The early years of child development are very essential as a young child explores the environment around him/her. Thus, parents need to pay special attention towards selection of classes for brain, social and psychological development of their kids. As far as Singapore is concerned, there are number of schools and centres offering different activities to enhance the mental capabilities of every child. This article will help parents decide which activity to choose for their toddlers.
Some common classes for toddlers in this regard are music, art, dance, education, swimming, play and yoga. Apart from all these, there are some special classes for child-parent bond as well, which parents can also plan with their kids.
Music Classes for Toddlers:
Singapore has number of music plus movement classes which are especially for young kids. Teachers are mostly qualified composers, musicians and plan customize plans for kids of all ages, such as:
- For new-born to 1.5 years old, Musical Babes
- From 4 to 11 months’ old, Young Musical Babes
- 18 months to 3 years old, Rhythmic Tots
- 3 to 4.5 years of age, Melodic Kids
- For 4.5 to 6 years of age, there are Young Musicians
Swimming Lessons for Toddlers:
For swimming classes, teachers make use of toys and songs along with swimming lessons. Apart from these, lessons for water safety and confidence in the water is also gained through such activities. Babies also get a chance to get familiarize in water and getting aware of playing with water. Parents also get a chance to practice water related activities, know how to certain water related equipment, water songs and all cautions related to living with aquatic life. Normally for kids from age 6 to 12 are given water related lessons for swimming and other activities.
Freedom of Movement Classes for Toddlers:
Toddlers who can now independently walk and have creative minds, some teachers are of the view that freedom of movement plays essential role in their overall development. For both body and mind, yoga classes are combined with wobble board so both mind and body can work together. This activity is ideal for kids 2 years and above and Singapore has number of centres offering the activity.
Centre Stage Classes for Toddlers in Singapore:
The centre stage schools are especially designed for toddlers with the focused on play as a mean for getting desired results. While teachers plan curriculum, which is again directed towards play as key theme. Besides this, dramatic activities, singing, dancing, art, music, and free pay are some of the known activities prepared by teachers in centre stage schools. Such practices are ideal for those kids who are stepping in the independent world, but not yet ready to get into any nursery schools. Teachers in such schools are specialized in their domains and have special skills for planning customized musical, dramatic and movement activities each day.
All schools and their classes mentioned above have been designed keeping in view the specialized needs of toddlers belonging to different age groups. In the current pandemic, though it is not possible to send kids to school but keeping them busy with proper routine is essential for all households. Thus, parents can get their kids enrol in either of the above-mentioned programs so that the learning process continues along with fun activities.