Last month, The Little Skool-House At-Kent-Vale collaborated with The Nutrition Place to engage the children and parents in a workshop called ‘Santa’s Healthy Children’.
Through this activity, the children were given the privilege to create their very first healthy doughnut with the guidance of a nutritionist. It was truly a fun-filled morning as the children enjoyed making and having their dessert with their proud mommies and daddies. (more…)
The Little Skool-House At-Republic-Polytechnic (RP) moved into a new campus last December.
Every morning, the natural sunlight brightens up the room, which invites the children to learn with great anticipation and concentration. Nestled in nature’s oasis, the centre is able to offer the children a peaceful and conducive learning environment. (more…)
“What’s for lunch today?” asked the children as they sniffed the fragrance infused in the air. Some began to chatter while some tried to get a hint by peeking into the kitchen.
Being a Health Promoting Preschool, The Little Skool-House At-OCBC-Centre acknowledges the importance of ensuring that the children consume a nutritious balance of food, by keeping them on a healthy portion control. On board with the Healthy Meals in Childcare Centre Programme from the Health Promotion Board, this infant & childcare centre at Chulia Street serves hearty meals to the children daily. (more…)
At The Little Skool-House At-Alexandra, the children are often observed to be exploring toys, teacher-made materials and authentic materials, which are placed in the classroom to promote dressing-up skills such as buttoning and zipping.
The Little Skool-House believes that the ‘environment’ serves as the third teacher to a child. That is why our classrooms are strategically designed to promote and integrate life skill practices through the allocation of learning spaces. With engaging materials, these learning spaces will enable learning to flourish in the children. (more…)
Oh, how time flies! The K2s from The Little Skool-House At-OCBC-Center are already bracing themselves to transition into Primary School.
Since money management is a crucial skill, the children were equipped with learning the process of counting dollars and cents. Excitement filled the classroom as they diligently combined the value of coins to reach the amount they need to make their own mocked-up purchases. Besides, they also learnt about the enjoyment that comes through the habit of saving money.
You can encourage your child to save money through creative activities too. For instance, you may collect coins together, establish a penny reward system, or guide them to pay for their food and toys during the weekends. Don’t hesitate to let them interact with real money. (more…)
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Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience our unique Literacy-based curriculum with your child. Hurry, as we have limited slots available 🙂
A recent heartfelt testimonial was sent to The Little Skool-House At-Mountbatten-Square about the hardwork and dedication our teachers and staff put in and we want to share it with you 🙂
"Patrick and I would like to sincerely thank the staff (of The Little Skool-House At-Mountbatten-Square) and most importantly Teacher Xinyi and Wu Laoshi for their utmost patience.
In the past few days with Max, we have observed how the teachers and staff interact with the children and we have been very impressed by the level of professionalism.
Right from the reception area with Ms Jennifer who welcomes everyone with a smile, to the teacher who patiently takes the temperature of the children and creatively thinks of alternative ways to coax Max that the thermometer doesn't bite, to the aunties who help to cook and clean and don't get upset with us when we walk in right after she's mopped the floor, they even ask us to watch our step!
Teacher Xinyi is nurturing but also firm when the kids go out of line, and this is certainly something we respect and thank her for. Wu Laoshi is ever patient with Max at all times and always offering a kind hug when the kids are upset.
We salute the teachers for their dedication and ability to multitask! The facilities are clean and system is very organized. All of you at LSH deserve a big round of applause!
It is evident that the joy in the toddlers is the best form of assurance that we have made a good decision in sending Max to LSH.
Thank you all once again.
Looking forward to seeing Max grow with you.
Sylvia and Patrick" (more…)
Healthy eating is important for every growing child. That is why we take care to plan our centres' menus carefully so that it is healthy and yummy! We also try to incorporate dishes from different cultures so that the children can be exposed to the ingredients used in different cuisines.
The Little Skool-House At-Thompson served a popular Chinese dish today – Kung Pow Tofu for lunch. Our cook also included steamed 'Xiao Bai Cai' with carrots and two bananas to complete the meal!
This was prepared in accordance to the Singapore Health Promotion Board’s Healthy Plate guidelines 🙂 (more…)
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Come join us a for a free trial this 25 October to 5 November!
Simply click on the link below to schedule a centre visit and attend a trial class with your little one to experience our preschool programmes and unique Literacy-based curriculum. Key in ‘free trial class’ in the message box of the link and our officer in-charge will get in-touch with you 🙂
Hurry, as we have limited slots available.
Studies have shown that children who are surrounded by nature empowers them to be curious and exploratory learners.
At The Little Skool-House At-Kent-Vale, we encourage children to experience the world around them and learn about Mother Nature so that they can learn to be personal with their environment and deepen their knowledge about nature around them.
A touch of greenery does wonders indoors, so we created a nature collage for the children with contact paper and nature items that they pick up during their walk outdoors! It is mess-free and super easy to update or change whenever they find new items.
You too can bring nature into your personal space while spending quality time with your child. Simply head off for a nature walk this weekend and see what items you can find along the way to incorporate Mother Nature into your child’s learning space at home! (more…)
One of our monthly activities at The Little Skool-House By-The-Crescent is "Pop Up Play"!
This is an activity where we provide the children with loose materials and they will have the freedom to plan their activities based on how they want to play, when they want to play, where do they play, what they need to facilitate their play and who they want to play with.
This activity encourages a lot of thinking processes in the children such as social interaction, problem solving, freedom and creativity to name a few. (more…)
In our Early Years curriculum designed for 0-3 year olds, children are given the autonomy to make decisions in their classroom spaces. We provide a variety of materials for them in different parts of the classrooms for them to utilize so that they can express themselves freely!
This is a self-portrait created by one of our three-year-old!
In this art piece, the student has drawn on her own facial features and used coloured paper to create a long colourful ponytail. Isn’t it amazing? 🙂 (more…)
We did a lovely summer day art activity with the children recently - ice popsicle painting.
The children had a lot of fun manoeuvring the frozen coloured popsicles to create their art. They swirled it around, pushed it up and down and slid them left and right… then when the popsicles started to melt, they decided to make drawings with it!
This is an entertaining and educational activity as the children get to practise colour recognition and observe how the frozen popsicles change from solid to liquid state. The chill of the ice also brought a sensory element to this activity.
You too can emulate this activity at home by freezing water with food colourings! (more…)
This season, our Early Literacy Centre's theme is 'Makers' Faire' where we will be focusing on creating letters with different media of art!
Join us for a complimentary storytelling session next Sat (30 Sept) and get to bring back a take-home kit to continue with your exploration and create wonders with the materials provided!
Admission is free! Email [email protected] to reserve your slot today! Slots are limited on a first-come-first serve basis. Registration is strictly required.
The Little Skool-House Early Literacy Centre is located at:
1 Pasir Ris Close
Downtown East E!Hub #03-113
Singapore 519599 (more…)
Your little ones may prefer staying indoors, sitting comfortably on the couch with their noses stuck to a screen, but here is why getting them engaged in outdoor play is important!
Read on to learn what an outdoor setting can potentially offer that an indoor setting cannot 🙂 (more…)
Who would’ve thought that shaving cream would be a great learning material for children?
Simply grab a can of shaving foam as well as some recycled cardboard boxes or toilet/kitchen rolls and let your little one’s imagination run free!
This free-play sensory activity enables children to engage their five senses and build up their fine motor skills and coordination.
It’s a super simple yet meaningful activity that can be done at home. If you’d like to create more colours, simply add a few drops of food colouring for a more joyful art session. (more…)
There's nothing more rewarding than to receive a heartfelt email from a parent. Here's one we would like to share with all of you.
Dear Principal Ivy,
I am glad to share that my daughter Enhui has been enrolled by Dulwich College Singapore. As a parent, I was so glad to witnes how confident and competent she behaved during the one-to-one entrance assessment with the British admission officer.
Enhui joined The Little Skool-House At-The-Park in December 2013 without any English-speaking background, I couldn’t imagine the great improvement in English, academy, courtesy, independence etc. she has achieved during the 3.5 years in the school. As parents, we are so grateful that all the teachers, admin officer and Principal here are always patient, friendly and encouraging to children. As a child growing up from Chinese family, she was not confident. However, after consistent encouragement and motivations, she can express her ideas freely and confidently (she even played the English Emcee role in the school celebration on Nov 2015).
I made the right decision putting my daughter in your school and will share my story with other parents. The responsibility and spirit your teachers demonstrated earned our trust and I sincerely hope this can be carried on.
Ken Wang (Parent of Wang EnHui) (more…)
"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than what he seeks." - John Muir.
Nestled in nature, the children at The Little Skool-House On-The-Green (located at Orchid Country Club) are always surrounded by lush greenery. Our spacious outdoor grounds create an environment for discovery and exploration. It is where we observe our children gain more knowledge about nature, run free and play with others. Apart from their daily outdoor play session, our open field provides abundant opportunities for children to be exposed to nature as they experience the cool breeze of the wind, observe trees and their different kinds of leaves and engage in games, activities and so much more.
We believe one of the best ways to learn is by experience. That is why our curriculum includes a Builders Programme where children-initiated questions are investigated.
It all started when the class teacher showed the Nursery 2 children an article about crabs during "News Time" and questions came flying across the room. Based on the children's keen interest to find out more about crabs, the teachers took them to the wet market where they get to learn and observe the different types of crabs on sale.
To extend their learning, the class bought some crabs back to the classroom for a cooking lesson where the children get hands-on experience to touch, see, smell and even taste the crab after it is cooked! (more…)
We received a lovely testimonial from one of the families who joined us for the Little Skool-House By-The-Vista's Fruit & Ostrich Farm Trip and we would like to share an extract of it with all of you 🙂
We were a little unsure about this trip initially but we were pleasantly surprised that the trip was actually very fulfilling and we’re glad we went as a family of five.
The kids saw plenty of fruit trees and had fun harvesting the fruits and even brought plenty home! They also learnt how to eco-plant off a recycled bottled and were amused to see where staple vegetables such as xiao bai cai came from. Eating them will never be the same again!
We were treated to a fruit buffet and my kids (who normally wouldn’t touch them) tasted quite a few of them! It was an impressive fruit fanfare – I have never had that many fruits in one sitting!
One of the best experiences for our kids was the animal feeding – from tame rabbits to the aggressive goats. Let’s not forget the hungry ostriches too! The ostrich farm tour was an eye opener for my boys, especially the part where they learnt how to open an ostrich egg with a drill! They also had fun tasting calcium powder from the egg shell, trying a giant omelette and eating tender ostrich satay meat!
Overall the trip was very well organized thanks to the teachers. The accommodation exceeded our expectations (yes, it was clean!) and the kids had fun in the kid-friendly pool with their classmates. Meals were sumptuous. It was a 2D1N trip and I felt like we did a lot in just 1.5 days. (more…)