PRESCHOOL

学前课程

Do you want your English-speaking preschooler to be more confident in reading and speaking Chinese? Do you want your child to genuinely enjoy learning Chinese and be well prepared for primary school?

KidStartNow is recommended by 20+ parent bloggers and was selected by Young Parents magazine as the Chinese Enrichment Class that best nurture your kids’ interest.

Our preschool programmes are based around learning through animated stories, games, and speech and drama, and focus on building genuine interest in Chinese and preparing kids for P1.

Build Interest and Reading Habits Through Animated Stories

As parents, we know that getting kids to read is critical for long-term success in Chinese. When kids like to read, it's natural for him or her to enjoy the langauge. From experience, kids that do not read Chinese books also tend to struggle in comprehension and composition in primary school due to a limited vocabulary.

However, it can be a challenge getting kids to read Chinese stories as many kids prefer to read English books instead.

That is why our preschool curriculum is structured around the animated stories of our school mascot "Pirate Panda". Incorporating animation, sound effects and engaging plots, our stories have delighted thousands of kids over the last 7 years, and are appealing to even kids that normally dislike reading Chinese stories.

As a bonus, all our books come with read-aloud - so your kids can learn on their own without requiring assistance from busy parents.

Building Vocabulary Excellence

One of the most common questions we hear from parents is how to help build our kids' vocabulary. A strong word recognition foundation is important for long-term success in Chinese, but many preschoolers have shorter attention spans or forget the words after some time.

This is a common problem, as research has shown we tend to forget half of what we learn by tomorrow and forget 80% within a week. To counter this, we have developed an online vocabulary learning system that is powered by AI to help your child revise efficiently.

Firstly, the system automatically tracks what your child knows, and intelligently recommends the right words to revise. Secondly, should your child forget a word, he or she can watch a short video explaining the word, providing immediate reinforcement.

Lastly, to motivate your child to revise, kids can gain small rewards from doing the quizzes, and with just a few minutes a day, your child will dramatically improve his or her vocabulary and reading skills, making learning Chinese easy.

preschool programmes

nursery two

N2 kids tend to have shorter attention spans, thus classes need to be extremely interactive and engaging. At this age, it is also important to build strong foundations in oral and listening.

Our N2 classes (1hr 45mins a week) are focused on building interest in Chinese, with a focus on oral and listening skills.

Build interest and reading skills through animated stories

Develop oral skills and confidence through games and monthly speech-and-drama activities

Reinforce vocabulary and stories at home via online learning

Learn through play via song-and-dance

Practise writing basic strokes and sequence of Chinese characters

Small class size (max 8)

kindergarten one

K1 is the time to build a solid foundation in vocabulary and writing, while empowering our kids to form and speak using longer sentences.

Our K1 classes (1hr 45mins a week) are focused on building interest in Chinese, while building a solid foundation in oral, reading, and writing.

Build interest and reading skills through animated stories

Develop oral skills and confidence through games and monthly Speech-and-drama activities

Build solid foundation in writing sequences and simple words

Reinforce vocabulary and stories at home via online learning

Monthly assessments and personalised reports to identify weaknesses

Small class size (max 9)

kindergarten two

The main goal of K2 classes is to prepare your child for P1 while still ensuring he or she has a deep interest in Chinese that is critical for success in primary school.

Our K2 classes (1hr 45mins a week) cover fundamentals in hanyu pinyin, writing, word recognition and oral.

Build interest and reading skills through animated stories

Word recognition and writing exercises based on latest MOE P1 requirements

Builds strong foundation in Hanyu Pinyin to prepare for P1

Prep for P1 Show and Tell through exercises and presentations

Reinforce vocabulary and stories at home via online learning

Monthly assessments and personalised reports to identify weaknesses

Small class size (max 10)

Register your Interest Now!

Xinyu started her Chinese class with KidStartNow in 2018 at N2 level. She enjoys the lessons very much as they are very interactive and fun for her. In addition to the weekly class, the school also provides an on-line learning portal which she can watch animated stories and do quizzes any time during the day. It encourages frequent learning and practice for her. The more she works on the quizzes the more rewards she earns. She is now able to recognise many Chinese characters without the help of Hanyu Pinyin and she speaks confidently in the language.

We are very pleased with her learning progress and are impressed with the continuous enhancement of the on-line learning portal by the school. As parents, we would like Xinyu to develop a natural love for the language and KidStartNow has made learning Chinese a fun experience for Xinyu. She now wants to read Chinese story books. We greatly appreciate Wang Laoshi’s patience with Xinyu, who always looks forward to her class and makes sure she earns her rewards every week.

- Mrs Chan, Parent of Xin Yu (K2)