At Camberley Preschool, our children are exposed to a myriad of activities that support the development of both their fine and gross motor skills. Besides regular outdoor play, our preschools are equipped with their very own spacious indoor play area where children can practice their locomotor and manipulative skills through the likes of running, jumping, skipping, hopping, throwing, catching and kicking. Our children also work on their fine motor skills through classroom activities that encourage tearing, folding, cutting, threading, drawing
Developing numeracy skills early gives children a foundation for their learning and development. It prepares them for daily life, including general problem solving, measuring and developing their own spatial awareness. It also teaches them how to use and understand shapes. At Camberley Preschool, our children are introduced to numbers, shapes, patterns, size, time and measurement. These activities range from individual to small and large group activities. Learning of numeracy can also occur throughout the day, in children’s daily routines or play.
Early language and literacy skills are learned best through everyday moments — reading books, talking, laughing, and playing together. Children learn language through verbal exchanges, and by hearing stories read and songs sung out loud. Our children are given the opportunity to participate in classroom discussions, as well as show-and-tell sessions, in order to build on their public speaking skills. They are also exposed to activities such as creative writing to develop their writing skills, to further hone them into effective and confident communicators.
Aesthetic and creative expression teaches children how to express and share their ideas and feelings in the areas of art, music and movement. The experiences are planned to foster the development of children’s imagination and creativity through which other necessary skills are encouraged. Besides daily classroom singing, our children participate in music and movement activities and explore elements of music, body movements and musical instruments. They also get to explore with a variety of media and techniques to create artworks.
Children are little scientists and have an in-built drive for discovery. They are curious, active and competent learners who try to make sense of the world around them. Our children are encouraged to explore, experiment and inquire in order to understand and discover facts. Rather than being asked to memorize facts or learn by listening, our children are given the autonomy to manipulate materials, observe, form hypotheses and discover by themselves. This in turn widens their knowledge and lays the
Social and emotional development influences children’s self-confidence, empathy, the ability to develop meaningful and lasting friendships, and a sense of importance and value to those around them. This allows them to be able to form and sustain positive relationships, experience and express their emotions, as well as explore and engage with the environment. Our children participate and learn how to work cooperatively and collaboratively through big and small group discussions. They also learn skills such as listening, taking turns and resolving