Halloween Books, a Spooktacular Party, and a library… all at your fingertips!
As mamas, we want our littles to know more than their ABC’s. After all, reading is really how our astute little students are able to understand the big world they’re growing up in. Mastering reading skills from a young age helps kids reach those milestones in language and communication, and it’s also linked to higher academic performance across all subjects and social concepts! To make sure each and every growing bub gets the proper introduction to the world of literature, Stamford American School is offering an individualised Levelled Reading Programme for students from the age of 5.
The programme runs from pre-primary (kindergarten) through to Grade 5, and their top tier teachers determine student’s reading levels in order to encourage development and continual growth. Through regular in-class testing using the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System (BAS), these assessments help determine every child’s reading level, so that Stamford can deliver personalised reading techniques to help our little learners progress.
We love that every classroom at Stamford’s new campus (opening September 2017) is fully equipped with its own library (with over 1,000 books!), including levelled reading programs in Science and Engineering. Encouraging a lifelong love of reading? Tick!
And don’t worry, mamas, this school is all about making sure that parents play an important role in the process. In fact, they stress that reading with your child is a key way to create strong family relationships. And with Stamford’s library resources at your fingertips, you can make sure your tiny tot is building up a vocabulary whilst improving their listening, concentration and imagination skills.
With Halloween coming up, Stamford has even given us a list of Spooktacular stories that we can read to our little ones this October! Create a cosy reading nook in a tent, and let your little one practice reading or repeating lines of characters using different scary voices for all the monsters, witches and ghouls! Time to start turning those pages, mamas (or clicking through the slides…).
Due to overwhelming demand for their inaugural Open House, Stamford is now opening new Open House sessions on Wednesday, 26 October and Thursday, 27 October, 2016. Simply register online!
And don’t forget you’re invited to the Spooktacular Halloween Playgroup on Wednesday, 19 October, from 9:30 to 11am. Expect an enchanting morning of music, arts and crafts activities and dramatic storytelling of Room on the Broom, the much-loved children’s book by Julia Donaldson! Plus, you’ll get to meet and mingle with fellow mamas over Halloween treats and be inspired by fun and educational activities!
We’re also thrilled to let you know that Stamford is now enrolling students for the 2017-2018 academic year. Hooray!
Stamford American School Hong Kong is currently unregistered. Provisional registration of a school with the Education Department Bureau has been applied for but is currently pending approval. The opening of the school is subject to approval of the provisional school registration by the Education Bureau.
With a witch, lost items, and the help of animals, this story is all about helping others in need and treating others the way you’d like to be treated. A sure family favourite!
With stunning two-page illustrated spreads, this book by the author of the popular I Spy series includes addictive search games and picture puzzles.
It’s Halloween, and Splat is determined to be the scariest cat in the class. Unfortunately he’s just too much of a scaredy-cat (pun intended!).
Farmer Brown does not like Halloween, but Farmer Brown’s animals do. With a costume party in the barn, a note for Farmer Brown on his porch, and mysteriously disappearing candy! Trick or treat!
Going on a pumpkin hunt has never been such fun! Preschoolers will enjoy going on an adventurous scavenger search with Duck and Goose…
Pete the Cat takes on the classic favourite children’s song “Five Little Pumpkins” in New York Times bestselling author James Dean’s Pete the Cat: Five Little Pumpkins. Join Pete as he rocks out to this cool adaptation of the classic Halloween song!
Join Mouse on a spooky autumn night. He hears bats flying, leaves falling, and children singing and learns all about the true meaning of “Trick or Treat!”
Brought to you in partnership with Stamford American International School