Young Thinkers adopts the Montessori method of education. There are 6 areas that your child will be introduced to:
When a young child joins the school, our first objective in terms of the English Language is to expand his /her vocabulary especially if English is not his / her first language. This is usually done through activities such as:
The phonetic method is implemented actively at Young Thinkers. The children are introduced to the sound of letters as soon as they have settled in school. The sounds are not introduced alphabetically but instead through the sequence that has been set by us. The stages of introducing reading through this method are:
The first five stages are the most crucial steps and often take the longest time for the children to understand and be competent in. Once they understand the concept of blending, it is usually easier and they will be more confident in their ‘reading’.
It is important that children are encouraged to hold a pencil and write letters and numbers correctly from the start. It is difficult to undo ‘bad habits’ once they are comfortable with the way that they are holding the pencil or forming the letters or numbers.
Writing is introduced through: