The teaching philosophy for Chinese in My First Skool focuses on our young children and language learning being weaved into their lives through games.
We focus on the creation of opportunities for language acquisition by increasing children’s interaction and communication with people around them. The extensive use of Chinese picture books, songs, rhymes, dramatisation from stories and games help to ignite our young children’s passion for learning the language.
During parent engagement sessions, we were able to help parents understand how to choose a good picture book and to read picture books aloud in novel and interesting ways. Acquiring this useful skill would enable parents to engage their children during storytelling sessions and encourage them to connect with the language. We also lead young children to step out of school and experience “working” within the community. This allows them to interact with people and things in a natural environment using Chinese.