P1 Preparatory Program

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P1 Preparatory Program

Postby bmch » Sun Sep 21, 2014 9:35 am

My child will be going to P1 next year. Is it too late to prepare him now? Any good recommendation for centres that provide such programs or courses? Appreciate any feedback. TIA.

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Re: P1 Preparatory Program

Postby keepkidsreading » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:08 am

There are many great free resources online that will help you prepare your child. The biggest thing to prepare a child is exposure to books. Being read to and having the opportunity to discuss books helps enormously.

Going beyond this, basic letter work also gives a child a great leg-up. Again, such worksheets are freely available online. Hope this helps :)

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Re: P1 Preparatory Program

Postby Lynn2010 » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:46 am

You can also get him a tutor to prepare your child

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Re: P1 Preparatory Program

Postby mksmn » Mon Oct 13, 2014 3:55 pm

Any recommendation for such workshops, classes or tutor? If tutor, we would prefer someone who is really patient, experienced and have a way with young children. Thank you.

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Re: P1 Preparatory Program

Postby pirate » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:12 pm

Does the child already go to kindergarten? Most kindergartens should already adequately prepare a child for P1.

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Re: P1 Preparatory Program

Postby hquek » Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:38 pm

I think the most you need to do is to let your child learn how to buy food on his/her own. The school will have buddies to assist initially but depend on luck, DS2 buddy disappeared one day and he went with a group of other stranded kids to the canteen to get his food.

Academic wise, P1 is similar to kindy. Only exception to me is hanyupinyin (assume is Chinese MT) is heavily used. A HYPY course may be helpful. Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan organises 12 sessions around Sept each year. There are other choices of course.

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Re: P1 Preparatory Program

Postby pirate » Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:12 pm

Must also teach how to use toilet paper. :imconstipated: This one very important.

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Re: P1 Preparatory Program

Postby Han Seo » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:17 pm

Those P1 preparation classes held by tuition centres simply dump more worksheets on your child. Can't you do that at home yourself?

A child who is socially and emotionally well adjusted is more ready to learn. Don't underestimate the social emotional aspects; if the brain does not feel secure, it will go into the 'flight or fight' mode and will do everything to preserve itself, everything except learn.

So, maybe you can check if your child is:

* generally happy and loves to go to school
* able to make friends easily
* able to ask for help and to offer help when required (a child who does not understand what the teacher is saying and is not afraid to ask the teacher for clarification will fare better; likewise, if he is helpful, he is likely to make more friends and this will have a positive impact on his learning)
* assertive (you don't want him to be a doormat, right?)
* confident of himself (can participate in conversations actively)

Academic wise, he should be fine if he can:
* read and write some simple sentences
* follow instructions
* do simple addition and subtraction

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Re: P1 Preparatory Program

Postby lisayvonne » Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:50 pm

You can have a try with beestar. There are programs preparing for new semesters, including math, ELA, science worksheets. It's my daughter's favourite:)
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Re: P1 Preparatory Program

Postby Quin » Mon Dec 15, 2014 9:44 pm

Hi Lisa,

What's beestar and how's the pricing like?

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