Shapes String

Learning about shapes is very important for children towards learning mathematics and science concepts. According to Dr Sue Gifford from University of Cambridge Nrich Project, teaching young children spatial skills actually improves their maths, including their number understanding and general thinking skills (https://nrich.maths.org/14544). To do this activity, prepare objects of Read more…

Wax Resist Leaf Painting

Wax resist leaf painting activity involve both arts and science lesson. Apart from making a beautiful piece of creative arts, children also get to learn that water and wax does not mix. This is also an activity of nature art and crafts which is great at instilling a sense of Read more…

Finger Tracing

Finger tracing is a great activity to help children familiarize themselves with alphabet formation and handwriting in a fun way. Dipping paint with their fingers and tracing the alphabet outline on paper also get the children to stimulate their touch senses. Writing is an essential life skill that helps children Read more…

Shopping Time

Shopping is another children’s favorite kind of pretend play. It’s great to have “real” things like cereal boxes, milk cartons or ice cream container, with toys such as fruits and pastries at “the store” to make it more realistic for the children.   According to the website of Team Kids Australia, Read more…

Say The Words

Children learn better if they enjoy the learning process and have fun doing it. Playing games is one of the way that will definitely enable children to enjoy themselves and have fun. “Say the words” is a hopping games that teaches children about syllables and word forming. “Play is how Read more…

Shaping Straw

Shapes identification is actually a mathematics activity. Creating shapes with straws is a great activity that help preschoolers learn to recognize and compare shapes. Not only it promotes creativity, it will also enrich the children’s vocabulary as they learn about the names of the shapes and their attributes. Shape and Read more…

Stamping Art

Stamping is an art activity loved by children. In this activity, the children stamp patterns using various colours according to their imagination. For young children, stamping activates a new group of muscles in the thumb and fingers. For older children, it continues the strengthening process but also builds endurance so Read more…

Match The Letter

Learning the alphabet is the first step towards learning to read and write. Matching game is one fun way to teach children alphabet recognition. Children’s reading development is dependent on their understanding of the alphabetic principle – the idea that letters and letter patterns that represent the sounds of spoken Read more…

In The Cafe

Children love pretend play, imagining themselves as grown up. Let the children play in a pretend cafe. Children can take turns becoming a waiter/waitress and customers. Research shows that children who engage in imaginative play express more emotional engagement, thoughtfulness and understanding, and less negative emotional expression such as selfishness Read more…

Playdoh Letters

Children need to be able to recognize the shape and differences of each letters in the alphabet. Michigan State University Extension in their website state that two literacy skills that are important for children to learn to read are the concepts of letter knowledge and alphabetical principle. Letter knowledge is Read more…