The lil’ dragonlady was invited to try out three lessons at Ros Schoolhouse during the June holidays. Here’s a little background on the centre:
The founder, Ros Chang, came up with a whole-brain programme that uses specially tailored teaching methods to stimulate the right brain and left brain. To ensure well-rounded development, moral education, general knowledge and current affairs components are included as part of the curriculum.
This novel approach proved to be popular and successful. Today, Ros Schoolhouse has grown from a home-based business to boutique enrichment with full capacity.
When I was first told about the 1.5 hour duration, I thought it was pretty long and was worried that the dragonlady would be bored towards the end of the lesson. As it turns out, my worries were completely unfounded. There was never a dull moment for the children as every lesson is packed with a variety of activities for them to learn something.
To warm up, the class starts off with some greeting with singing. The kids get to share on any matter they would like to with their friends and teacher. Then the kids get busy!
Learning different types of flags through video
Learning to recognize patterns
Learning to count
Learning to write numbers
Learning how to write the alphabets
or put together a letter
Identifying sight words learned
Learning about famous people, like Eric Carle, and their works
through art & craft
Learning how to identify different types of sounds
I felt like I’ve learned just as much attending the class with the lil’ dragonlady. Now I know better the names of Eric Carle’s works!
One thing that didn’t sit well with me was there is homework to be done. They are required to do activities related to what they have learned about in class at home. Personally, I feel that the preschool kids are still very young and they will have plenty of opportunities to do homework when they start primary school. But I guess the reinforcement done at home does help the kids to remember better what they learned.
I was most impressed with how some of the kids in the lil’ dragonlady’s class can recall all 50 cards from memory! While my kid looked like this after I practised at home with her…
I had to find out from the teacher how did the other kids do it. She shared that during the term, the kids get to learn about things that are related to the 50 cards and with some practising at home with their parents, the kids could memorise all the cards. It’s quite amazing.
It was a tad challenging for the lil’ dragonlady because she had only attended 3 lessons. Nonetheless, it was lovely to see the other kids get rewarded for their effort to recall all 50 cards from memory.
They earn tickets whenever they can achieve that and use the tickets at the end of the term to exchange for rewards. Always love using positive reinforcement on the kids!
I like the warmth and cozy feel of Ros Schoolhouse. With the small class size, the teachers are able to build a good rapport with the children and their parents. Although I wished there wasn’t any homework, I believe that kids can learn optimally when parents and teachers work together. Which is what Ros Schoolhouse does by providing materials to parents to reinforce learning at home.
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For readers who are interested to check out their programme, Ros Schoolhouse is giving away a free trial class (worth $38 – $42)! A free set of Memory Train Card (worth $30) for the initial term will also be given when you sign up for the programme after the trial.
Simply quote “MissusTay” when calling to book for an appointment. Promotions are available till December 2015. Terms & Conditions apply.
Ros Schoolhouse can be found at:
Pasir Ris West Plaza
Blk 735 Pasir Ris St.72 #01-318
Tel: 6581 8176 / 9787 3538
SMS: 8338 3828
Yew Tee CC
20 Choa Chu Kang St.52 #04-04-07
Tel: 9365 7568
Note: This is a sponsored post. We received compensation in exchange for writing this review. All opinions are my own.