Apart from the Montessori curriculum, Brainy Child Montessori also offers a range of enrichment courses as we believe that children should be widely exposed to different fields and subjects. This exposure is liken to laying of different tracks and one of it may take off - the child can be the next Mozart or the next Einstein, you never know!
MONTESSORI ENRICHMENT PROGRAMMES
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Montessori Playgroup (Mum/Dad & Tot)
The Mum/Dad & Tot Montessori Playgroup program is designed for children age 18 months to 2.5 years old. In this program, the toddler is accompanied by 1 adult. This program will be a good head start for your child to be ready for school. A one and half hour program, each week the teacher will focus on a different subject – English Phonics (1st week), Mathematics (2nd week), Sensorial (3rd week), Cultural and Science (4th week). This will give the child a good exposure to the different Montessori subjects. On top of that, there will be fun activities like storytelling, art and craft and music and movement. The teacher will also do a presentation of the Montessori apparatus based on the different subjects. Parents can learn through these sessions more about the Montessori teaching method. Suggestions will also be given to parents on activities they can do with their children at home.
During this 1.5 hour, the child will be exposed to the different areas of Montessori - Language (Phonics), Math, Cultural, Sensorial, Practical Life. It aims to give the child a holistic education by exposing him to the different areas in Montessori learning. There will also be story telling, music & movement time, art & craft activities included in the curriculum. This class is recommended for children currently not already in a school or already schooling but not in a Montessori school. This is an unaccompanied class.
This 1 hour program builds up the child’s foundation in the sounds of the alphabets and they learn to read by decoding. They are taught to apply schwa rules and apply phonograms to read longer and complicated words. After which, they are exposed to sentence making with the new words learnt. The Montessori way has a systematic way of teaching the children to be able to read independently.
This 1 hour program builds up the child's foundation in Maths. Math topics include numerals, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, graphs, time & money. Teaching includes using Montessori concrete learning apparatus to help the child visualise and understand the concepts.
Japanese for Kids
Children are ready to learn any language they hear. This ability unfortunately decreases with age, therefore the best time to learn a language is when the child is very young. This program introduces Japanese as a third language. For children below 3 years old, emphasis will be placed on listening, understanding and speaking the language. For older children, reading and writing Japanese will be introduced. Through this course, children will also have a better understanding of the Japanese culture. The class is conducted by a native Japanese teacher. The classes are to be accompanied by 1 adult for the purpose of home practice.