Smart start for young learn­ers

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - STARSPECIAL PARENTING -

PAR­ENTS across the na­tion are re­al­is­ing the life-long ben­e­fits of a qual­ity, well­rounded early childhood ed­u­ca­tion. The early childhood ed­u­ca­tion ex­pe­ri­ence in­cludes en­abling young chil­dren to es­tab­lish a solid foun­da­tion for the ac­qui­si­tion of knowl­edge and skills through learn­ing pro­grammes in a se­cure and nur­tur­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

To en­sure that their child is nur­tured aca­dem­i­cally, so­cially, emo­tion­ally, phys­i­cally and cre­atively, Farouk Shah Sa­hol Hameed and Noorhida’Ayu A. Lat­iff de­cided to en­rol their four-year-old daugh­ter, Noor Airis Na­dia Farouk Shah at Smart Reader Kids Se­layang Jaya, Se­lan­gor, af­ter their fam­ily mem­bers in­formed them that it pro­vides a good teach­ing and learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment.

“The en­vi­ron­ment is won­der­ful and the teach­ers have proven to be well-trained. At a young age, our daugh­ter has shown im­mense im­prove­ment in read­ing. She loves to do her school work and is able to man­age her­self fairly well. Smart Reader Kids is with­out a doubt the best early childhood pro­gramme for our daugh­ter,” said Noorhida’Ayu.

Con­tented that her daugh­ter is able to speak rather well in English, Noorhida’Ayu re­vealed that they of­ten con­duct role-play ses­sions at home. As her daugh­ter as­pires to be a teacher, she and her hus­band will oc­ca­sion­ally pre­tend to be stu­dents and her daugh­ter will teach them the lessons she learned in pre-school.

Lee Pei Pei was ea­ger for her four-year-old daugh­ter to get a head start in life. Through rec­om­men­da­tions from fam­ily and friends, she en­rolled Ooi Ee En at Smart Reader Kids Kawasan Per­ni­a­gaan Sun­gai Ram­bai, Pe­nang.

“Ever since my daugh­ter went to Smart Reader Kids, she has de­vel­oped self-dis­ci­pline and learned to speak in English, Ba­hasa Malaysia and Man­darin.

“Her teach­ers also teach her to sing, write, dance and read,” shared Lee, who is very happy with her daugh­ter’s progress.

Hav­ing learned about Smart Reader Kids from his cousin, Ra­gu­nathan Ra­man and his wife had rea­sons for en­rolling their six-yearold son, Arvind Ra­gu­nathan, at Smart Reader Kids Ta­man Bi­dara, Se­layang, Se­lan­gor.

Be­sides the good learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment and the ef­fec­tive­ness of the Smart Reader Kids pro­gramme, they also found the fees af­ford­able com­pared with other early childhood ed­u­ca­tion cen­tres in their neigh­bour­hood.

Ra­gu­nathan no­ticed ob­vi­ous progress in his son’s char­ac­ter de­vel­op­ment and aca­demic achieve­ments.

“He was very play­ful and of­ten spent his time play­ing games. He fared poorly in read­ing and writ­ing, too. How­ever, af­ter tak­ing up the Smart Reader Kids pro­gramme for one­and-a-half-year, I no­ticed that he has be­come more or­gan­ised and can read and write bet­ter,” shared Ra­gu­nathan, adding that his son of­ten men­tioned that he likes his teach­ers and their teach­ing style.

The proud fa­ther added, “Since he will be en­ter­ing Stan­dard One next year, I be­lieve he will have a smooth tran­si­tion to pri­mary school as most of the stan­dard sub­jects taught in pri­mary school have been cov­ered in Smart Reader Kids.”

For de­tails on Smart Reader Kids, Smart Reader Kids Man­darin Medium, Smart Reader Kids++ and Smart Reader Kids Is­lamic fran­chised pro­grammes, call Smart Reader Kids Se­layang Jaya, Se­lan­gor at 03-6120 6757, Smart Reader Kids Kawasan Per­ni­a­gaan Sun­gai Ram­bai, Pe­nang at 04-537 4529, Smart Reader Kids Ta­man Bi­dara, Se­layang, Se­lan­gor at 03-6136 8757, Smart Reader World­wide at 03-6279 5555 or the SMARTLine at 1300 885 555.

In­ter­net users can browse www. smartread­, www.smartreader., or log on to Face­book at SmartReader or Twit­ter at Smart_SRW. Views and feed­back can be shared at http://smartreader-kids.

Par­ents who are sat­is­fied with their chil­dren’s progress at Smart Reader Kids.

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