Age: 5 – 6 years

How do you catch/capture the attention of a class of 5 to 7 year olds? A child’s attention span is often very short-lived. However, their creativity overflows with abundance! Harnessing its essence requires a well-rounded programme to fully uncover their potential.

“Foundation Steps” is developed by Ms Catherine Khoo, founder of the famous Young Author Scheme. With more than 15 years of experience in media and publishing, she now brings with her this passion to mould young minds.

  • the AWIS: used by many schools as a prelude to the Young Author’s Scheme: to discover nuggets of creative expression;
  • and the YAS: mentored more than 1,000 young authors since 2003.
  • Why Alphabet Authors©?

    Draw and write? Yes, research in early childhood development has indicated that the visual senses in a five and six-year-old are acute. What’s important is for him to express his thoughts. Through listening and learning from stories penned by Singapore’s very own young authors aged 8 to 12, Alphabet Authors© will give your child the exclusive chance to create his own masterpiece.

    Why Alphabet Expressions©

    Speak and write? Yes, that is what Alphabet Expressions© is about. Pre-schoolers will now have the opportunity to be exposed to the basics of writing and speaking. Building a child’s confidence requires time and effort, therefore it is imperative to start your little ones with the appropriate guidance at an impressionable age. Alphabet Expressions© will guide your child on the creation of his/her own story and then putting it into an audio visual story making it highly interactive and fun for energetic little minds!


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    Confidence Booster

    Alphabet Learners

    Learning new words can be challenging to young minds. Alphabet Learners teaches new ways to relook at phonics, through drama and storytelling.

    Young Achievers

    Alphabet Expressions

    Pre-schoolers will now have the opportunity to be exposed to the basics of writing and speaking, through Alphabet Expressions.

    Alphabet Authors

    Through listening and learning stories penned by Singapore’s very own young authors aged 8 to 12, Alphabet Authors© will give your child the exclusive chance to create his own masterpiece. This is the foundation programme which introduces children to storywriting and storytelling. To make it interactive, Alphabet Authors uses Moo-O™ software. Their stories are brought to life through colourful visuals and animation.

    Testimonial

    Ms. Rehka Balakrishnan, Nurture Coordinator (Active Citizenry), Central Singapore Community Development Council

    Ms. Jennifer Chee, Centre Manager, Caterpillar Centre

    Parents

    Volunteers

    Mr. David Donovan Lee and Ms. Faith Ong, Janus Education Instructors