboard for preschoolers, reading workshops not only prepare their participants for primary or elementary school, they also cultivate better reading prowess within young minds. The depth of our reading skills are largely shaped in our childhood, which influences our negotiation of tasks and triumphs for the rest of our lives. Is your child reading effectively and efficiently? One’s reading skill and one’s writing proficiency, which the former of which inevitably determines the latter, are both continually crucial throughout an individual’s education and career. You can develop in your preschooler good grammar, comprehension and storytelling skills, articulation and most importantly, a love for reading through a preschool enrichment course.
Not just any writing workshop, but a comprehensive english enrichment class that incorporate creative writing can do wonders for your preschooler. While good writing skills can help your child effectively engage target readers, be it in a pivotal examination or a college application, they also improve a person’s emotional intelligence when engaging others in conversation. Most vitally, opt for a writing class that stirs a child’s imagination. Good writing comprises of numerous skills and is a lifelong work-in-progress (take it from this writer), so give your preschooler an early head start and the most enjoyable start possible, so that he or she will associate writing with joy. MindChamps’ Dean of Research and Programme Development Brian Caswell reckons that the right experience is fundamental to the development of the writer’s mindset.
Acting is a passion that needs to be tried in order to be uncovered. Preschoolers have been observed to develop a positive self-image, as well as a deeper respect for others and for themselves, as a result of attending theatre enrichment classes. The founder of the Actors Centre Australia (ACA), Dean Carey divulges that children who take part in theatre grow up more imaginative and more interested in creating, as well as exhibit better communication skills along with social and emotional intelligence. Read about what Carey, who has partnered with MindChamps to start ACA Kids, has to say about the benefits of theatre training.
Chinese Culture Appreciation
Astrophysicist Carl Sagan once famously uttered:
“You have to know the past to understand the present.”
In that respect, cultural programmes are meant to give children a better grasp of who they are and where their families come from. Multifaceted activities can help a preschooler sharpen his or her second language capabilities, and endow him or her with additional skills like calligraphy along the way. Culture appreciation classes develop within its participants a love for the arts, as well as a love for his or her own culture, through fun activities like pottery and painting, while his or her young mind is gradually making sense of the world. If your preschooler struggles with his or her mother tongue, a culture appreciation class might just be the most enjoyable solution. For instance, in MindChamps Chinese PreSchool, Chinese Culture Appreciation is a core programme where preschoolers gain an insight into China’s rich history and culture during lessons, and enjoy hands-on activities such as the clay modelling, Chinese painting and calligraphy.
Not everyone realises how much cooking refines a journeyman’s conscientiousness, awareness of one’s surroundings, emotional intelligence, multitasking capabilities and personal organisation. Cooking might not involve advanced technology or literacy, but this seeming blue-collar task is undeniably intertwined with observation, inquiry, thinking, management, communication and presentation, in that order. Gastronomy delights us and gives us a sense of self in a cultural respect, among many benefits that are elaborated under MindChamps’ Gourmet Moments.
MindChamps Preschool has mindfully put together a holistic spectrum of English enrichment classes for toddlers within its curriculum, which comprise all of the types of classes recommended above. During these sessions that are conducted by tenured experts and have been refined for optimal learning, practical life skills are imparted to participants in enjoyable and conducive ways, which will equip young people generously for school and life.