Social Emotional Learning
Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.
SEL programme is based on the understanding that the best learning emerges in the context of supportive relationships that make learning challenging, engaging, and meaningful.
Social and emotional skills are critical to being a good student, citizen, and worker. Many risky behaviours (e.g., drug use, violence, bullying, and dropping out) can be prevented or reduced when multiyear, integrated efforts are used to develop students’ social and emotional skills. This is best done through effective classroom instruction, student engagement in positive activities in and out of the classroom, and broad parent and community involvement in programme planning, implementation, and evaluation.
The short-term goals of SEL programmes are to (1) promote students’ self-awareness, social awareness, relationship, and responsible-decision-making skills and (2) improve student attitudes and beliefs about self, others, and school. Learn more about how these, in turn, provide a foundation for better adjustment and academic performance.
Bake and Learn
This is a 3-day holiday programme that aims to enrich children’s speech and language skill through baking and cooking. Cooking with kids reinforces many different skills such as following direction, sequencing, answering “WH” questions, problem solving and reasoning, sentence building and conversation skills like turn taking and topic maintenance. This programme will be a fun activity for kids to enhance speech and language and at the same time learning good nutrition and experimenting with tastes and textures of a variety of new foods. Children will be provided with rich positive reinforcement of target behaviour so as to boost their confidence. Participants will bring home fun and easy-to-follow recipes which they can recreate with their caregivers.
Who will benefit:
- Children aged 6 to 12 years old with an interest in cooking and baking
- Children who experience difficulties in following group instructions and participating in group work
- Children who experience difficulties responding to questions and expressing him/herself
- Enhance child’s vocabulary, ability to follow directions, and answer simple “WH” questions
- Enhance integrative thinking skills
- Enhance social skills
- Enhance conversation skills
- Develops a child’s interest in cooking and baking
- Promotes independence in cooking and baking
- Build the child’s self confidence and social awareness
This is a 3-day holiday programme that incorporates music therapy and occupational therapy. Music is an excellent accompaniment for the development of many skills. It is a universal language that speaks to everyone. Through different sounds, melodies, rhythms and tones, music can be used in the learning process, for sensory integration, motor sequencing and planning and also to develop social skills.
- Learn to play and interact with peers in a group music setting to foster social interaction
- Follow visual and audio cues to play in an ensemble
- To enhance motor and academic skills through music and movement
- To learn motor sequencing through different rhythms
- To improve spatial awareness through movement in music
- To have fun
Through Music and Movement, activities use a variety of sensory modalities to engage:
- Facilitation of language development.
- Gross motor development
- Learn to play a percussion instrument in an ensemble
- Social Skills
- Creative music and movement
- Song improvisation
Who will benefit?
- Children 4-9 yrs age with auditory & sequencing problems
- Children who experience difficulties in making friends, following group instructions and participating in group-work
- Children who are weak in organizational skill
- Children who have speech delay