At the Lotus Kids’ Club, we’re aiming to prepare the children for Khmer Primary School. We are essentially a Preschool engaging darling little blossoms through PLAY to open up their worlds for exploration, build their confidence and learn the importance of cooperation.
Our Program Facilitator, Ms Robyn says:
‘…in these sessions I am observing the greatest progress in the students. I see children sharing the equipment, working cooperatively, thinking creatively, planning strategies, solving problems and HAVING FUN!!!! These kids have huge potential.’
So why is PLAY so important?
Ms Robyn answers:
‘It is in play that children develop the ability to concentrate for longer periods of time. This is vital for success at public school. I am amazed at the progress of all of the students…’
Making books to 'read'
Concentrating in the yard
‘When I first introduced jigsaw puzzles they had no strategies to assemble the pieces and could not see the connections between the pieces. I was watching one of the little Vietnamese boys this morning working on one and I was astounded at the speed with which he can complete the puzzle…’
‘We have bought a set of 100 wooden blocks; their structures are works of art. Their fine motor skills in the use of play dough are developing at a rapid rate…’
What could she be making?
Bouna made a boat for the dino
Nho made baby lizards
‘I can see a tremendous growth in confidence as they develop mastery over the activities. It is always difficult to convince anyone with no knowledge of child development of the importance of play. It is during these sessions that the greatest assessment of a child’s progress can be made…’
Celebrating the kids' works of art
Conceptualising their world
Srey Ron building her self image
Thank you, Ms Robyn and LKC team for your dedication and awesome work!
And this is just the beginning! Watch this space for another peep into the world of LKC!
Cheers Big Ears,