2. Numeracy Skills
Before beginning with simple maths, students at kindergartens in Singapore will first be taught to recognise, count and write objects up to a specific number, for instance, 20. After familiarising with the numerals, kindergarteners will learn simple addition and subtraction with small numbers. Meanwhile, some parents practise counting with their child at home, in order to help them achieve their kindergarten goals. At kindergarten, children are also taught to tell time. It is vital for children to grasp the basic concepts of time through their daily activities, such as going to school at 7am, having dinner at 6pm, and sleeping at 9pm. This enables them to determine the time of day-to-day events to the nearest hour.
3. Motor Skills and Spatial Awareness
Kindergarten curriculum will also include identification of common shapes like circle, rectangle, triangle and square. Your child will learn to differentiate each shape and be able to describe them. This eventually helps them to sort and classify objects by shape, size, and colour. Recognising and describing shapes involves activities such as drawing, tracing, and manipulating objects. The process requires precise hand-eye coordination and control, which are fundamental aspects of fine motor skills. Generally, children are encouraged to organise their toys during a lesson. For instance, they may need to collect same-size blocks into a pile, or arrange Legos by colours.
No doubt, lessons taught in kindergartens pave the way for your child’s future learning journey. In addition, the role of “play” at an early age should not be underestimated as well. The Schoolhouse by Busy Bees is well aware of how a good programme should encapsulate opportunities for growth through play and fun activities. That is why an inquiry-embedded play based approach has been established. We believe that through play, children observe, explore, and eventually be inspired to ask, wonder, and find solutions when they encounter a problem, boosting critical thinking from a young age. On the other hand, there are also distinctive learning programmes available at The Schoolhouse by Busy Bees, such as the Maker House and Musical Tankers, preschool enrichment classes, which are equally beneficial for your child.
The Schoolhouse by Busy Bees operates 17 preschools and 5 infant care centres in Singapore. We are always ready to deliver a joyful learning experience for your children to realise their fullest potential. Give us a call today if you wish to nurture your little one to become a global minded citizen in this 21st century.