Since children need to keep active, a variety of learning areas and centres are provided at Maple Bear for the needs and interests of children of different ages:
Art and Craft Centre:
Painting and drawing materials, glue, tape and a variety of papers allows children to explore and express ideas and their feelings.
Library and Audio/Visual Centre:
Books, tapes and CD/DVD are available to read, listen and see.
Large motor skill development Centre:
Areas to play games and develop physical skills (outdoor & indoor play area)
Manipulative materials for children to sort, count, classify, measure and learn number logic
Science and Exploration Centre:
Rocks, nests, insects, bones and shells are some elements in this area. Magnets, balances, books and a magnifying glass encourage children to observe and investigate
Game and Puzzle Centre:
There are puzzles and table games for the children to share, think, solve problem and develop their small motor skills
Blocks and manipulative toys encourage children to design, create and build
This area provides children with props for playing house, hospital or store. There are also puppets and dress up clothes for imaginative play.
Sand and Water Centre:
Cups, spoons and funnels allow the children to measure and experiment with volume.
Simple musical instruments are provided here to encourage the children to experiment with sound, tempo and rhythm