Gamechangers. We’d all love for our kids to be the next Beethoven, or Steve Jobs, or Oprah (Thank you for supporting me in my retirement, charismatic billionaire daughter!), but how do we best equip them to get there? Dreamkids has the answer, mama!
This revolutionary new preschool has built itself off the question, “What if learning were FUN?” Says founder, Principal and mama of three, Dawn Choy:
“The most optimal circumstances for learning are when we feel safe, when we are appreciated for who we are, when we have permission to be autonomous and experimental… Fun learning acts as a vehicle to ignite passion and interest and to guide the learning to a path of persistence and commitment.”
So what does this mean in practical terms? Dreamkids is home to Asia’s first Angry Birds Playground, which is used in conjunction with tools like a digital story booklet, mobile math app and QR codes to make learning super-fun (and high-tech!) for the kiddos.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Dreamkids’s powerful learning materials: they’ve also partnered with world-renowned scientific organisations like NASA, National Geographic and CERN and all students – from Nursery 1 through Kindergarten 2 – benefit from these partnerships.
Dreamkids also employs a fusion of the world’s best early childhood educational approaches. The school’s Education and Curriculum Specialist comes from Finland – recognised as one of the world’s leading education systems – and blends her knowledge of Finland’s well-balanced system with the successful traits Singapore is also known for.
All this ties in to the school’s emphasis on a value-based education. Dreamkids knows values can’t be taught with worksheets and lectures, they’re taught through examples and modeling. Students learn to high-five with their parents and teachers after a job well done, and after class give them hugs as a way of showing love and gratitude.
In such a safe, welcome environment, munchkins also learn to make the most of Self Evaluation Tools; this reflection on their own progress has been shown to improve self-esteem, an important life skill that will carry them to success far beyond preschool, mama!
There’s so much cool stuff going on at Dreamkids, we’ve barely mentioned their emphasis on The Arts and Music, or their strong literacy and reading program. Best to check it out for yourself, we think!
With their state-of-the-art learning materials and cutting edge curriculum, Dreamkids is preparing kids for a future we can’t yet even envision (surely your parents couldn’t fathom you becoming an Internet billionaire, right?). Why not let them have FUN doing it?!