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My Child's First Experience Of Learning

Posted by Shafina Jaafar on March 26, 2017

At The Learning Lab, we believe education begins with nurturing the love of learning.

Every child has an innate curiosity and desire to learn about the world around him or her and, as educators, we understand the importance of keeping this curiosity alive from a young age.  

That’s why our Early Years Programme is developed to channel your child’s energy towards learning in a fun manner while building a strong foundation early on in your child’s education.

As your child begins school for the first time, he or she may face some difficulties adjusting to classroom settings and being away from you. Here are some tips and guidelines from Lee Sue Lynn, TLL’s Academic Director for the Early Years Programme, to give your child a smoother transition to school!

What Are Some Ways Of Getting My Child Used To Classroom Routines?

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Learning through play is one of the most effective ways of easing a child into his or her learning journey.

Classroom systems for preschoolers are designed to be more friendly and fun so that your child, who may be attending lessons for the first time, feels more welcomed and comfortable. Teachers use songs and games to help the young ones get used to classroom routines in an engaging manner.

At this stage, your child’s teacher plays a crucial role in ensuring that your child adjusts to classroom routines well. Children are creatures of habit – once your child is familiar with the flow of the lesson, he or she will feel more empowered and confident.

What Are The Important Skills My Child Needs For A Smooth Learning Journey?

The development of your child in the preschool years is fundamental as it lays the foundation for formal education.

For our younger students, it is really about growing their sense of curiosity, nurturing a love for the subject, and a passion for learning. Elements of play and games are infused into classes to make lessons more fun and enjoyable.

At the same time, we will also introduce hard skills such as listening, taking instructions and communicating effectively to instil confidence in your child and prepare him for the formal learning journey ahead.  

For the older students who are in the kindergarten levels, we emphasize more on honing hard skills like reading, writing and problem-solving to set them on the right course for primary school.

What Can Parents Look Forward To In TLL’s Early Years Programme?

At TLL, the focus for our Early Years curriculum is to help your child learn better, as we know that every childhas different learning needs.

Identifying Your Child’s Learning Style

For a start, our programmes expose your child to various learning styles to help him or her better grasp new concepts. A healthy balance of skills and component mastery is also introduced to your child, depending on his or her academic level.

Celebrating Your Child’s Many Firsts

We also recognise the importance of bringing out your child’s personal bests so that he or she can become a confident learner. Whether it's witnessing your child independently writing his or her name or seeing him or her construct his or her first full sentence, every achievement is celebrated at TLL.

Bringing The World Into The Classroom

To encourage curiosity in the classroom, we introduce captivating, real-world content to your child from an early age. Through our English, Math and Chinese (available from K1 onwards) lessons, we develop your child's awareness of the world through a range of topics such as Technology, World Cities and Animals. With our passionate and engaging teachers bringing each lesson to life, your child can look forward to hands-on activities and fun components that will make academics seem like play.

Our K2 students who graduate from the TLL Early Years programmes often find their transition into Primary 1 a breeze. Many of them are adequately prepared for the rigours of Primary 1, not only in terms of subject mastery, but also emotionally and mentally.

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If you are interested to speak with our enrolment specialists about our 2017 programmes, please email [email protected] or call us at 6733 8711 and we will be happy to assist.

Registration for our classes is ongoing.