SONG OF THE YEAR
UAE National Anthem
SONGS OF THE WEEK
اطفال ياحلوين اشربوا الحليب
To listen to the song of the week for our Babies, kindly click on the link below:
Ten Little Fingers
To listen to the song of the week for our Playgroup I, kindly click on the link below:
Hurry, Hurry Drive the Fire Truck
To listen to the song of the week for our Playgroup II, kindly click on the link below:
Police Car Song
To listen to the song of the week for our Foundation Year, kindly click on the link below:
Driving in My Car
If you think that a baby is too young to reap the rewards of reading, think again! Research shows it’s never too early to start enjoying books with little ones.
While babies don’t really understand what you're saying, they can still begin to pick up the rhythm, tones and inflections of your voice, says Kenneth Wible, MD, of Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, Missouri.
Research shows that the more words a baby is exposed to, the better prepared he is to eventually start reading on his own. There's also a direct link between how many words a baby hears each day and her language skills. For this age you should choose books with little or no text and big, high-contrast pictures. Also, you should consider books with interactive stuff, such as puppets, mirrors, or peepholes.
OUR PLAYGROUP I
Reading to toddlers sets the foundation for later independent reading. Reading aloud is also an important way to help kids make the transition from babyhood to toddlerhood. Choosing regular times to read (especially before naps and bedtime) helps kids learn to sit with a book and relax. But, you can read anytime your child seems in the mood. Don't worry if your child can't sit still for an entire book — toddlers' attention spans will get longer soon.
For younger toddlers (12 to 24 months) you'll want sturdy board books with pictures (especially photos) of kids doing the things they do every day. Books about bedtime, baths, or mealtime are all good choices; so are books about saying hello or good-bye. You can keep active hands busy with lift-the-flap pages and textures to feel. You should choose books with many pictures your child can point to and name .You can even introduce books with a sentence or two per page. Make sure to invite participation by asking questions such as "What does the dog say?" or "Do you see the cat?”
OUR PLAYGROUP II
Kids make big leaps in vocabulary during this time, and learn about letters, shapes, colors, weather, animals, seasons — all of which can be reinforced through books. You'll find that your child wants to be independent and successful. You should encourage this by offering three or four books to choose from, praising the selection, letting your child help you turn pages, and asking for help as you find things on a page.
Children from 24 to 36 months are beginning to be able to turn paper pages, so this is a good time to expand beyond board books. They're also beginning to understand the mechanics of reading .You should provide them books that are repetitive and easy to memorize so that they can "read" along.
OUR FOUNDATION YEAR
The years between ages 3 and 5 are critical to reading growth. By now you will start to know what your child's interests are — whether trains, trucks, or stuffed bears. Children of this age also like books about children, families, and animals. You should maintain your child’s interest by choosing books with small amounts of text on the page and books about topics that you know are of interest to them. Children want to feel included and competent. So, choose books they can follow along with, especially those with repetitive text so they can fill in words. When you come to a repetitive phrase or rhyme in a book, pause and let your child finish.
Making reading a part of regular routine will teach your child that reading is something to be enjoyed, not a chore that needs to be done for school. That attitude will foster a love of reading that will take her through school and into adulthood.
AFTERNOON KIDS' CLUB