Back in May of 2017, our Singapore distributor Our Music Classroom sent me an email showcasing the stretchy band being used in a new preschool.
Ms Thian Ai Ling, deputy general manager of MFS, said: “As we become increasingly interconnected in a changing world, it is important to continually invest in arts and culture to the benefit of more open, inclusive and imaginative societies. Through this… partnership, our teachers become more confident and skilful, and our children in turn can be nurtured to showcase their innovation and creativity.”
Get ready for some fantastic songs that will inspire your stretchy band time!
Preschool Arts Program uses Stretchy Band
The newspaper article that was published on May 5, 2017, Pre-school Arts Education Programme Piloted at NTUC’s My First Skool, shares some wonderful quotes on the importance of arts in early childhood education. It also show cases the stretchy band in use with engaging songs to teach and connect the students.
MFS said it initiated this partnership to advocate the impact and value of an arts education at pre-school level as it believes that quality arts experiences in the early years help to develop creative individuals from a young age.
NAC’s support is in providing the pre-school teachers with skills and knowledge in planning and delivering quality arts-based lessons, working with artists as co-teachers to facilitate and guide children in class on various art forms, and engaging parents on the impact and value of arts education in their child’s learning.
Meanwhile, children are exposed to various art genres appropriate for their age groups – such as singing, dancing, storytelling, art and music-making – while they explore various curriculum themes and academic subjects. Teachers and artists co-teach children and get them to experience the arts as part of their daily routine and classroom activities. So far, 150 children from the centre have benefited from the programme.
I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. I love the teachers enthusiasm and energy and her being in the center of the circle for the kids/parents to see as well.
Hope this sparks a new idea for you to use with the stretchy band!