Holistic learning @ Gymnademics

Time flies and we have completed one term of lessons at Gymnademics!

Faith progresses from the Cruzero to Pre-fellowship class under the recommendation of the teachers who have observed her since the first lesson. The latter class is no doubt more challenging as compared to the previous one. With the use of word cards, picture cards and encyclopedic, Faith learnt about her neighbourhood and items used in daily life which was the theme for the few sessions that she attended. The husband and I were not left idle since we had to help her to match the words with the pictures, for example.

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Even the physical activities are a tad more challenging and Faith got to practise her balancing, manual and mobility competencies. It feels like an obstacle course no less and is really fun, from my perspective. Faith, being the youngest of the group, was slow in getting through each part of the obstacles but under the constant cheer and beckoning of the teachers and parents alike, she managed to clear them. What an encouraging environment!

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I am obviously thankful to be given the opportunity to try out the lessons with Faith for a term.  The teachers are a dedicated group of educators and even take down notes about Faith’s development through the activities conducted. This is made possible with a relatively small class size of no more than nine kids. The environment is conducive for learning and activities are fun, purposeful and engaging! Above all, I like it that the lesson is holistic in the sense that Faith gets to learn about language and science, music and movement and participates in physical activities all within that one hour. The parents get to learn together with the child and receive a parent-child bonding package so that we can reinforce the learning at home. Isn’t that a bonus?

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I guess what benefits me as a parent is that I could use what I have learnt from the session to further teach Faith at home. This is especially helpful since Faith is not attending any other lessons and I could adapt the resources provided for future homeschooling activities.

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I love it when Faith enjoys each lesson. 

[Giveaway] If you are thinking about trying out Gymnademics classes, here is a wonderful opportunity to do so. Gymnademics is giving away THREE trial class passes worth $58 each at ARC (Alexandra Retail Centre). You can then go through the lesson for yourself (together with your child, of course) and decide if you want to continue with them. Sounds good?

What you need to do is to share with me ONE consideration that you will make when choosing an enrichment class for your child via the comment’s section in this blog post.

– 3 winners will be chosen at random
– Giveaway is only open to Singapore residents.
– Ends on 26 March 2014
– The winner will be announced on this blog post and on lynnlly’s facebook page the following day.

All the best!

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 Gymnademics is an early enrichment centre for children from 5 months to 5 years of age. They adopt a holistic approach towards early childhood development, by incorporating both intellectual and physical activities in the classes. The curriculum is designed to be purposefully fun and engaging for both parents and children and is built upon the foundation of the Glenn Doman method. To find out more about the classes at Gymnademics, do visit the website or their facebook page.

Disclosure: Faith is given a full 10 sessions package by Gymnademics for review purposes. No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.

UPDATE: The THREE winners randomly chosen by Faith are Estella, Jo and Irene! Congratulations! We will be in touch with you shortly!