Children learn in many different ways. They take in the information: through their ears (auditory), through their eyes (visual), through touch (tactile) and through body movements (kinaesthetic). While some do best with information they hear. Others may find it easier to learn by seeing something. In multisensory learning, children engage with the material using all of their senses: touching, seeing, hearing and movement. If a child learns something using more than one sense, the information is more likely to stay with him. Multisensory learning helps children tap into their learning strengths to make connections and form memories. In addition, it allows them to use a wider range of ways to show what they’ve learned. And by providing multiple ways to learn, multisensory learning gives every child a chance to succeed.
Occupational therapy is a profession that specialise in sensory integration technique. This parenting talk will explore the various sensory systems and explain the important roles they play in children’s learning. Through this talk, you will gain a better idea of how our senses work and how this information is organized and interpreted.
Parents who are keen to participate in their children's growth,you are cordially invited to attend our Parenting Talk.
Talk is complimentary.
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The Gifted Mind Frobel Gifts – Enhancing Children’s IQ
Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) is a three-step instructional approach that has been found to be highly effective in teaching math concepts. The Concrete stage is known as the “doing” stage and involves physically manipulating objects to solve a math problem. For example, when learning about a square, the teacher will get the child to hold, touch and feel a square puzzle found in Frobel Gift 7.
The Pictorial stage is the “seeing” stage and involves using images to represent objects to solve a math problem. The final step in this approach is called the abstract stage. For example, the child will look at a picture of a square and use sticks to form the outline of a square.
The Abstract stage is known as the “symbolic” stage and involves using only numbers and symbols to solve a math problem. CPA is a gradual systematic approach. Each stage builds on to the previous stage and therefore must be taught in sequence. For example, when a child is asked how many sides does a cube have.
THE RESILIENT HEART
Frobel preschool Singapore adopts the Thematic Approach to educate children on environmental and cultural awareness. As a 21st century child, the child needs to be exposed to a variety of general and environmental knowledge to cultivate sensitivity towards diversity. Global awareness is not just a knowledge of geography, speaking another language and having travelled the world. Skills such as patience and the ability to wait and watch before rushing to conclusions or decisions have clear links to global success, and are among top skills identified by many researchers as being crucial to a global mindset.
Curiosity and the ability to question ‘what’, ‘why’ and ‘how’ things work as the most essential disposition needed for developing a global mindset. This makes intuitive sense: a child has to be curious and interested in the world before being motivated to learn about it. The ability to carefully listen and observe is essential for learning new information, as well as being able to understand and relate to people around you. Having these skills leads to empathy and flexibility, two more critical soft skills identified as important to a global mindset. In order to develop competency in our 21st century child, we strongly believe in fostering resilience so that children can overcome adversity with courage and skills.
THE AGILE BODY
Integrating Montessori Practical Life Skills & Physical Activities
Montessori Practical Life activities are the activities of everyday life that is integrated into our Frobel curriculum to help the child gain control in the coordination of his movement, and gain independence. The purpose and aim of integrating Montessori Practical Life Skill is because Practical Life Exercises aid the growth and development of the child’s intellect and concentration to help the child develop an orderly way of thinking. The child observes these activities in the environment and gains knowledge through the real experience of how to accomplish life skills in a purposeful way. Hence, Practical Life Skills is essential in developing children’s fine motor skills when preparing children, a strong foundation for writing and mathematical concepts.
As sports plays an important role in improving the physical and mental health of children, Frobel Preschool provides a wide variety of movement activities in preparing children for an active and enriching lifestyle. Broad categories of possible activities include physical fitness, basic motor skills, dance and music, individual and group activities, and cooperative games. Physical fitness may involve simple stretching, bending, twisting, and other body movements. Some imaginative activities such as bear walking or other animal walks can encourage movements created by the child.
Founded in 2000, Buttercups Montessori Kindergarten is a Ministry of Education registered kindergarten that provides preschool education for children from 18months to 6 years old. The three Buttercups Kindergarten centres at Namly Place, Pasir Panjang and Rochester Mall are a subsidy of the Frobel Preschool Group.