Singapore flavour at MOE-run pre-schools
The learning process - through stories, songs and dances - will have a distinct local touch
Children enrolled in five new kindergartens run by the Ministry of Education (MOE) will learn through stories, songs and dances with a distinct Singapore flavour.
They will spend about an hour a day on their mother tongue languages. There will be no spelling tests, and those learning Chinese will not learn hanyu pinyin.
Learning through play figures strongly in the curriculum, revealed on Saturday to about 150 parents at an information session held at Punggol View Primary, where one kindergarten will be located. The five centres open in January.
Education Ministry officers explained the concept of learning through play, where activities are planned to achieve certain learning outcomes and teachers make sure the children take part.