Curriculum

Our approach is largely Montessori based where we methodically nurture the child to independent-learning in an orderly, pleasurable and stimulating environment.

The child utilizes a myriad of hands-on manipulatives, apparatus and materials that empower him to grasp abstract principles. He can then expound his discovery into meaningful knowledge which can be applied into many learning centres.

Practical Life helps the child perform living activities in a purposeful way by gaining control of his hand and eyes coordination through activities. It also boosts intellectual development, self-control and concentration ability – a child who focus is a happy child.

The application exercises involve Care of Self and the Environment like hand washing before meals, clearing and wiping table after meals, watering plants, sweeping floor and putting things in order.

In Grace and Courtesy exercises, the child learns to interact with others in a respectful manner, speaks softly, walks mindfully and takes care of belongings. In Control of Movement exercises, the child refines his movements through walking on the line, walking on beam and silence game.

Sensorial activities help the child to sort out impressions send by the senses. The sensorial material used are designed to bring order to the chaos that the impressions made. The child learns to discriminate, sort, compare, classify, judge and process abstract ideas into coherent information. The child will develop problem solving skills because the orderly mind is able to organize data with logical interconnections and discriminate all the random pieces of details thus expanding the intellectual matter of the thinking mind.

The desire to communicate is intrinsic in human - so we develop language. A commonly spoken language in one’s culture is integral in the thinking process. The child has to be exposed to languages from birth in order to comprehend others and to make himself understood. With this in mind, we place great emphasis on creating an interactive environment where the child will speak and be spoken to.

Brian Butterworth, author of The Mathematical Mind, believes that babies less than a week old have the core ability to recognize quantity or groupings of the same amount. If a child does not experience mathematical concepts during the sensitive period from birth to 6 years, it is very difficult for the child to grasp mathematics in the future due to undeveloped numeric mind.

 

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