In Tiny Talkers, your child will build his or her vocabulary, practice speaking and pronunciation skills, and learn to read for meaning, all while being engaged with exciting and wonderful stories suited to the appropriate age group. This programme includes four enticing aspects that all children love: story telling, show and tell, role-play and a fun approach to phonics.
- Stories spur child imagination and rouses their curiosity with the world. Children have an innate attraction to stories, as they create magic and a sense of wonder in the world. Story-telling increases children’s willingness to communicate thoughts and feelings. Not only does story-telling enhance listening skills, but it encourages active participation, verbal proficiency and critical curiosity.. Short stories and nursery rhymes are perfect and exciting to listen to and reiterate.
Show and tell
- During show and tell, children share fun and memorable experiences with friends. They talk about their life, likes, and are given opportunities to share excitement. Students speak in front of others while learning to respect each other’s turn to speak. Children will come out of their shell as they naturally express themselves. Show and Tell encourages imagination and creativity, and allows your child to exhibit an eagerness to share.
- Young children learn by visualizing and enacting. Your child is injected into everyday scenarios. Role-play stimulates innovation and ingenuity. When it is practiced, students develop social abilities as they are taught life skills. By pretending and improvising, our students develop social and emotional skills, language skills and thinking skills while nurturing their imaginations.
- In addition, your child will learn nursery rhymes and read stories with their teacher. As students recite, they improve oral fluency and presentation skills.
- By asking children who, what, where, how, and why, the teacher encourages children to recall words and facts from the rhymes. These discussions aid in the development of higher-level, critical thinking skills necessary to succeed in school.
- Phonics refer to the association of letters with the sounds. A key strategy is to group words with similar patterns or rimes. In word families, such as fall, ball, wall, or spoon, moon, noon, each word contains the same key sound. Once the pattern is internalized, readers can use this skill to generalize to other words with similar rimes. At the same time, new vocabulary is learned and pronunciation is practiced.
KidsEdge’s Active Phonics & Reading programme is a specialized programme that helps prepare your child to read, spell and write. It is a synthetic phonics programme centered around Letterland phonics and Scholastic Levelled Readers. Each week your child will bring home a sight word reader to practice his sight word recognition and reading skills.