As I'm still in the hunt to find the best kindergarten for Fathini, I can't help but to share what I've discovered.
I really don't understand why do we need to rob the fun of being children by forcing our kids too much nowadays. It's not totally the parents' faults as the syllabus come from the ministry. I'm actually worried that I myself would do the same thing to Fathini just to make sure she won't be left behind. huhu.
I thought I'm the only one who think that the syllabus is too much. When I visited another kindy cum nursery, the owner of the place shared my view too. I really prefer her approaches as she integrated all the subjects and also Islamic teaching. It's just that the place doesn't offer a half-day session as all of the children there stay for the whole day.
This whole experiences has made me want to open my own kindy/nursery. But I want to do a Master degree first before I could proceed with my dream. Plus I want to equip myself with the knowledge before I can venture in that kind of business.
What about those who have children in kindergartens now? Could you share with me some of your experiences? After 2 years + of dealing and learning about pre-school education from the playcentre in New Zealand, I'm a bit overwhelmed with this new discovery here in Malaysia. In NZ, they emphasis more on playing as that's how pre-schoo children learn. I remember when I attended kindy during my time, all we did was singing, dancing and learn a little bit of A,B, C. It's not a must for a 5 year old child to be able to readeither in BM or English. BUT NOW, it's a must that children in pre-school level are able to read both in BM and English. Once they enter the primary school level, their teachers won't start with A,B,C anymore or 1,2,3.