To nurture learning dispositions and attitudes through a play-immersive environment, we realise that it is important to inculcate a love for learning and prepare young learners with the knowledge and skills that would help them excel in the future.
STEAM is a popular curriculum model which incorporates science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, and this is used by many international schools. “Teaching” young children the concepts of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics may not be as straightforward as getting them to sit down for lessons on these topics. Imagine an 18-month-old child facing such a monumental task of making sense of these concepts. One of the things that we should ask is, “How do we teach this?”. Certainly, through years of experience and immersing in early childhood practices, our answer is, “Through play, of course!”.
At Little Atlas Preschool, we challenge our children to change their world by discovering new ways to learn. In a nutshell, we provide the environment, guidance and support that are necessary for raising global citizens.
Our P1 Launcher Programme
Our P1 Launcher programme includes a 1-hour Jolly Literacy workshop every week that focuses on the reading and writing abilities of children. For our 5- and 6-year-olds, we have a fun spelling method that is carried out in an unconventional manner.
We teach parents how to introduce words and allow children to remember them in a less structured way. When it comes to learning Chinese, we use songs and rhymes to introduce Hanyu Pinyin to the 5-year-olds before they move on to more skills-based learning when they turn 6.
Our English and Chinese curriculum expose children to 200 high-frequency words and sight words, and 200 Chinese characters from the beginning of Playgroup until the end of Kindergarten 2.
Our Learning Spaces