Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Confidence through Aikido!!

In line with our tagline of "Building confident, creative children with character" is the implementation of Aikido to our children at Star Learners across all our centres.

So what happens during an Aikido lesson? As in all physical activities, the children will follow the instructors to do a round of stretching before getting into action. As Aikido is a non-aggressive martial-art form, the children are taught some stance as well as self-defence skills and the underlying message of self-control.

Check out our children in action!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cookery Maths Anyone??

One very effective way which we advocate when it comes to learning Mathematics has to be through cooking!

Why so you may ask. Well, what you did not know is that the action of measuring the ingredients and cutting, even how long to cook before serving is a skill set! Measuring teaches them importance of accuracy, cutting teaches them the concept of proportion; big and small and time is learnt when cooking the food itself.

Do get your children involved the next time you whip a meal as it not only encourages bonding but also helps in your child's academic pursuit!

Terrapins, turtles, tortoises - They are all our friends!

A visit to the "Live Turtle and Tortoise Museum" at the Chinese Garden was an eye-opening experience for both the children and our teachers!

We came face-to-face with all the different species of the hard-shelled animal, from the terrapins to the turtles to the tortoises. The kind museum owner even went on to explain to our confident, creative children with character the respective species' behaviour, diet and also how to tell them apart.

Our team left the museum with a newly accquired title; "Experts"!

Numeracy Magic!!

Are the kids beading? Or are they doing craft works?

Well, they are actually learning Mathematics; the hands-on way! We believe in making lessons come alive as that beat rote learning anytime and thus decided to use colourful cubes to impart mathematical concepts of addition and subtraction.

The result? Confident children who could work out answer almost quicker than the calculator! Wow!!