HANDWRITING SERIES (Age 2/3 to 10)
(Linked and Manuscript style)
Basically, writing is somewhat linked to effective reading and spelling achievements hence our writing books go along with basic vocabulary, poems, punctuations, and diction for every age grade, so as they learn to write, they’re improving their reading and spelling skills.
Our series also focuses on pen grip, posture, legibility of continuous strokes and letter formation. Handwriting is a habit that should grow with the child and that is why our series begins from age 2/3 and goes until age 10. Handwriting is a skill that boosts academic success and self-confidence in a child.
Because reading and writing go hand in hand, writing helps to builder a stronger reader and because handwriting is a basic tool used in many other subjects like in taking notes, taking tests, doing classwork and homework etc., it is necessary to make an active effort to develop this skill. Handwriting should not be under estimated as a core subjects in primary education and on this note we’ve built this series for effective writing skills at all ages.
ART SERIES (Age 3 to 10)
Art and craft helps to boosts a child’s creativity and creativity is a special skill that you need to invoke in children from a very early. Art also enhances visual learning and imaginations of the child.
Art skill is different with every child i.e. every child will express their drawings in different ways and for this reason we have “Let’s draw and colour” for the junior primary which focuses on developing the child’s drawing skill. In higher primary, it goes further to the more advanced part of art like making prints, paper Mache, still life drawing, imaginative drawing, weaving, tie and dye, bead making and so on. Our series is therefore aimed at probing the child’s creative and imaginative skills from preschool to complete primary.
LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION SERIES (12 months to age4+)
Reading to your child is a must from the day he is born. Language and communication is KEY in the child’s basic development. “A child begins to develop her language even before she can use words” or in other words, “for the first few years, children understand a lot more than they can say”, so for this reason, build their communication skill by reading to them, studying pictures together, and making simple conversations with them to prompt their speech development, and all these are activities included in our book.
By 12 months, a baby should recognize and react to the sound of his name which means the sense of communication has begun to develop from this age, hence the concept of language and communication should not be delayed till they are fully grown before being taught. Language and communication skill development helps them in expressing their thoughts, feelings and information which is necessary for their growth and development and is exactly what we are trying to achieve with series.
Identification, understanding, pronunciation, spelling and writing are the key elements this series develops. The activities in these books prompt interpretation of simple verbs (come, see, stop), and assists in helping them learn to build simple sentences from pictures which illustrate things that happen around him and the concept of colours, numbers, shapes, greetings, poems and stories are all basic information toddlers need in developing their communication skills.
In summary, these series offers speech development (communicating and understanding commands, directions and information), vocabulary and memory building, imaginative thinking and verbal interactions.
MATHEMATICAL SKILL (Age 2+ to 4+)
Children use mathematical skill throughout their daily routines. Mathematical skill helps to improve their reasoning and practical assessment hence initiates problem-solving and manipulative skill at an early age.
Our series offers exquisite knowledge on:
~ Recognition as well as counting of numerals
~ Sequence of numbers, relating numbers to things around them (e.g. 2 eyes, 5 toes), time, currency e.t.c.
~ Spatial sense (idea of shapes, size, space, position and direction)
~ Measurement (length, height, weight, volume and time)
~ Ability to count verbally (first forward, then backward)
~ Relating, matching and writing numerals
~ Concept of addition and subtraction of numbers
~ The idea of quantity and gradation
~ Estimation (bigger, less, more than or less than)
Mathematical skill is very practical and complementary to their daily activities. It is fun, provokes their initiative and helps to boost their confidence in understanding basic concepts around them. Hence these books provide an essential skill in early age child numerical and analytic skill development.
QUANTITATIVE AND VERBAL REASONING SERIES (Age 3 to 10)
Basic number concepts and skills (numeracy) has been considered a skill that must be taught to preschoolers to up their reasoning ability before emerging for primary school, which is why we have begun our series from age 3+. The ability to count, sort, understand figures and the inverse relationship between addition and subtraction are ideas they need to grasp from preschool.
In lower primary, activities on even and odd numbers, reading and writing numbers, filling the missing numbers are concept we used in capturing that basic understanding of number series. And in upper primary, other concepts like fractions, matrix, set theory, data interpretation, modular arithmetic, numeracy tests, comparing quantities, and ascending and descending order of numbers are taught, they are foundations that’ll help the children in reasoning out simple and advanced mathematical operations throughout their lives. It should be noted quantitative reasoning is a skill, one with a very practical application which probes its importance in child education.
Verbal reasoning is a skill that teaches English’s diversity. The ability to be able to sort words, find synonyms and antonyms or group into collective terms which are all taught in verbal reasoning enhance language and speech development.
In lower primary it’s still about mastery of the letter series, and letter sounds which involves activities on alphabetical order, identification of vowels and consonants, odd letter sounds, consonant blends and so on. But at higher classes it goes further to words building, sentence formation, word association, vocabulary development , singulars and plurals, prefixes and suffixes, general terms and so on. All of these topics are aimed at building their vocabulary intelligence which is our goal with this series.