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Hi-5 House of Learning
First Hi-5 House of Learning to open in Kuala Lumpur!
~ Preschool and enrichment centre for children 18 months and up will incorporate learning fundamentals from Hi-5 House TV series ~
Kuala Lumpur, 7 November 2014 – Hi-5 House is opening its very first preschool and enrichment centre called Hi-5 House of Learning (“Hi-5 HOL”) here in Kuala Lumpur at the end of the year. Through play and discovery learning, children aged between 18 months and 9 years old will be able to enjoy the Hi-5 House experience in classrooms and build the foundational skills for school readiness the Hi-5 way.
Hi-5 HOL’s curriculum offers a multi-faceted approach to learning based on influential theories including Gardner’s and Piaget’s theories of child development. Through movement, music and creativity, Hi-5 HOL presents a rich, playful and fun learning environment augmented by video clips, songs, and stories from the award-winning children’s TV programme!
“This curriculum has been in development for over a year with the collaboration of early childhood specialists Helen Martin and Dr Catherine Martin and we are ever so eager to share it with children from Malaysia who we know are avid fans of Hi-5 House. By merging the Hi-5 brand with an educational platform, it is our hope that we will be able to encourage learning and school readiness in a fun Hi-5 way!” said Julie Greene, the Executive Creative Director of Hi-5 World.
What sets Hi-5 HOL apart from other preschools is its unique learning model. Each week, children will be greeted by a video message, specially recorded for the children, from the Hi-5 House cast. And throughout the week, children will explore five segments in the Hi-5 House series with a central topic each day. For example, Monday is Shapes and Space day that focuses on Visual Learning. Tuesday is Word Play day that focuses on English language and literacy. Wednesday is Puzzles and Patterns day that explores Logical and Mathematical concepts. Thursday is Making Music day and explores musical concepts. Finally Friday is for Sharing Stories where children learn about Literacy and develop Social and Emotional Awareness.
“Hi-5 HOL is a fun-filled platform for young children to enjoy and discover all aspects of learning. On screen, Hi-5 projects a buoyant environment that we believe children will learn best in. Now, we want to replicate that environment and present it in the classroom. In Hi-5 HOL, children get to live the Hi-5 House experience in their everyday journey discovering the world and themselves,” said Datuk Jared Lim, the Chairman of Hi-5 World.
Hi-5 HOL will offer age-targeted programmes including Pre Nursery, Nursery, and a series of enrichment activities for children with different inclinations and interests.
Hi-5 HOL is located in a spacious 10,000 square foot school compound in Damansara Heights. It features a variety of facilities such as an outdoor obstacle course playground, indoor playground, heated salt chlorinated swimming pool, rock climbing wall, gymnastics room, music room, book room, kitchen for cooking classes, and a cafe.
Visit http://school.hi-5world.com for more exciting details and register to help your young ones learn and grow.