How can you support your child on their journey towards nursery and preschool?
Finding a parent-accompanied programme that you can attend with your child on a regular basis, two or three times a week, that is rich in sensory and social engagement, language, and creativity, presents an important foundation for your child giving them a strong head start on their journey of lifelong learning. Blue House’s Infant & Toddler Atelier tells us about all the benefits to children in joining their parent-accompanied programme.
1. Emotional Readiness
A child’s confidence soars through the supportive presence of parents and caregivers. Blue House Infant & Toddler Atelier has a parent-accompanied programme so that your child can experience learning with the comfort of having you close by at first. Your support encourages your child to interact with the experiences, resources and environment around them, enabling them to connect with all of the learning possibilities and grow in confidence. Children become better risk-takers, problem solvers and investigators in this setting, all vital skills to take with them through their educational journey.
2. Social Readiness
The Blue House Infant & Toddler Atelier encourages children to spend time learning alongside their peers, with the support of parents, caregivers and the dedicated in-house facilitators to guide them so they can begin to understand that everyone has something to share and that they can learn from others. This also gives kids the opportunity to get an idea of their own self. Children are supported in growing their skills in different situations (taking turns and sharing resources), and in interacting with others so that when they enter nursery or preschool they are socially ready.
3. Language and Communication Skills
Young children thrive in language rich environments. The Blue House Infant & Toddler Atelier programme presents a rich environment full of opportunities that encourage dialogue, song, rhyme, and poetry, using books, storytelling and role playing. The children have so many ways to understand language, engage in active listening and connect objects, sounds and words with actions.
4. Creative Skills
Understanding the world through sensory and creative exploration allows children to connect sounds with movements, engage in purposeful play with intent and use creative means to express themselves and communicate.
A parent is and always will be a child’s most important educator. That’s why the Infant & Toddler Atelier’s programme is parent-accompanied. Your presence supports your child in self-driven exploration, and allows them to take risks and challenge themselves. Having your support also sends the vital message that you are there for them, that they are important to you, and this is perhaps one of the most powerful messages we can send to children: “You are valued in your uniqueness, I care about what you’re doing”. Children feel confident to connect with the world because their parents or care givers are encouraging them to do so and supporting them throughout that journey.
Keen to know more? Check out the Blue House Infant & Toddler Atelier online, or book an appointment to see its beautiful, sensory-led environments in person.
Blue House Infant and Toddler Atelier
2 Turf Club Road #02 – 05 to 08, Singapore 287988, Telephone: (+65) 6462 6547
83 Clemenceau Avenue, #-01-35/36 UE Square, Office Tower, Singapore 239920, Telephone: (+65) 6235 2126