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New Concepts To Learning

It is necessary to get our children the quality education that they need. Over time, the concepts of education have changed, which has been beneficial. It is a no brainer that parents always know what is best for their child. The kindergartens in Singapore take things up a notch in providing value education. Let us look at some of the concepts that were not prevailing earlier but have proven to help children of the present day be ready for the future.

The Basics

Children are taught to be accountable to authoritative figures aside from their parents. Making friends and expressing themselves in a classroom setting works wonderfully.

Reading

Learning the letters of the alphabet, along with pronouncing them is key to the formative education system. Word awareness and nursery rhymes make the little ones ready to read more than you ever imagined!

Writing

Children are taught how to write simple words. They are taught sentence construction by beginning a sentence with a capital letter and using lowercases for the rest. Numerals are taught at the time, thereby  developing motor skills of the child.

Math

Learning how to count and recognise numbers with the medium of visual props piques the interest of a child. Basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and division are taught at Our Juniors, paving the way for regular school.

Technology

Practically every child today knows how to use a smart phone. Using this medium, by imparting wisdom in the form of gaming and other features, gears the attention span of a child.

Science

Topics pertaining to parts of the body and the senses, personal and dental hygiene, weather conditions, nutrition plants and animal life are covered. In teaching a group of children, through experimentation and observation without extensive lab work gears children and helps them learn better.

A variety of kindergartens in Singapore encourage bilingual learning that enables children. Children automatically respond to new sounds and nothing can get them more curious than something that is different to what they are used to. Aside from these necessities, children are taught social niceties and the art of responding to a firm tone.

Saying please and thank you is a part of the system. After the kindergarten year, the child will know how to spell, write, read, and calculate. S/he will know the different months of the year, days of the week and count numbers from one to hundred. The new concepts may seem a wee bit too much to parents, but it is a necessity today.

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Signs of a good nursery school

As a parent, you may be in a quandary as to how to choose a pre nursery in Singapore. Only if you know the signs of a good nursery school, will it be easy for you to make an informed choice. Let us have a look.

People should have a good opinion about the school

The ambiance in a good nursery school should be friendly and welcoming. Do not hesitate to ask the school to provide you with the details of their current students and their parents so you can contact them and inquire if the school enjoys a good reputation. Talk to them with an open mind because there may be parents who may have formed a negative opinion and there may be others who talk positively about the school. It is for you to use your good judgment to determine if the school really enjoys a good reputation among parents. The number of people who praise the school should be more than the few who talk ill about it.

Established and workable rules

Though the pre nursery you are trying to choose may have put in place certain rules, these rules should not be cut and dried. For example, the pre nursery you choose should allow you to pick up and drop your child at flexible hours. Of course, you should use this concession only during emergencies.

Similarly, the school should implement its sick-child policy strictly. They should not allow children with certain illnesses to attend classes until the kids recover completely. A good nursery school will insist that their employees as well as students have regular immunizations and periodical health checkups.

A curriculum that is stimulating

A good nursery school should stimulate your child so well that the child should be eager to go to the school. There should be plenty of sports and playful activities that may stimulate the growth of children. Similarly, children should be allowed to relax. Other activities like story telling, group activities, socializing, etc., should also form a part of the curriculum. A good pre nursery in Singapore should adjust the teaching strategies according to the learning abilities of children.

If the school is supplying lunch to the children, check if the food contains the required nutrients.

Qualified and caring staff

Check if the nursery school you are considering has qualified and caring staff. Nursery school teachers should know about childhood development and should have been trained to handle emergency situations.

Clean and safe facilities

A good nursery school should have a clean and safe ambiance. Play equipment, toys, etc., should be regularly checked and maintained properly so they can be used safely.