(18 to 36 months)
According to early childhood scientific research, sensory play for toddlers is extremely crucial because it builds nerve connections in the brain’s pathways, which lead to the child’s ability to complete more complex learning tasks. Not only that, sensory play supports language development, cognitive growth, fine and gross motor skills, problem solving skills, and social interaction. In addition, this type of play aids in developing and enhancing memory, which is critical to the child’s ability to learn naturally. Unknown to many parents, sensory play is also great for calming an anxious or frustrated child, hence aiding the the socio-emotional growth of the child.
This 2018, due to popular demand from young parents for our parent-accompanied programmes, we, the team at Dreamkids Kindergarten (Singapore), our parent organisation, unveils our School For Tots, specialising in the holistic development of children of ages between 18 to 36 months.
While Dreamkids Kindergarten (Singapore) offers our regular drop-off nursery and kindergarten programmes for children aged 3 to 6 years old, Dreamkids' School For Tots offers a series of enrichment programmes consisting of parent-accompanied classes, 3-hour drop off programme as well as flexi drop-off programmes in an interactive, safe and happy learning environment, indulging our little ones with a rich variety of experience through sensory play to positively stimulate their senses that will lay the crucial foundation for success in the future.
Our expert team of professional and happy early childhood educators will guide parents and children through a purposeful learning journey, where children learn through sensory play, music and movement (Kindermusik ABC & Me), gym, storytelling, cookery and creative expressions. In addition, get ready for the many opportunities for outdoor learning, such as Phonics by the Beach, where parents and children learn phonics together while enjoying the sun, sand and sea, allowing the little ones to experience stretching their sensors and exploring various concepts of space and movement while mastering English.
We adapt a play-based inquiry approach for our young ones but what type of play are we talking about? Play that really engages children—play that they will focus on and stay with even when problems arise. This kind of play helps children develop their approaches to learning—in other words, the ways they respond to learning situations. Curiosity about the world, initiative and problem solving, and focused attention and persistence are just a few approaches to learning that children develop through play.
Through play, we aim to nurture their curiosity, enhance their creativity skills and build up their communication skills.
Through our playful curriculum, children will develop the ability to ask questions and explore how the world works.
Learning through play also involves being actively engaged. When children are immersed in the act of self-directed effort, are minds-on, and persist through distraction, we see benefits to learning.
Enhance Creativity Skills
We aim to build and enhance children's creativity through play, sensory activities, music and movement and arts!
When children trying out possibilities, revising hypotheses, and discovering the next question - leads to deeper learning.
Develop Communication Skills
Children are given opportunities to express their thoughts and feelings clearly and confidently in a range of media and forms.
Through the processes of sharing one’s own mind, understanding others through direct interaction, and communicating ideas, children are not only able to enjoy being with others, but also build a deeper understanding and more powerful relationships.
MAKE MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS WITH YOUR CHILD THROUGH PLAY- BASED SENSORY EXPERIENCES, MUSIC, ARTS, STORYTELLING AND GAMES TO IGNITE THE LOVE FOR LEARNING.
WHAT PARENT SAYS
"Dreamkids is a rich and fun learning preschool we happened to come across on Facebook a year plus ago. The school at the time was only about a year old we were however attracted by their very interesting curriculum - learn in a fun way. For us, a good team of teachers is one of the important factors when we pick a school for our twin toddlers. Teachers in Dreamkids are experienced, caring and responsible and we never doubted their capabilities from the start. They ensured a smooth transition for our boys into the new environment from another school within a short period. Its curriculum works really well with them and they enjoy Dreamkids very much. They also remember most of the teachers' name and their classmates.
From two active toddlers who hardly sat down for more than 5 minutes Dreamkids caught their attention to willingly sit and listen to their lessons. We could see via the weekly newsletter and story park app they enjoyed their lessons a lot and things that they learned are brilliant. We were impressed when they came home with something new they learned in school. Their mandarin also improved over time and they are more receptive to speaking a little or repeat after us at home. One time they could even sing a Chinese song to us. Every week via Story Park we could see what they have learned over the week. Also with the advance notice, we get to know what would be taught in the following week this helps parents to teach the kids at home too along with the school. Thumb up for Dreamkids! Keep it up! Hi5!"
From Ms Michelle, 2016