One World International School (OWIS) Digital Campus* offers an engaging, play-based learning environment where Early Childhood students enjoy their first introduction to letters, numbers, and how the world works.
Young learners learn the most when they are engaged in active play with their peers.
Find out more about how our education approach in Early Childhood is based on this.
Benefits of Play-Based Learning for Young Learners
Children at play are carefree and joyful — and in reality, the activities they engage in during this time are anything but frivolous. These are just a few of the benefits of play-based learning in our Early Childhood grades (equivalent to kindergarten) in OWIS Digital Campus in Punggol.
Play Encourages Cognitive Development
While children are exploring the world around them through play, they are starting to make those first powerful connections to the real world. For example, if they play with magnetised blocks, they start understanding how magnets work. Nearly every type of toy in our Early Childhood classroom is designed to be fun and inviting while simultaneously sparking new connections and ideas.
Play Can Improve a Child's Emotional Well-Being
Children who are able to play and explore within the classroom environment will be less stressed or anxious than those in a more structured, rigid preschool setting. Play helps to build their confidence and gives them an introduction to the social norms of classroom life.
Play Expands the Imagination
Two children can play with the same toy but experience it in totally different ways. In our Early Childhood classrooms at all our campuses, we have found that role-playing centres and dress-up areas are ideal for igniting the imagination of even the youngest learners.
Play Promotes Literacy
Music, dancing, and movement play an integral role in any preschool learning environment, and these forms of play can help children develop their language skills. This is particularly important in our multicultural environment, where some children may not be native speakers of the language spoken in the classroom.
Play Allows Children to Develop Their First Social Connections
While playing with their peers, our learners in Early Childhood will start to learn the pivotal social skills that will carry them through their lives. They will discover their shared interests, have disagreements, develop problem-solving strategies, and form lasting bonds with their newfound friends.
Play Encourages Independence
For many, their early childhood education in Singapore is their first classroom experience. Being able to learn and play in a small, welcoming environment will give them the confidence they need to become more independent, and they will soon be navigating the classroom with ease.
At OWIS Digital Campus, we continue to offer our reputed early childhood education in Singapore that is rooted in kindness and provides children with the play-based learning experience they need to thrive.
For more information about what kindness-led learning will mean at our international school in Singapore, contact us today.