Our kindergarten aims to nurture each child’s potential, through love, care and encouragement. The early years have a crucial influence on later development and learning. Early childhood foundation makes a great difference to the future achievement of children. Whether our children become self-motivated learners and face the world with confidence, depends to a great extent on the stimulation, guidance and nurturing they receive early in life. The kindergarten programme The Bahrain Indian School Kindergarten offers the following groups – Pre KG KG1(LKG) KG2 (UKG) Curricular practices in kindergarten.
Integrated Thematic Approach: Each theme is taught through a unit of inquiry. Within these themes children learn all the major subject areas like Writing, Letter Recognition, Beginning Sounds, Number Recognition and Counting, Reading Readiness, Attention and Following Directions language, social skills, art and craft. Our kindergarten education aims to promote a love for leaning. Children are encouraged to become independent learners with a whole range of skills to ensure that a firm foundation is built for the next stage of learning.
Language: The language programme at the Kindergarten is an exciting blend of phonics and the whole language approach. Children work and play with words and objects to develop and improve speaking and language skills. The success of this unique programme reflects in the Kindergarteners’ confident communication skills and their ability to read fluently and write with confidence.
Kindergarten Assessment: A gradual and comprehensive assessment of the child’s personality, physical and emotional development is done through the year. The primary aim of this assessment is to make the child feel happy, secure and loved and to make learning an exciting and happy experience.
Kindergarten Activities: A whole range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are organized for the KG kids throughout the year. The co-curricular activities include a fruit day, vegetable salad day, puppetry shows, theatre shows, story telling sessions etc. The colorful and exciting extra curricular activities include a day in the week for water play, mother’s day, father’s day, Music classes, Dance classes, recitation classes, and PE classes.
Circle Time or Carpet Time: Skills of social interaction, listening, conversing, feeling, thinking, empathy and patience are learnt by sharing ideas and experiences with each other during Circle Time which is a thought provoking period of reflection and learning
To achieve this strong foundation, young learners need to be nurtured in a safe and happy environment,- one where they can lead their learning, take risks and make mistakes, and learn from every new experience.