Self-confidence is important when it comes to finding your niche in a fast-evolving world. Here’s how Kinderland Singapore is helping kids gain confidence early on
Moulding confident young learners between the ages of two months and six years of age is standard practice for Kinderland Singapore. After all, the homegrown education powerhouse has been doing so since 1978, thanks to its extensive network of preschools – Kinderland Academy, Kinderland Preschools and Kinderland International Preschools – across countries such as Singapore, Malaysia, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Bangladesh. Kinderland Singapore takes a holistic, three-pronged educational approach in order to develop each student’s self-confidence.
A musical approach
Children here are exposed to Kinderland’s Integrated Curriculum (KIC), a system that’s designed to help young learners integrate confidently with their constantly changing world. The curriculum is backed by rigorous research and development from its early childhood experts, and incorporates methodologies from the West and values of morality and interpersonal relationships from the East.
The curriculum is partially built with music-infused domains that revolve round the K.I.N.D.E.R. wheel – Kineticland, Intelliland, Natureland, Digiland, EQland, cReativeland – and each term, select broad themes are broken down into age- appropriate learning. This approach ensures continuity in each child’s learning process from pre-nursery right up to kindergarten, all while promoting creativity, stirring curiosity and expanding a child’s confidence and capability.
Kinderland Singapore flagship preschool, Kinderland Academy @ Yio Chu Kang, goes the extra mile with its preschool marching band, the only one of its kind on the island in the last decade. The preschool marching band has performed numerous times for dignitaries and at occasions like World Water Day and Octoburst 2019 – big events, especially when you consider the performers are aged six and under! These public performances don’t just inculcate discipline in the children during rehearsals; it’s also a great way to give children a chance to shine musically and boost their confidence by letting them perform in public.
Certain preschool campuses also offer unique, enhanced programmes such as Children’s Music Programme on Keyboard, Literacy through I.T. with technology integrated learning and a S.T.R.E.A.M. with Outdoor offering, which helps younger learners develop their talents and attributes.
Kinderland Singapore also raises confident learners by getting children to be at one with nature while learning about it. At Kinderland Academy @ Yio Chu Kang, students experience two types of outdoor activities, one for gross motor development and one for sensorial experience. Outdoors, children have access to a safe and colourful campus garden where they can watch and identify various butterfly species and other creatures. They plant their own veggies and flowers in the edible garden and care for animals such as chickens, rabbits and turtles at the animal sanctuary. In addition to a signature fitness programme, Kinderland students are also privy to an extensive cycling track, specially-designed play structures as well as water play and sand play areas.
Healthy eating habits
Having a good relationship with food can build body confidence – an integral part of having healthy self-esteem and overall self-confidence. Kinderland Singapore promotes this by providing students with a well-balanced menu that covers vital food groups such as whole grains, meats and proteins, dairy or calcium-rich foods, fruits and vegetables. Each item is carefully curated by the school’s in-house nutritionist to ensure variety, balance and moderation. Select Kinderland preschools and Kinderland Academy campuses also offer a variety of superfoods that support and build children’s immune system and brain health.
With all that and more in place at Kinderland Singapore, it’s not hard to see how your child grows from shy preschooler to confident thought leader in no time!
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