Critical Thinking & Character Development
Often regarded as equivalent to higher-level thinking, critical thinking is one of the skills that we try to develop in ISMILE children as early as possible. Children are given the opportunity to express their thoughts and ideas creatively. They are encouraged to ask questions; articulate their line of thoughts and provide a logical answer to the questions they asked. The emphasis is on observation of the environment using all their senses. Components of the KEY TO LEARNING Logic module and MATAL Early Childhood Programme from Israel form the basis in developing these critical thinking skills.
"Sow an act, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny."
The foundation years are crucial to the character formation of a child. We believe in investing time and resources in building an unshakeable foundation that will last the trial of time and challenges.
Good character beginnings are emphasised from the infant right up to the kindergarten programmes. Age-appropriate good habits are introduced and continually encouraged and supported in a positive environment.