Nursery Speech and Drama with Public Speaking
Key Areas Covered In Nursery Programme
Teaching Clarity of Speech and Accurate Pronunciation
- Specific words are introduced and chosen to teach our kids the technicalities of accurate pronunciation. Kids learn how to pronounce diagraphs, consonants and middle consonants accurately. They learn how to breakdown longer words for more precise articulation.
Expression! Expression! Expression!
- There is a heavy focus on teaching our kids how to speak and present with expression. We work on Speech Exercises using their speech helpers (tongue, lips, soft and hard palette). In time, these exercises will improve their speech and set an awareness of correct pronunciation. Introduced at an early age, kids will have no trouble keeping an audience intrigued and engaged in future.
Introduction to Public Speaking
Stepping Up in a Group for Public Speaking
- Our kids develop their public speaking skills further through formal group presentations. They learn the importance of their individual voices when presenting as a group. They also cultivate EQ skills like teamwork and active listening. Most importantly building confidence!
Drama As A Learning Tool
Teaching through drama is an excellent way for young minds to absorb what they are learning. When kids are introduced to drama at an early age, it creates a positive mindset towards acquiring knowledge.
Drama is used to reinforce EQ skills that are taught in class. These include Social Skills, Empathy, Presentation Skills, Teamwork and Decision Making. These are important soft skills and values needed to develop our kids holistically.
Creative Drama to Build Confidence
Introduction to Reading and Processing Words with Phonics
Cultivating an Interest in Reading
- The literature used in classes cover a range of topics, characters and stories that inspire and motivate our students in their learning. Various teaching strategies are used to cultivate within students the desire to expand their knowledge, or to find out ‘why’ beyond the classroom.
Working on ‘Sight Words’ and Building Vocabulary
- Our nursery kids learn to read through word recognition, sight words and memory. Kids are exposed to ‘sight words’ to help them build a strong foundation. In addition, they are taught to match new words learnt to the corresponding images on their hand-outs to reinforce the lesson.
Educational Drama to Nurture EQ skills
Importance of EQ Skills
The teaching of EQ skills stands as a priority in LoveKids. EQ skills and social skills cultivate self-awareness, self-regulation and self-motivation within a child. Traits that are vital for success and happiness. Some examples of the EQ skills taught include Communication Skills, Teamwork, Empathy and Decision-Making.
Hands-On Motor Skills
Assessing Response to Instructions
- Our kids are assessed on their ability to process and respond to instructions. Through hands-on activities, teachers can determine whether they are able to process what is being taught and instructed.
Expanding on Lessons at Home
Confidence On Stage
Kids who are exposed to a stage performance and presenting in front of a live audience at an early age, grow in confidence gradually. They learn to manage and overcome their emotions in front of an audience. In time, this will lead to a breakthrough within themselves where they learn how to present with ease before a group of people.
IQ + EQ = Life Skills
What Parents Say
“Time flies. My dearest daughter has been with LoveKids for more than 8 years. There are many more years to come as she will be continuing her secondary journey with LK Academy. I can still remember how desperate we were then – with a 3 year old girl (my daughter) who was traumatized by her short stay with her first Childcare Center. We were very blessed to meet Teacher Nonis, who changed my daughter’s life. My daughter had serious separation anxiety issues. She also had problems articulating in English then. In Primary 1, she had problems understanding English and Maths questions. We were so worried that she may not be able to cope in school. With Teacher Nonis’ guidance and encouragement, Rui Teng has proven herself. Not the cream of the crop but a shining star in her own, unique way. We started to notice the change in her when she was in Primary 4. Things started to change in a good way. She was awarded Good Progress in Primary 4. She achieved one of the Top 3 in her Primary 5 class and this year (2020), she was one of the Top 3 in her Primary 6 class…
JESLYN, Mother of
Rui Teng, P6
“It was by God’s grace that I found LoveKids four years back when I noticed Niklaas, my three-year-old then lacking confidence when conversing with others. Though their classes were full, Margaret and Fred did not reject us but instead took us in and even went the extra mile of working with Niklaas one-on-one beyond his weekly class. Armed with their extensive experience working with children to overcome their respective behavioural or speech-related issues, coupled with their passion for teaching and genuine love for children, Margaret, Fred and Rachel helped Niklaas overcome his setback of a speech delay – helping him blossom into the confident, outspoken and happy child that he is today.. The commitment I have seen and observed of the LoveKids Team is unparalleled – thank you so much Team LoveKids for the guidance you have shown Niklaas, Lukas and me and for the love that you continue to shower on them!
WAI LING, Mother of
Niklaas, P5 and Lukas, P2
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