Preschool (Early Years) News

T2W4 – 12 Jan 2024

Dear Families,

I hope this message finds you well and that you had a wonderful winter break filled with joyful moments and relaxation. As we begin 2024, I want to extend a warm welcome back to all our students and families. We are excited to embark on a January filled with authentic learning experiences that will ignite curiosity!

In January, our expert team of educators have planned a range of activities to engage our students in meaningful ways. Whether it is the observation of blooming plants in K1, the lively discussion regarding family members in Nursery, the Pre-Nursery students singing a song or our K2 students decoding and reading, the joy of Preschool is undeniable!

At SSIS Preschool (Early Years), we believe that a strong foundation in literacy will empower our students to become confident and lifelong readers, and learners. Providing our young children with the developmentally-appropriate resources and tailoring experiences to their needs enriches their early literacy experiences.

Encouraging a love for literacy can continue at home:

  1. Make reading a daily habit: Set aside dedicated time each day for reading with your child. Whether it’s a favorite picture book or the book they borrowed from the library, the act of reading not only strengthens the bond between you and your child but fosters a positive attitude towards books.

2. Create a cozy reading nook: Spaces are special. Designate a special place in your home where your child can curl up with a good book. There are many cozy places in Preschool. Create some at home too. Indoors or outdoors, add cushions or blankets to make it an inviting space.

3. Engage in interactive reading: As you read with your child, encourage them to ask questions, make predictions, and discuss the story. This interactive approach promotes critical thinking and comprehension skills.

4. Phonemic awareness activities: Play games that focus on sounds and rhymes and engage in wordplay activities. For example, if you see the world pan, you can mention the words man and tan, and help your child say fan or ran. These simple tasks develop your child’s phonemic awareness, such as identifying beginning or ending sounds and help with blending as a pre-reading skill.

We are here to support you every step of the way so do reach out if you have any questions or need further guidance. Together, we can manifest the quote “Today a reader, tomorrow a leader!”

Respectfully Yours,

Dr. Sonia Barghani

Preschool (Early Years) Principal

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