Preschool Preparatory Programme

Fun with ABC, at the tender age of 3!

“How is your child’s colouring ability?”

This seemingly innocuous question actually hides a bigger set of truth if your know how to interpret it. Good colouring skills are, in fact, a sign of good control of fine motor skills. The implication here is that if your child has good control of their ability to hold a colouring crayon, then they will correspondingly have good handwriting, which means they can present their work well to the examiners in a test. This also inculcates discipline in young kids, such that they understand and do as per requirement, and not however they like it to be. So next time, don’t forget to ask your child to colour nicely and realistically, to help them gain an earlier understanding of our world:)

Components Include:

1.) Accurate colouring

Here we teach discipline in the form of accurate colouring. A further desired effect is that the child will learn that good handwriting is important and will try their best to write it properly.

2.) Recognition of alphabets

“C vs c – Whats the difference?”

“Upper and lower case, of course”, you say. But do you know that to a child there is no difference, especially if you teach it separately? Here at MSLF, we teach our kids to recognise, differentiate and write these similar looking alphabets correctly.

3.) Neat and symmetrical handwriting

“It does not matter, my teacher can still understand”

“It is a waste of time to ask me to write lines of alphabets, and I will not do it properly”

These are 2 common thoughts that teenagers have, by the time they are old enough to improve their handwriting on their own. The resulting effect is that they will not try to improve their handwriting. Handwriting is best taught at a young age; the far reaching effects of good handwriting is in fact frequently underestimated.

4.) Basic phonics

The basic sounds of the letters are taught at this age, and this helps them in their reading abilities once they reach the Sight Reading classes. Knowing the sounds will help them to become more fluent readers, and this helps to boosts their confidence level in talking to others.

5.) Story reading with moral values

During story reading, the child is taught to understand what is being read, through the use of role playing, actions and other interactive activities to stimulate the child’s thinking abilities. These stories also teaches the child about moral values, such as being obedient to parents and sharing their toys among many others.

This fun activity also breaks the more tedious task of writing and gives the child a fun activity to look forward to in every lesson!

6.) Craft work

These craft works are based on the stories read to the child and in the process of creating their own craft pieces, the child gains a more in depth understanding of the stories, and this furthers enhances the listening comprehension component of Story reading.

Class Information:

Age 3 onwards – Please ensure your child is toilet trained, can hold the pencil properly and does not have separation anxiety:)

Maximum of 8 child per class (Depends on the abilities of all the children in the class)

1.5 hours per session, twice a week

Timetable

Tue – Fri           : 2:30pm – 4:00pm, 4.30pm – 6.00pm, 7.30pm – 9.00pm

Sat                    : 9:30am – 11:00am, 12:00nn – 1:30pm, 2:00pm – 3:30pm, 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Note: Not all time slots are available, as classes may have started already. Please call (6288 8362) to find out!