The teachers at YWCA Preschool @ Bedok were very excited about the birth of a baby panda in River Safari! The children had visited Jia Jia and Kia Kia three years back. That week, the Chinese teachers planned and conducted a News Talk activity on this topic. Children recapped their experiences and recalled the diet and habitat of the pandas.
The teachers then engaged the children in making a “baby shower gift” for the pandas. N2 children helped to make “ang ku kueh” out of playdough while K2 children drew and wrote well-wishes cards in Chinese. The younger children painted the corrugated cardboard and made them into “bamboos”.
A representative from River Safari came to pick up the baby shower gift from the centre which will be displayed at the Giant Panda Forest. Do visit the panda family if you are planning a family trip! We would like to wish Jia Jia, Kia Kia and baby abundances of happiness and good health!
Under the guidance of teachers at YWCA Preschool @ Ang Mo Kio, our children participated in the Abbott GROW Show You Can competition, organised by KidsSTOP™Science Centre. The competition is an annual event for young children to showcase their talents through creative performances.
Selected K1 children acted in a drama about two adventurers who ventured into the forest to explore and came to discover the benefits of nature. The creativity of the plot and excellent execution of the skit led the team into the grand finals, achieving a commendable third prize. The competition provided the platform for our young children to build their confidence and work in a team.