Kinder Thinkers English Kindergarten 1 Term 1 Coursebook
Kinder Thinkers course books for English, tailored to the guidelines of the PCF Curiculum (revised 1999). Designed to give children a head start in learning, the books approach the teaching of skills and concepts through lively and fun-filled activities, providing the building blocks for literacy and numeracy, and stretching thinking.
Thematic and task-based, the book are:
- Pegged to pupils’ ability levels
- Appealing in layout and design, with clear icons as signposts
- Progressive in approach, featuring motor, visual discrimination and oral skills
- Colourful, with eye-catching illustrations and stickers to motivate pupils
- Full of interesting rhymes for pupils and ideas for the teacher contained in the teachers’ flash at the bottom of each page
Kinder Thinkers is a series from Singapore that includes course books and activity books that teach beginning English and Math concepts to early learners. In Singapore, there are different levels of preschool/Kindergarten for children ages 3-6 including Nursery (2-4 yrs.), K1 (Kindergarten 4-5 yrs.), and K2 (Kindergarten 5-6 yrs.). “Kinder Thinkers” follows this sequence and provides four course/activity books or “terms” for each level. These books specifically teach children early critical thinking skills, how to interact with others, as well as prepare them generally for their primary education.
Each course book is colorful and engaging for little ones and even includes stickers. Teacher instruction is straightforward and is located at the bottom of every page. The occasional activity suggestions in the teacher instruction utilize household items that are easy to gather and implement. Each unit teaches math or English concepts within the context of the theme. The unit theme might be about oneself, friends, family, home, Chinese New Year festivals, and more. The activity books are in black and white and provide a few practice sheets for each unit. There are also term packages available for each grade that include a coursebook and activity book. ~ Gina