To let one know about a culture is to let one experience it.
The children had Hari Raya Open House in school. They dressed up in Malay traditional costumes, brought some traditional foods to share with their peers, and learned dance movements! They enjoyed it so much.
Wishing all Muslims who celebrate this festival Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!
Flower arrangement is one of the Practical Life lessons that help children develop their gross and fine motor skills, concentration, self-regulation, control of movement, coordination and sense of aesthetics.
Physical activity has lots of health benefits for children.
1. Strengthens children’s bones, muscles, hearts and lungs.
2. Improves children’s coordination, balance, posture and flexibility.
3. Helps children stay at a healthy weight.
Physical activity also boosts children’s well-being. For example, active children are more likely to:
a. Be confident and feel like they belong.
b. Be relaxed and sleep well.
c. Concentrate better at school.
d. Get along with others and make friends quickly.
e. Share, take turns and cooperate.
Jumping rope is also an excellent motor skill-building activity. Since kids have to pick up their feet simultaneously while jumping rope, it builds bilateral motor coordination. Jumping rope for beginners also takes a lot of concentration, which helps kids hone their ability to focus.
Swinging forward with their legs tucked up helps children improve and develop the correct posture. They will also improve body strength at the same time. In the meantime, they also train to attain complete control over their balance and hand-eye coordination.
The floating egg experiment is a great way to introduce density to the kids.
Bouncing Eggs Experiment.
Place the egg in the glass and add vinegar to cover. Please leave it to soak overnight, and then look at the egg.
You may need to leave the egg for three days or more. Eventually, the eggshell will dissolve completely.
Look! It is bouncing.
The xylophone is a classic instrument that has been around for at least 1600 years, and despite being so old, it’s still an excellent first instrument for a child to start with.
Studies in neuroscience show that music can enhance brain function in children. Musical activities (such as playing an instrument, singing, or listening to music) stimulate the brain. This brain workout leads to improved brain structure with the formation of new neural connections.