PRESCHOOLER PROGRAM➨ See Timetable
"READY for SCHOOL"
The transition into school can cause much anxiety for children and parents alike. The preschooler program aims to alleviate this uncertainty, as its main goal is prepare children for school.
It provides a stimulating and fun learning environment, encouraging children to explore and make learning discoveries, in a focused and structured way. It aims to motivate and encourage children to achieve their personal best, fostering each child's self-esteem and confidence.
This 90 minute session explicitly teaches both early literacy and numeracy skills.
The literacy component of this session features the Little Learners Love Literacy program. This program has been developed from evidence-based research, proven to engage children's interest while teaching phonemic awareness and phonic skills to read, spell and write. For more information visit http://www.learninglogic.com.au
Meet Milo the Monkey
Milo the monkey is having a birthday party. He has lots of friends to invite to his party. Each of Milo's friends begins with the same sound, for example, Sally the snake, Ally the alligator. At Learning Buds, we take your child on a journey through the alphabet by introducing one of Milo's friends each session. Milo's new friend's letter and sound is our focus each week. This makes learning fun and engaging.
Children absolutely LOVE meeting each new character, and are excited to see which new 'friend' Milo will invite next.
Rainbow writing is also a HUGE favourite, as children learn about the correct starting position and letter formation of the letter of the day.
As children learn a set of 8 sounds, we begin to use these sounds to spell and read words. 'Super Spelling' is a weekly activity that provides children with the skills and confidence to read.
A specific key learning area of numeracy will be integrated into each session. The numeracy component of each session aims to provide children with a solid number sense. Children will:
- Recognise and record numbers.
- Know the sequence of numbers.
- Be aware of counting using one-to-one correspondence.
- Begin to subitise (the ability to recognise how many without the need to count all. This is a crucial early numeracy skill to develop number facts).
- Explore and create patterns.
- Learn new rhymes and songs.
- Acquire mathematical vocabulary to describe their observations.
Children will receive:
- Personally named learning journal and satchel to keep all weekly work.
- 'Name' plates to recognise, read and write their name.
- Access to the Little Learners Love Literacy decodable books.
- 'Heart' words to keep: words children need to 'learn by heart' as they cannot decode them at this stage.
- Weekly outline of each session, containing simple and fun tasks to do at home to consolidate learning.