Three Kinderland and ELFA preschools teams participated in the 2022 National Preschool Chinese Teaching Aid Competition (Creative Picture Book Storyboard). The teams from the two subsidiaries of Crestar Education Group emerged victorious against more than one hundred other teams.
The competition was organised by the Singapore Centre for Chinese Language (SCCL). It aims to encourage early childhood educators, students, parents and members of the public in Singapore to design creative picture book storyboards as aids for teaching and learning the Chinese language.
(From Left to Right): Ms Tng Bee Tin and Ms Koh Li Hoong from Kinderland Preschool @ Hougang receiving their Excellence Award from Dr Foo Suan Fong, Executive Director, SCCL.
The competition finals were held on 20 August 2022 at SCCL, and the results were subsequently announced on Facebook.
“Who Created Trouble?” 《谁惹的祸》
Ms Koh Li Hoong and Ms Tng Bee Tin, who represented the team from Kinderland Preschool @ Hougang, clinched the “Excellence Award” with their book titled “Who Created Trouble?”
Ms Koh Li Hoong had in 2020 won the “Most Outstanding Award” in the
competition with her tabletop teaching aid “Otter Moving”. Her tabletop teaching aid was published and released through a book “Tong Xin Shuo” to coincide with the finals of this year’s competition.
Dr Foo (middle) presenting the “Consolation Awards” to Ms Zhang Chun Hong, Ms Lin Meng Ya, Ms Zheng Shi Quan and Ms Huang Ai Li (from left to right).
“What Smells So Good?” 《什么这么香》
Team Kinderland Preschool @ Sengkang, comprising of Ms Zhang Chun Hong, Ms Lin Meng Ya, Ms Zheng Shi Qun and Ms Huang Ai Li, received the Consolation Award for its storyboard “What Smells So Good?”
Dr Foo, (right) presenting the “Promising Awards” to Ms Wong Pei Yi (left).
“The World of the Future” 《未来的世界》
Team ELFA Chinese Preschool @ Hougang’s Ms Wong Pei Yi achieved the “Promising Award” with her storyboard “The World of the Future”.
Kinderland’s Curriculum and Professional Development Director, Dr Carol Loy, said, “We strongly encourage our teachers to participate in such competitions to help them unleash their creativity and talent. The competition experience can help them to create more innovative and localised Chinese teaching aids to promote our preschoolers’ interest in Chinese language learning.”
SCCL aims to enhance the effectiveness of teaching Chinese as a second language in a bilingual environment. Through the provision of quality training, SCCL hopes to enhance the teaching competency and professionalism of Chinese language teachers. It further strives to promote the development of Chinese culture and Language in Singapore.
The centre also focuses on researching innovative teaching and learning strategies to strengthen the position of SCCL as the regional teaching and research centre for Chinese as a second language.
Supporting Organisations: Singapore University of Social Sciences, National Institute of Education, National Institute of Early Childhood Development, National Library Board, PAP Community Foundation, Kinderland International Education and E-Bridge Pre-school.