Welcome back! Team CDC hope you had a wonderful summer break. A warm welcome to the new families joining us.
Throughout August and September, our theme will be ‘Me and All Around Me’. Children will have opportunities to explore and learn about themselves in the classroom using their different senses. Multi-sensory learning helps children to develop their body awareness and understand the relationship between their own bodies and their surroundings.
Exposure to different sensations helps children engage better and stay alert in the classroom. This can also help them function better in day-to-day situations such as being in crowded places, noisy environments and unfamiliar situations.
The children will be encouraged to explore objects using all their senses. For example, sensory lights, finger painting and playing with soft toys. They will also explore how to communicate with others in different ways, including giving a high-five, waving ‘hello’, playing peekaboo and holding hands during group games.
Here are some activities you can do with your child: read a story about all the different parts of the body and the things the body does, use different mediums for arts and crafts, play a fun game of “where’s the sticker?” and put stickers on different body parts or on other family members.
Our social and emotional curriculum will focus on teaching the children basic classroom expectations. This helps to create a positive and predictable learning environment for our children. It is the key for children to feel safe and manage changes when learning.
You can help your child by encouraging them to explore new things. Give positive praise by telling them what they have done well and respond to their feelings positively.