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The Blind Painter Philosophy for kids

By: Rycha Susanto Hello!What is philosophy?Um, what?Relax.This won’t be another History lesson, Pals! Read through, and you’ll find a fun family activity related to philosophy.‘Philosophy’ and ‘fun’ do not get along, do they?They do! You’ll see. The word ‘philosophy’ comes from the Greek, meaning ‘love of wisdom’. In ancient times, philosophy was understood as the […]

Is English important for Children?

By: Preschool Teachers English is the language of international communication and the need to learn English for children has increased exponentially with this growth. It feels essential to develop English-speaking skills in the child’s early years of education. Here are several reasons why children should learn English Children effortlessly learn English as they soak it up […]

学生词的用处

By: 林梦缘老师 于大家所知道的,语言是学习和认识四周东西的媒体,沟通的工具,而小朋友发展的黄金期就于“0” 到“六”岁。因此我们可以在这段期限内,可以帮儿童观察四周的东西和环境 而 透过和我们的交流去发展自己的语言能力。 顺着年龄的成长,小朋友展现语言能力之程度会有不同的进展 其实在这阶段,我们应该让儿童一点儿了解一些外语例如:英文和汉语。学外语最适当于学生词开始,学说话,后会慢慢把词汇连一连成句来表达意思。 METTA 学校从PS1有教汉语课, 老师们给小朋友介绍一些周围事物的简单生词。 在5月份,我们有介绍给孩子“野生动物“。未介绍前,会先给小朋友看段的卡通片关于动物,看完后开始介绍 “野生动物”有这些:   老师也慢慢得请每个小朋友慢慢地跟着念。介绍后,老师会给他们简单的活动,像涂颜色, 贴纸等等。 在介绍时,老师会用有兴趣的画画使得学生可以更容易了解,也让他们对事物有一点影响。  

Learning Music for Kindergarten

By: Ms. Bernadette Shanti Why do children need to learn music at their early age, such as in Kindergarten? Do we prepare them to be musicians or music performers? The answer can be the same as we change the word ‘music’ into ‘science’ or ‘sport’. Learning Science doesn’t mean to be a scientist because it’s […]

Teen activities while staying at home

By  Rachelle During the pandemic, many activities such as gatherings, doing sports outdoor, going to malls, going to schools and having face-to-face meetings have been put to a hold. However, we, teenagers, have still managed to do activities whilst staying at home in quarantine. Thanks to online learning, we are able to stay at home […]

Why is ICT Important for Early Childhood?

By: Mr. Steven ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) is part of the children’s world today and it is relevant in developing different types of skills children need in their lives. The benefits of ICT in Early Childhood Education are: Fine motor skillsFine motor skills are the small movements that occur in the hands, wrists, fingers, […]

Fun Ways for Kids to Learn Opposites

By: Preschool Teachers Understanding language is important for a child to communicate successfully with others. Reading, writing, and oral language skills are all about words. Introducing the child to opposites not only increases vocabulary, but it is a fun activity that forces the child to use higher-order thinking skills thereby building his/her intelligence. For a […]

Let’s Talk about Hope

Compiled by: Rycha Susanto Hello, everyone.World Book Day is celebrated this April. This year’s theme is ‘Share a Story’. Did you know that long before there were printed books, people would tell stories through poems? And not only stories, you can express your mood, thoughts and feelings with rhythm, rhyme, repetition and vivid language. Below […]