Learning Chinese does more than boost one’s literacy skills – it also enables you to explore the origins of one of the most ancient cultures of the world.
Studies have shown that bilingualism helps children gain better long term cognitive outcomes. Not only will they be more creative and flexible, their memory, attention span and language skills will improve as well.
If you are looking to provide and build a strong foundation in the Chinese language for your children, attending a Chinese kindergarten such as MindChamps Chinese PreSchool might be a great choice to help you work towards this goal. Read on to know more about the MindChamps Chinese PreSchool curriculum and how lessons are conducted with an exciting twist at MindChamps Chinese PreSchool @ Thomson.
MindChamps Chinese Kindergarten Curriculum
The unique MindChamps curriculum is based on the application of the S.M.I.L.E.S.™ environment, which brings together research and development in Neuroscience, Child psychology and Theatre. Here, the Sensory, Motor, Intellectual, Linguistic, Emotional and Social aspects of preschoolers are developed to give them the best head start in early childhood education.
By infusing the Chinese language into MindChamps’ unique curriculum, this Chinese kindergarten offers a nurturing and positive Chinese speaking learning environment, where children will be exposed and immersed in the Chinese language and culture. Most of the core and enrichment programmes at MindChamps Chinese PreSchool will be effectively bilingual, as this cultivates a love of learning Chinese in preschoolers and inspire their curiosity, while helping them meet the bilingual academic requirements of the primary school curriculum.
A Closer Look at MindChamps Chinese PreSchool @ Thomson
Situated in the heart of Novena and Thomson district, MindChamps Chinese PreSchool @ Thomson is located on level 2 of the SLF Podium along Thomson Road. This Chinese playgroup provides children with unlimited opportunities to explore, play and grow within a spacious learning space which spans approximately 10,000 square feet.
The centre is fully equipped with facilities such as an indoor gym, a dedicated area for music appreciation, a specially designed gourmet space and the Chinese cultural appreciation area, which offers a comfortable learning environment for your children.
Outdoor Learning Made Fun!
The benefits of outdoor play and learning for children are manifold. Participation in outdoor learning can affect a child’s ability to think creatively and solve problems effectively, which in turn develops their cognitive skills.
At MindChamps Chinese PreSchool @ Thomson, outdoor play and learning are incorporated in the daily lesson plans, as the centre opens up to a spacious outdoor area at the SLF compound. Here, children get to enjoy the following activities outdoors on a daily basis:
At this Chinese kindergarten, nature walks are planned according to the lesson theme of that term. For example, to relate to the theme of sound, teachers will take the children for a walk to identify the sounds that they hear around the premises, and look out for colours and shapes around them while appreciating the best that nature has to offer.
The MindGym activities offered at MindChamps PreSchool centres are designed to help preschoolers to work on their gross motor skills and learn valuable social skills such as turn-taking. Some of the MindGym activities that preschoolers at MindChamps Chinese PreSchool @ Thomson have enjoyed outdoors include:
- Relay races
- Balancing props on their heads
- Sorting rubber hoops and cones according to colour
- Tackling challenging obstacle course
To make the most of the outdoor space available, celebrations of special occasions are also carried out in the centre’s outdoor area. Some recent highlights include a lantern walk with the preschoolers and their parents during the mid-autumn festival and a fun outdoor picnic.
Want to find out more?
As outlined above, these are just some ways how preschoolers are engaged in learning at MindChamps Chinese PreSchool @ Thomson. The friendly staff and teachers at the centre warmly welcomes you and your family to head down for a visit to find out more about the MindChamps Chinese PreSchool curriculum and check out the outdoor learning area.