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Enrichment

The ultimate brain booster for your child

Ever played the Bongo? Or made your own musical instruments?

Our enrichment programmes engage young children at different stages of their development to explore language, maths, science, art, social and problem-solving skills through exciting hands-on experiments and activities, stories and rhymes, puppetry and music.

As the first and only preschool in the world that successfully teaches play-based phonics to children from as young as 6 months old, we lay the crucial foundation to literacy skills and early reading. Since 2002, our methods have enabled students to read phonetically (and not by rote) by the age of 18 – 30 months.

Early Starters

(New class July 2019!)

Ages 6 to 12 months

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Activities that develop coordination, logical thinking processes, awareness of the world, a love for music, and attention span and concentration for further learning.
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Build a vocabulary of sensory experiences (e.g. visual, auditory and tactile), and promote early communication skills by teaching a combination of baby signing, songs, rhymes and puppetry.
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Mighty Muscles and sensorial exercises develop fine and gross motor skills, balance and coordination, and prime the brain for learning.
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Social interaction and social play set the tone for acquiring future skills such as cooperation, turn-taking and sharing.
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Parent and child activities to build baby’s positive self esteem, and provide many fun and interesting ways for bonding, communication and play.

Smart Babes

Ages 10 to 18 months

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Motivates exploration with their five senses, promotes early speech and language skills using interactive objects, prints, sound, colours and textures.
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We facilitate appealing and safe activities that include popcorn-making, playing bongos to African beats, and hand-painting with delicious ice-cream.
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Introduction to play-based Elementary Phonics and confidence-building games for infants.
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Encourages children to respond openly and confidently to new experiences, challenges and socialization.
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Introduction to Chinese language through stories, songs, puppetry and hands-on fun.

Smart Tots

Ages 1.5 to 2.5 years

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Variety of activities designed to develop early reading and counting skills, logical thinking, creativity and joy for communication.
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Foundational Phonics that lay the foundation for literacy through actions, giggles and fun!
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Promote optimal growth with playful rhymes and story drama, science and cooking experiments, music and movement, art and crafts.
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Multi-sensory discoveries and activities including tracing an ant trail, constructing a collage with fresh flowers, and creating hair-raising static electricity.
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Introduction to Mandarin with Chinese stories, songs, craft, storytelling and games.

Smart Kids

Ages 2.5 to 3.5 years

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More challenging activities suitable for overall enriched development, as well as to complement and enhance weekday schooling and learning.
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1.5-hour classes provide young ones with the chance to explore and participate in engaging activities through music and movement, action rhymes, alphabet and Intermediate Phonics games, puppetry, art & craft, cooking, sensorial and science discoveries.
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Master the Chinese language through storytelling and rhymes, hands-on science and cooking activities, art and craft, songs and movement.
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From here, students will usually progress on to Book + Pen Masters® to develop strong reading and writing skills.

Become a literacy hero with our premium reading and writing programme!

Developed with over 20 years of intensive research and expertise, Book + Pen Masters® teaches smart techniques for learning phonics, reading and creative writing skills. This programme is supported by quality learning tools including the award-winning Zoo-phonics system, Smart Phonics Storybooks, Book + Pen Workbooks and Super Writing Workbooks.
There are 8 Mastery Levels for children 3.5 to 8 years old. These are independent classes where students attend without caregivers. For admissions, students are given a free Proficiency Assessment and assigned a suitable commencement Mastery Level. Thereafter, we will teach your child smart and effective techniques for:
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Phonetic sound-blending and word formation
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Fluent reading and spelling
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Comprehension and grammar skills
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Penning descriptive sentences and interesting paragraphs
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Writing different genres of creative forms including fiction, factual reports, character studies and poetry

Assessments

Each child is assessed and assigned to a level based on his or her reading and writing abilities. Each level is designed as a 3-month or 6-month course, depending on the child’s progress.

Smart Phonics
Storybooks

Smart Phonics Storybooks are unique learning tools that promise confident and fluent reading. They allow children to apply Smart Phonics Techniques to ‘decode’ as they read each story using phonics skills.

Reading Techniques

Kids love to read with GUG Smart Phonics which incorporates Zoo-phonics®, an award-winning phonics system that helps them become good readers. Visuals, pictorial mnemonics, sounds and hand signals make reading fun!

Writing
Workbooks

We use exclusive workbooks that are vibrantly illustrated with activities to strengthen reading and comprehension skills, expand vocabulary, and teach correct grammar usage.

Action, Puzzles
& Games

Weekly lessons in reading and writing are further reinforced through a fun variety of games, hands-on activities, and action rhymes.

With Book + Pen Masters®, it is our promise that your child will achieve milestone successes in both reading and writing skills – and at the same time, be well prepared for the Primary School English syllabuses.
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