Our educational team are glad to support time at home with the under 6 year olds with fun and interesting educational activities. With easy to understand instructions and objectives, adult and child gets to explore diverse topics and practice variety of skills that covers various learning areas.
Daily schedule is important as it helps builds structure and routines for the family to follow while learning at home. Based on your family plan make clear structure to give your child a sense of trust, safety and security. Involve child and when they know what to expect transitions are much easier. CHECK SAMPLE
This important part of the day must be smooth and enjoyable for a good start of day. Wake up earlier than child, Have moment for yourself and also prepare for child. Children who have enough sleep should wake up by themself. If you need to wake up a child be gentle and with positive words.
The body uses a lot of energy for growth and repair through the night, so eating a balanced breakfast helps to top up the energy. Healthy and nutritious breakfast includes some carbohydrates, protein, fat etc. This helps keep the body steady for better concentration on playing and learning.
Free play time of the day helps child releases energy. They use own senses and imagination to practise different skills. Free play, the natural thing is so important for child to have enough of this through the day. Active movement releases energy, good for the brain, body and supports child's ability to focus.
Play learn is the best way adults can build positive relationship with child, Follow our easy instructions and explore diverse topics together with child. Vary activity duration according child age or unique condition. Adults need to keep away any distractors like mobile phones etc. during guided activities
Healthy eating habits begins from early childhood. Eating together with child offers good opportunity to introduce child to new foods and be a role model for healthy eating. Keep in mind balanced diet with lots of vegetables, fruit whole-grain. INFANT FEEDING GUIDE may also help.
Children like story and it is good for their critical thinking. That is why Early language exposure through reading forms important part of child's day. Reading a story before resting also helps child to relax and calm down. Be circumspect in choosing age-appriopriate and good stories. Depending on the child, their sleep needs varies with age: Infants:1-3hr, 2x Toddlers:1-3hr
3-5 year: 1hr
Healthy snacks helps keep child's energy stable. Weekly snack plan is helpful to ensure child gets important vitamins and minerals they need. Snacks can include vegetables, fruit, dairy foods, bread and other cereals. High fat, flavoured, colourants, sweet foods as well as candies should be avoided. check out MOH DIETARY AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDE
Screen time can be part of a healthy lifestyle when it is balanced with other activities like physical play, reading and socialising, good for child’s development. Screen-time has both positive and negative effect on child's development as children are not able to control their media use. World Health Organization (WHO) advised that under fives should have no more than one hour of screen time a day.
A good time to talk and listen to your child without the distraction of television, phones, or computers. Talk about how the day went and look ahead to the next day. Involving the child in preparing meal and setting table is also good developmental activities, guide them through age appropriate tasks. Gently correct them to sustain their interest to learn and do more.
Good personal hygiene habits are developed from young ages. Bath time is also quality fun time with child and also to properly teach private parts of the body. Good bath time with some water play helps child get relaxed, which can lead to smooth bedtime. TIP: Never leave child unattended in the bathroom. Avoid bathing with child, especially parents of opposite sex.
Good sleep is important for brain functioning as it enables new learning and memorization. Cultivate regular sleep schedule. Under 6yrs needs 10-17 hrs sleep in a day including naps. Waking up in good mood indicates enough sleep. Avoid sleep associations like back rubbing, sleeping with music, toys in bed and things that if not available might be hard for them to sleep.