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Bilingual Project Learning in a Singapore Preschool: A Guide for Parents & Educators
By sharing their story about how a small preschool grew, Charmaine Teo and Koh Hui Hua of Between Two Trees Preschool reflect upon their journey and share their ideas for experiential learning in a bilingual and multicultural environment.
From thinking about what you want for your child’s education to carrying out actual project learning in your space, this book gives you all the information you need to begin, as well as nine big project ideas for ages one to six.
“Between Two Trees is one of the truly original Singapore brands that I respect very much. I find that the values-driven school that these 2 wonderful women have created is visionary and relevant. Their spaces ground the children in nostalgia and a love for our community. I have found myself feeling excited by my own child’s growing curiosity, and touched by how much the teaching team honours each piece of work the children create. Few schools balance an emphasis on roots and yet develop a preparation for the future as well as this school does. Such an integrity and love for their work. Read this from cover to cover; it will encourage you greatly.” — An endorsement by Mr. Tong Yee, Former parent at B2T and Co-Founder of The Thought Collective
In this book, you will be encouraged to:
- Be thoughtful about the culture and space of your home or school
- Identify the languages spoken and learnt on a daily basis
- Carry out a project with your child using the B2T Way®
- Foster creativity and a love of learning in your family or school environment
23.6cm by 19.2cm
About Our Authors
Charmaine Teo is an early years thinker, lawyer, and co-founder of a well-known Singapore preschool named Between Two Trees. She currently serves as vice-president of the Association for Early Childhood Educators (Singapore), a professional body committed to working with educators, other professionals and stakeholders. Charmaine lives with her husband and her inquisitive daughter in Singapore, where she manages her preschool and leads training on project and personalised learning. Charmaine firmly believes in the beauty of safe spaces that support emergent and experiential early learning within an Asian context.
Koh Hui Hua is an art therapist, teacher trainer, early years teacher, a social worker at heart and co-founder of Between Two Trees. Having obtained a Masters in Art Therapy, Hui Hua has more than 18 years of experience working with young children in the early education space, and has spent a good portion of that time organising workshops for Singapore educators and training student teachers in visual arts. She lives with her husband and energetic son in Singapore. Hui Hua strongly believes in including visual arts a crucial component of early education and in providing children with the widest range of materials to facilitate their learning.
|Dimensions||23.6 x 19.2 x 1.6 cm|