Welcome back to our Bluemoon blog. I hope my first post gave you a little bit of insight on what to expect from us as a school.
Throughout my 8 years in the teaching profession, have seen and taught children from all walks of life. I can tell you with almost certainty that there is no creature more intelligent than the human child between the ages of 0-6.
I mean think about it. These little humans learn to use their eyes and ears, to talk, walk, run, read, write, count, socialize, be compassionate and the list goes on and on. All this within the first six years of their lives when adults think they are too young for anything.
We underestimate this age group of children. Think about it, with all your adult intelligence, how long would it take you to learn a language that you have never spoken before? Even if you do manage to learn it, only a gifted few are able to perfect it at a native level.
And yet, we intentionally shield children from learning words we consider ‘big’, claiming that they are too young. I am thinking, if a child is too young for one word, wouldn’t they be too young for a whole language or two?
After six years of age, this intense intelligence diminishes and the child will start to learn everything consciously and with a lot of effort, revision and repetition.
So why not just stuff everything you want your child to learn and experience while their brains can still take it in easily.
I will be insanely impressed with a preschooler who walks up to me and tells me ” Miss Claire, my jajja went to visit an Otorhinolaryngologist on the weekend for her throat infection”.
It would sound more like, “miss Claire, my jajja visited a Otogis on the weekend for a tot insesho”- but it would make my life!
So parents, dont hold back on the language, social skills and life lessons you teach your 0-6 year olds- if only for your own entertainment. Believe me, the more language your child knows, the more comic they are and the more entertaining your life will be.
Again, if you would like to register your child for our International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) program or have any questions, please do contact me on: firstname.lastname@example.org