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Jan

What is this in Mandarin?

Mandarin
Posted on January 31 2022 Categories: , , ,

Such a big reward to see our Leap Start children develop dispositions for learning a second language. In the language sessions, the children express curiosity by asking the teacher how to pronounce their names and different items in Mandarin. On the other hand, the Mandarin-speaking children in the centre become little lingo tutors to teach their friends and Educators speaking...

24
Sep

LITTLE LINGO LEARNERS

LITTLE LINGO LEARNERS
Posted on September 24 2021 Categories: , ,

It is amazing to see our children at Leap Start enjoying learning Mandarin with our puppet friends Panda, Frog and Crocodile, there are lots of joy and laughter in the lessons. The children love giving the Panda a cuddle or tickle on his tummy. They also develop great language skills through different activities. In the past months, our children learned...

06
Aug

Language Development in the Early Years

Language Development in the Early Years
Posted on August 6 2021 Categories: , ,

Learning language begins even before birth. Noam Chomsky believed that while in the womb our brains are being hardwired to process language (BBC Radio 4, 2015). After birth children’s ability to develop communication skills relies on quality interactions with parents and carers. The first 5 years of a child’s life are critical in determining the outcomes for children as they grow into adults. Shonkoff (2009) asserts that as children grow older...

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