Our Playgroup class is an adult-accompanied programme which allows children to be exposed to Mandarin at a young age.
Learning weapon of choice: Interactive Play, Music & Movement, Handicraft.
CAPTURE THIS CRITICAL PERIOD FOR LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
Scientific research shows that our brains are optimised for language acquisition between the ages of 6 months and 4 years old. Between the ages of 6 months to 18 months, most toddlers can only babble or say 1-syllable words. Our Playgroup programme starts from 18 months when toddlers are able to say 2-syllable-words because a structured programme is the most beneficial at this stage.
SENSORY STIMULATION AND BRAIN DEVELOPMENT
From 18 months to 3 years old, a child relies on his/her right brain to learn as left brain functions are not as developed at this age. Hence, sensory stimulation is a great way for children to learn and build neural connectivity. Our programme optimises language acquisition during this golden age through activities that stimulate your child’s senses and brain development. The activities we have planned for your child appeals to their curiosity, arouses their senses, encourages creativity, improves their dexterity and helps him/her build a sense for the Chinese language and how it is structured:
- Interactive Play
- Music & Movement （+ Parent-Child Bonding）
- Knock! Knock! Magic Box
- Handicraft （+ Parent-Child Bonding）
PARENT-CHILD BONDING & DEVELOPMENT OF SOFT SKILLS
As an added bonus, our Playgroup also facilitates parent-child bonding and the development of social skills:
- Quality time with your child
o Children who have a secure relationship attachment are able to feel happier, learn well, make friends, and manage their emotions. This helps them grow into emotionally stable and satisfied adults.
- Interaction with other children
o Research shows that between the ages of 2 and 3 is the best time for a child to learn social skills. Our programme facilitates interaction with other children in class, allowing your child to pick up on social cues and learn to integrate into a mini society.