Parents say all children benefit from inclusive pre-schools, have better social skills

Children, some with special needs and some without, engaging in a sensory exploration activity with a real octopus together at Sail Playhouse.
Children, some with special needs and some without, engaging in a sensory exploration activity with a real octopus together at Sail Playhouse.PHOTO: SAIL PLAYHOUSE

SINGAPORE - When five-year-old Agil plays with his pre-school classmates, he does not treat them differently despite how they might interact or behave.

His father Muhammad Izhar Abdul Rahman attributes this to Agil's experience attending Ilham Child Care since he was 18 months old. There have always been children with special needs in his class, as Ilham is an inclusive pre-school that promotes equal learning opportunities for all.

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