A teacher takes a hand, opens the mind and touches the heart. Apart from the curriculum, children need to be nurtured to develop good habits and manners. Empathy, respect, and teamwork are crucial qualities for any adult because inculcating such qualities as a person character must be done when he is in his pre-nursery Singapore phase.
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The non-academic skills a child must learn are:
1) Self-confidence socialization with people apart from immediate family members helps boost self-confidence and helps overcome timidity or shyness. Positive interaction with other people helps secure self-esteem and promotes initiative approach by the child. While interacting with others, the child is more accepting and appreciative of others difference. This helps achieve a well-rounded character as the child becomes an adult.
2) Teamwork playing games or conducting group activities helps in providing opportunities to work together as a team. This encourages every child to participate. Sharing, caring, taking turns and cooperating are the objectives of non-academic skills. Respect for fellow team members can also develop over a period of time as repetitive teamwork games or activities are conducted. Patience towards team members, listening to the opinion of others and considering every member as an equal helps a child respect others. As the group works together, better concentration can be accepted which later can be channelled into individual concentration.
3) Holistic development
The strong foundation laid for a child’s social, mental, physical, and emotional development is an approach developed to help them face the world. Resilience must be inculcated in children at a young age to learn to cope with failure, losing a game once in a while, bruises, and bumps. This prepares them for the greater challenges that life will test them when they are independent adults. This helps the child deal with challenges in a realistic manner managing their own emotions.
4) A child is eager and enthusiastic to learn more when learning is made fun, and he/she looks forward to learning. Love for learning in forms of discovery, learning, and reading; encourages effective learning. The child listens to instructions and carries them out more effectively. Respect for authoritative figures like parents, teachers, and elders can be seen in such children. Through experience or setting oneself as a role model, conveying the value of education can be achieved.
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