In our Little Cubs sessions your child will learn English in a fun and playful environment. They will learn about a different topics each week and as your child progresses through the session programme they will have chance to develop their physical skills, creative skills, thinking skills and social & emotional skills. They will be engaged by fun stories, videos, songs, games, art & crafts and much more!
Children can explore a wide variety of movement experience through free play. With the help from their parents, they make their first attempt at rolling, climbing and jumping. Very basic English sounds, letters and words is incorporated into the play.
The children are encouraged to climb, jump, and roll while learning how to control movements more precisely.The equipment is designed to improve motor skills in areas of agility, balance, climbing and coordination. Encouragement by the parents and the teacher to be more independent by teaching/aiding children to climb safely. They can explore freely and experiment with the equipment and the resources available.
Songs are chosen specifically to encourage participation and build interest in words which will build the foundations in their English learning. Children should be encouraged to share and take turns, which promotes social skills and a happier environment.
Sensory learning, through toys, materials and other realia is an important part in this session.
With parent participation, children in this age group start learning to listen to simple instructions. There is emphasis on moving around whilst learning, as their focus when sat down isn’t very long. To help refocus, lots of rhymes, songs, chants and other activities must be done every few minutes to maintain good engagement. Providing encouragement to the parents is also vital.
The apparatus that is arranged for this session is designed to improve the coordination, hand-eye-foot control, climbing and all round agility. The incorporation of tasks relating to the teaching content is often aided by the apparatus and other equipment usage.
Sessions now focus on even more challenging task sequences with the use of a broader range of equipment & resources. The range of words and sentences taught is higher. Children show more confidence now, and participate on his/ her own as well as in teams. Children are now able to learn from past experiences easier.
They will enjoy more in interacting with other children, particularly through competition. They will be more willing to take responsibilities and be more self- assured. Parental support then is unlikely for most children this age.
Stories, songs and rhymes can include more content also. As well as testing their own individual skills, importance is placed on co-operation, and they are taught how to respect and help others. Creativity is stimulated as they recall and join in with action songs, stories, games,, crafts and other exciting activities.