When it is hazy outside and you’re feeling a little blue inside, what do you do?
You make your very own RAINBOW! Yes, this week our children made their very own rainbow using strips of coloured paper.
Our children used their force of air to make the ping pong ball jump from one cup to another.
They puffed and puffed. Pheww! That was hard work!
This week, we played Ludo with our children here at Sri Eden!
Board games have been known to help instill many skills for children to develop, regardless of age. They help teach our children to:
Children learn to cultivate patience and wait for their turn. They prompt their friends by calling their name, when it’s their turn to move. This encourages children to communicate with one another.
Improve maths knowledge
Educational board games teach children the basic counting skills and descending skills quickly.
Gain knowledge of basic concepts
Children learn to follow the rules of the board game, play fairly and understand the nature of the game. They learn to keep tabs on their colour and move their respective blocks at the right time.
Grammar and vocabulary
Children have the opportunities to learn correct grammar and vocabulary. E.g. “Please pass me the dice. Whose turn is it?” They learn to cheer for their friends by imitating the teacher’s vocal expressions. E.g. “Common! You can do it!”.
Board games encourage children to be more sociable, allow them to use their own language to interact, communicate with freedom of speech. Some children with poor language command and bad manners may emerge during playtime. However, teachers and older kids will be able to correct younger children and lead them to speak good English and behave well. They learn to make friends easily, play comfortably with anyone regardless of races or religion or the color of the skin. Social skills also includes an exchange of non-verbal language. Children who have no speech in our centre may also join in and have the opportunity to learn new skills!
Recognition of colours
Ludo introduces 4 colours (green, blue, yellow, red). By repeated pronunciation of the colour, and indication (by pointing at their colour blocks),
young children learn to identify and recognize colours confidently.
Join us on the 11th of July 2015 (Saturday) as our speaker Dr. Lalith Mendis takes the stage on prevention and remedial measures for inattention and agitated behaviors in children. Calling out all concerned parents, caregivers, educators and therapists! This session on ‘Right Learning & Recovering Childhood’ would help you gain valuable approaches in guiding your young ones WITHOUT the use of medication. Register now! Contact Sri Eden at 03 9130 8081 for more information. See you there!