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Skill development pathway of preschool students at International School Saigon Pearl

International Preschool Saigon Pearl (ISSP) applies Reggio Emilia philosophy, taking a child as the center of education, to the preschool curriculum including academic knowledge and life skills development for early year students. In this article, ISSP will provide parents information about the skill development pathway of preschool students. This will help parents feel more assured when sending their children to ISSP.

Visit International Prechool Saigon Pearl (ISSP) in Ho Chi Minh City to experience the skill development pathway of preschool students 

Skill development pathway of preschool students at International School Saigon Pearl (ISSP)

When studying at International School Saigon Pearl, the high quality international school in Ho Chi Minh City, preschool students will be fully educated and trained in life skills with a clear pathway for each preschool level from Early Years 1 to Early Years 4.

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Skill development pathway of students in Early Years 1

The skill development pathway of preschool students in Early Years 1 at ISSP will focus on developing physical skills with some simple activities. These activities include pushing toy carts, putting toys in wagons and dragging around the room, drawing pictures, tearing paper, using some basic eating utensils, etc.

At ISSP, a significance in education for students at this stage is to use their curiosity and interest to help them initiate and get used to basic physical skills. This is also the core value of Reggio Emilia philosophy that ISSP wants to convey. With learning methods based on this philosophy, ISSP wants to promote all students as active learners. As a result, Early Years 1 students can maintain focus for longer periods of time and persist in preferred activities, initiate independent problem solving efforts and ask for help from adults when needed, use words or movement to communicate opinions or to express feelings, etc.

Skill development pathway of students in Early Years 1

Skill development pathway of students in Early Years 2

In Early Years 2 at International School Saigon Pearl, students will find out more necessary knowledge in life. This helps them to realize which behaviors are safe and unsafe for them such as sitting on a chair themselves or putting toys in their nose or mouth, etc. In the curriculum students in Early Years 2, there are many activities for physical development such as holding a pencil to draw a picture or balancing on a beam. In addition, ISSP also focuses on educating children about care and concern for others; distinguishing different emotions and feelings; expressing personal emotions and feelings; especially forming perseverance and independence in all situations; etc.

In terms of creativity, ISSP promotes the curiosity and eagerness of students in learning and encourages them to express personal feelings through open-ended art experiences. They are also encouraged to engage in a variety of musical activities.

Skill development pathway of students in Early Years 2

Skill development pathway of students in Early Years 3

In Early Years 3, the skill development pathway of preschool students will focus on comprehensively developed orientation, particularly in creativity and emotional control. At this age, students love to explore and learn new things. Therefore, the teaching activities should be interesting and inspirational.

ISSP will help students express their creativity through art activities such as dancing, singing, painting, etc. By participating in a variety of extracurricular activities, students will easily express their own thoughts, perspectives, knowledge and imagination through words and emotions.

In addition, emotional education for students at this age will not only focus on individual or group emotions but also social hierarchy. At this time, students begin to identify themselves as part of a group such as class or family and begin to form their own opinions and perceptions.

Regarding physical development, students are encouraged to engage in physical activities that require a lot of skill and strength, carry out familiar hygiene routines, and serve themselves. Moreover, they will be educated on nutritious food choices and healthy eating habits.

Read more: Preschool and primary school students participate in after school activities at ISSP

Skill development pathway of students in Early Years 3

Skill development pathway of students in Early Years 4

In Early Years 4, the skill development pathway of preschool students will focus on comprehensive development of students for each skill group. Regarding physical development, students are encouraged to engage in physical activities with increased intensity and duration. In addition, they will learn to be independent in daily activities such as daily meals and hygiene routines. Students will also learn how to recognize differences in direction, distance and location.

In terms of social and emotional development, Early Years 4 students will learn how to manage personal emotions, maintain friendship and participate in social activities. When working in groups, they will learn how to communicate with others, share opinions, evaluate and enjoy achievements of a team.

Specifically, at this stage, students will be able to unleash their creativity through art activities in different ways. Through their own observation and experience when working as a team, students will be more creative.

Skill development pathway of students in Early Years 4

International Preschool Saigon Pearl (ISSP)

International Preschool Saigon Pearl (ISSP) is an prestigious international school in Ho Chi Minh City for children from 18 months to 11 years old, located in Binh Thanh District. ISSP is the only international preschool and primary school in Ho Chi Minh City that is fully accredited by the world’s prestigious educational accreditation organizations, the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). ISSP is currently a candidate school teaching the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) recognized internationally.

International Preschool Saigon Pearl (ISSP)

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For many families, ISSP is a high-quality and best international school in Ho Chi Minh. It has a prominent preschool curriculum applying the Reggio Emilia philosophy with a skill development pathway personalized for each student. At ISSP, children are not only taught knowledge but also necessary life skills such as communication, creativity, critical thinking, etc. in a scientific way to help them develop comprehensively.

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The above article gives useful information about the skill development pathway of students at International Preschool Saigon Pearl (ISSP). Hopefully, with provided information, parents will feel more assured when sending their children to ISSP.