Dr Connie Lum has worked in the early childhood field for over 20 years. She is currently Director, Mother Tongue Languages at NTUC First Campus. She works closely with principals and teachers in delivering the Chinese curriculum and programmes to children through curriculum writing, training of teachers, evaluating children’s learning environments, and conducting continuous reviews of curriculum tools and techniques. She is a member of the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning (CPCLL) Pre-School Group.
Leveraging on the Five Senses in Developing Skills to Learn Chinese Language
A piece of ice may motivate children to speak; an image or a photo may help children to develop a deeper understanding of the stories read.
In this sharing session, the use of multiple sensory play (i.e. visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory and tactile) and scaffolding strategies (i.e. linguistics scaffolding, curriculum resources scaffolding and peer scaffolding) will be introduced. These will ignite children’s interest in learning Chinese, and enhance cognitive development, concentration and creativity in children.