Hummingbird Learning House is a playschool established in May 2012 to provide a fun yet educational environment for children three to five years of age. We are located at Cheras, Alam Damai giving the opportunity for children to explore in a fun learning environment comparing to academic based kindergarten. Our aim is to bring the highest quality early childhood education, in which we help create a developmentally appropriate activities that will spark children curiosity, creativity, imagination and active involvement. We believe children when given the opportunity to explore are like Hummingbirds, smallest and yet smartest among all. We will teach your little hummingbird to fly!
The objective of Hummingbird Learning House is to help children develop a love for learning through the incorporation of play, songs, and interactive games in our teaching. At the same time, children learn to apply their developing skills to purposeful and meaningful work.
We offers a rich preschool experience with small classes, wonderful teachers, and a friendly, comfortable atmosphere where children can flourish. Our low teacher-to-student ratios allow teachers to focus on each child’s unique learning characteristics and foster the development of their individuality and self esteem.
- Play-based and academic based school.
- Low teacher-student ratios.
- Safe environments.
Questions & Answers
She believes that play schools have a lot to offer, and that the play schools should not be aimed at developing academic skills like reading and writing. She also says there should be no set goals or any stress on performance; the focus should be on the sensory-motor development and the social development of the child. She is very much an advocate of play schools since they develop age-appropriate behaviour at the right time.” quoted.
Although children are learning academic concepts through play, however, academic work (worksheets, writing) will also be assigned. We understand worried parents on their children’s academic progress; therefore, we are having 30 minutes of worksheet activity daily before play time. This is to make sure children will be well-adjusted when transfer to a kindergarten or elementary level.
Activities may include motivational toys, dramatic play, water play, sand play, cookery, art & crafts… etc. Thus, through all kinds of ‘right’ toys and activities, children play becomes a learning experience.
We strive to include non-formal mode of instruction by encouraging children to teach among them. One of the best thing with child-centered learning is children are allowed to voice up their opinion, questions and suggestions at all time and teachers are there to guide them through. At Hummingbird Playschool, it is the unstructured and social way of learning through experience that makes the best impact.
Your child might not learn to write, but they are learning the concepts on writing. Your child might not know how to read, but they are learning the concept of sounds and articulation. Your child might not know how to do addition, but your child understands the skills to solve problem. Through all these unseen learning, children build up interest and understand better.
We believe what an old proverb tells, “I hear, and I forget, I see, and I remember, I do, and I understand”. All learning comes in a step at a time. With the real hands-on activities it provides a strong foundation for your child early learning experiences without stress and pressure. We believe starting your child in our playschool will help your child to gain basic skills in learning and to understand that learning is always fun!
The teacher has a role in extending play by observing the children, interacting with them, giving further information, adding or changing materials as appropriate and, in some instances, providing a sense of direction.
We learn that through touching, manipulating, exploring and testing, children find out about the world around them. Through interacting with other children and adults, they find out about themselves and their relationship to others. Through play, they learn how to solve problems and work cooperatively with others. This is why we encourage your child to explore the world with us at Hummingbird Fun Playschool.