If your child is approaching the age for preschool, there is a lot to consider, as an early learning program is your son or daughter’s introduction to schooling. Of course, every school has their own ideas about early learning and […]
If your child is approaching the age for preschool, there is a lot to consider, as an early learning program is your son or daughter’s introduction to schooling. Of course, every school has their own ideas about early learning and in order to help you choose the right program for your child, here is our guide to early learning.
Developing a Lifelong Love of Learning
This is one of the main goals of any early learning program and if you are based in Thailand, a Bangkok international school would be high on the list of suitable programs. When you send your child to an early learning program at an international school, the learners are nurtured by qualified early learning teachers who know how to present the material in an interesting way. When a young child enjoys learning, he or she will quickly develop a love for acquiring new knowledge and that will stay with them throughout their life.
Learning by Doing
There should be no real academic learning for a 3-5 year old, rather activities are based on song, dance, art and movement, while the kids are not forced into doing anything. Experiential learning is widely accepted as being the best way for young children to learn and international schools adopt this principle for that very reason.
Developing Creativity & Imagination
Early learning is all about the development of creativity & imagination and the kids are encouraged to experiment with whatever they are doing, as this leads to self-discovery. Of course, all activities are guided by the teacher, who takes on the role of facilitator, which empowers the children to experiment in a secure environment.
Book a Tour of the School
When you are looking at potential schools for your young child, narrow down a shortlist of schools to visit and book a tour via their website. It is not the done thing to simply turn up, so always make an appointment and the school principal will show you around and answer any questions you might have.
While you are touring a school, take note of what the students and teachers are doing and ask if you can sit in on an activity for 15-20 minutes. This will enable you to see if the children are happy and engaged in the learning process and the ambience should be warm and casual, with the children having the freedom to choose what they do.