Inspired by the STEM approach, in 2016, Kinderland introduced its STREAM through Nature programme in Science, Technology, Reading and wRiting, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics at its Yio Chu Kang campus. Now, there are selected centres islandwide that offer this unique programme.
STREAM promotes intellectual ability and integrates knowledge across various disciplines by encouraging children to inquire in a three-step manner: explore, discover and apply. Read on to see how it can benefit your child.
The STREAM programme enhances Kinderland’s Integrated Curriculum (KIC), which includes other classes such as a Children’s Music Programme, Literacy Through I.T., the KinderFit Cardio-Wellness Programme and Coding. STREAM allows children to engage in exploration, active learning and inquiry-based learning through project work.
How it Works
As a project-based programme, your child will receive guidance from experienced teachers, who will be involved in every phase of the project – from conceptualizing to creating prototypes and assembling structures.
During Phase 1, teachers facilitate the discussion and creation of mind maps, including KWL charts – What I Know, What I Want To Know and What I Learned – to guide and help your child understand the project better. Phase 2 of the project involves research and illustration of your child’s ideas. At this stage, your child will create miniature models to help visualise his or her idea in a practical way as well.