Your child's first year of school will be filled with many fantastic moments as it is a time of social, emotional, physical, and intellectual development.
In preschool, we provide many opportunities for your child to learn through play activities, such as story time, mixed play, and gym activities with plasticine. Your child will be able to gain knowledge and important skills through play and creative activities. Building blocks and paper drawings are not just for fun, they are learning tools for problem solving and self-expression.
Preschool is the most ideal social environment for your child to develop positive relationships with peers and build self-esteem. It is also a time for your child to begin developing skills that will help him or her learn. If your child feels confident and understands that mistakes are part of the learning process, they will become curious learners in the future and confident learners for life.
Communication and Language
As a preschooler, your child will begin to expand their English vocabulary through poems, songs, and pictures from books. They will begin to develop their listening skills and be able to read books independently in the literature corner. Your child will begin to understand and respond to simple instructions such as "where's your coat?" or "what would you like to play with?" They will begin to develop communication skills with adults and peers.
Numbers and counting
At school, teachers will encourage your child to count by singing a variety of fun songs, such as 5 Little Ducks and Ten Green Bottles. They will show you how to count objects and toys using 1:1 matching. When your toddler begins to arrange the toys in size order, they will be taught proper math terminology and proportions. Children this age do not need to know numbers, but will be able to represent numbers on their fingers and through labeling.
At home, we see numbers all around us: in books, on food, and on television programs. You can try asking your child to identify them and count common things together, such as the stairs you climb, the pencils in the box and the blocks on the floor. You can ask your child, "How many boxes of cereal are in the cupboard?" or "How many oranges are left in the bag?"
Fine motor skills
At school, your child will develop the strength in their hands to use one-handed tools such as scissors. Because they develop better hand and eye coordination, they will begin to draw and color using paints, brushes, and glue.
At home, be sure to give your child plenty of large pencils, markers, and plenty of opportunities to draw. You can also use plastic materials to help develop your child's fine motor skills.
Communication and sharing
At school, children should share and cooperate, work together and take turns, participate in group activities, and follow simple instructions.
At home, develop your child's social skills by organizing playdates, visiting playgroups, and visiting social places like parks, malls, and playgrounds. At home, be consistent about the simple rules your child has to follow, like making the bed or putting away toys.