Our curriculum encourages the growth of all aspects of learning through appropriate developmentally activities. Each day is a well balanced mix of child-initiated and teachers guided play and learn activities.
Children at early age have a phenomenal ability to absorb language. We are not only to demonstrate the meaning of the spoken word, but also to provide the tools necessary for language exploration. Use of sandpaper letters to introduce the sounds of the alphabet and discovering language through activities in the Pink, Blue and Green Montessori language series are essential to further developing reading and writing skills in a child, especially during the sensitive period from 3 to 6 years of age.
At Tiny Grads, children are taught English using phonetic approach in learning vocabulary and grammar. They are also exposed to recitation of poetry, idiom and proverb, news reading, storytelling, nursery rhymes, speech and drama, public speaking and creative writing like letter writing, book review and language writing skill capitalization.
At Tiny Grads, mathematics materials are designed to give the child a sound understanding of numbers and their relationship. Mathematics is always introduced in a simple and sensorial way so that the child can see, hold and feel a number or a concept and gradually be led to an abstract understanding. Children will learn numbers, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fraction, decimal system, shapes, money, calendar, time, measurement, capacity, graphs, problem solving etc.
We also incorporate role play for children, like setting up stalls, becoming shop keeper and customers to enhance their mathematics knowledge and money intelligence.
Cultural studies help the child gain knowledge and understanding of the world. This covers botany, zoology, geography, science, biology and history. Children are exposed through creative activities and practical work such as modeling, painting and collage, play dough and clay, and safe woods.
At Tiny Grads, we incorporate periodic experiments to encourage children to develop their imagination and ability to communicate and express ideas and feelings in creative ways. For example, making and experimenting volcanoes, learning and understanding lifecycle of a butterfly, and periodic field trips like visiting and exploring farm animals and floral.
Also participating in school montessorial activities like making your own pizza & sushi, saving the earth, recycling day, jumble sale, orphanage home visitation, our children are well exposed to all beneficial external element in moulding their character towards future.
To launch the child's exploration of the world's physical environment, children are introduced to the various continents, states and cultures, land and water forms like lake, bay, isthmus, gulf and island, etc . Their learning is enhanced through sensory materials and practical work.
Practical Life provides the opportunity of purposeful work and will assist children in their physical, emotional and social development underlined in the foundation stage curriculum. The Practical Life exercises provide a wholesome range of activities that allows your child to develop control and coordination of movement, awareness of his/her environment, good work habits, responsibility, concentration, attention, independence, order and positive self-image, which can be attained by spontaneous and purposeful work.
Sensorial activities are designed to reinforce the five senses to help guide the children in learning to discriminate, clarify and compare. Sensorial exercises help prepare for intellectual development in an orderly manner. Sensorial materials introduce the concept of colour, weight, height, shape, texture, size, sound and smell in an enjoyable way and are great fun for the children. These materials teach knowledge and understanding of the world. The Sensorial materials lay a solid foundation for Mathematics, Geometry, Geography, Botany, Art and Music.
At Tiny Grads, we encourage children to widen their knowledge into learning the National Language through montessori way. We will use the phonetic approach in learning Bahasa Melayu and use sensory materials to develop the appropriate way of reading and writing skills.
Currently we are also working on learning Mandarin in montessori way and will use phonetic approack to master the foundation of Mandarin. Mandarin is incorporated in our curriculum which will be expected to launch in mid August 2015.
Children need to be exposed to various developmental programs to explore and bring alive their potential and creativity. Therefore in Tiny Grads, we have picked the best Enrichment Programs during our extended hours for your child to explore and develop within to bring alive their potential and creativity.
Our Enrichment Programs are: