Kinderland Singapore Aces with Chinese Language Tabletop Teaching Aids
Crestar Education Group is proud to celebrate Kinderland’s achievement at the 2020 Singapore Centre for Chinese Language (SCCL) National Preschool Teaching Aid Competition. In our first participation ever, the team from Kinderland Preschool @ Hougang emerged the top winner with the Most Outstanding Award! Two other teams from Kinderland Preschool @ Pandan Valley and Kinderland Preschool @ Revenue House, were awarded the Promising Award and Consolation Award respectively.
Dr Carol Loy, Director of Curriculum and Professional Development at Kinderland, shared that the awards are an affirmation to the quality of Kinderland’s Chinese programmes. This commendable achievement is made possible by a team of passionate, creative and resourceful professionals. Inspired by practical teaching experiences and rigorous professional development undertaken by our educators, these tabletop games were created to boost children’s learning experiences.
From Left to Right: Ms Melissa Ang (Principal, Kinderland Preschool @ Hougang), Ms Koh Li Hoong (Chinese Teacher, Kinderland Preschool @ Hougang), Dr Foo Suan Fong (Executive Director, SCCL) and Ms Wang Weiping (Assistant Curriculum Specialist, Kinderland)
Ms Koh Li Hoong presenting and demonstrating the gameplay of the teaching aid to Dr Cheng Wan-Ni (Dean, Early Childhood Care and Education, SCCL) (second from right) and Dr Foo Suan Fong (Executive Director, SCCL) (most right).
The competition seeks to encourage early childhood (EC) educators, students, parents and members of the public in Singapore to design a creative tabletop activity as teaching aids for teaching and learning the Chinese language. Entries are evaluated and judged according to the criteria of educational purpose, theme creativity, mechanism and rules, practicality and overall presentation.
The entry by Kinderland Preschool @ Hougang, titled ‘Otter Moving (水獭搬家’), is a game that brings players through an otter’s journey to look for its new home and encountering various scenarios along the way. The gameplay was highly praised for its good story script in cultivating environmental awareness. (Source: Channel 8 News)
Kinderland Preschool @ Pandan Valley achieved the Most Promising Award (amongst Top 6-10), with their entry titled ‘Chase and Intercept (Profession Edition) 围追堵截（职业版)’, The game requires players to play and connect matching profession cards within a time limit. It also teaches children to respect and appreciate various professions.
Kinderland Preschool @ Revenue House also won the consolation award (amongst Top 11-20) for their entry titled ‘Healthy Eating (健康饮食棋盘)’, a memory game to match pictures of various snacks, allowing children to recognise both the healthy and unhealthy ones.
With more than 300 submitted entries, this was definitely not an easy feat! We extend our heartiest congratulations to the three winning teams, and we are proud of you for flying our flag high!