Fonik Ria

A Malay Reading Programme
  • Language: Malay
  • Level: N1, N2, K1 & K2
  • No. of sessions & duration:
    Option 1: 28 sessions x 60 mins
    Option 2: 44 sessions x 60 mins
  • Cost fee: $40 per student per month
  • Material fee: $25 one time payment
  • No. of students: Min. 8 – Max. 15 students

Objectives: To teach reading (Malay) to children using a
customized phonics approach that combines music, drama, writing, language games and interactive videos.

This creative phonics course is designed to give children a good foundation in reading Malay. Consisting of 2 main modules, this course is progressive and leads to the development of reading as well as writing skills. Each letter of the alphabet comes alive as a cute character children can identify with. 

This course uses songs to emphasize each unit of lesson. It is also filled with role playing, writing exercises, exciting wod games as well as interactive videos to aid children in reading and enriching their five senses. 

The only comprehensive Malay phonics reading package
developed in Singapore for Singaporean children learning Malay as a second language.

Module 1:
  • 16 lessons, 1 hour per lesson.
  • At the end of this module, children will be able to read simple sentences.
Module 2:
  • 12 lessons, 1 hour per lesson.
  • At the end of this module, children will be able to read with understanding and write short sentences.

Easy Malay

A Malay Conversational Programme​
  • Language: Bilingual English-Malay​
  • Level: K1 & K2
  • No. of sessions & duration:
    Option 1: 28 sessions x 60 mins
    Option 2: 44 sessions x 60 mins
  • Cost fee: $40 per student per month
  • Material fee: $25 one time payment
  • No. of students: Min. 8 – Max. 15 students

Objectives:
– To introduce the Malay language and culture to children of all races and backgrounds. ​
– To encourage an interest in the Malay language in children learning it as a second or third language.​

Special Highlight
Children will put up a mini variety-show presentation at the end of the workshop to show off their new Malay language skills learnt.

Easy Malay for Kids is an introductory Malay conversational programme designed for children aged 5 & 6 years old from non-Malay speaking households. This programme imparts language learning in a fun way filled with listening and pronunciation through songs, drama, games and storytelling. 

Each week, children will be introduced to the Malay language through themes such as greetings, colours, food, numbers, celebrations etc. In each lesson, students will also be taught one cultural element such as – salam. Why do Malays salam each other or their elders? How do you do the salam? Simple activities like this will create curiosity and allow the students to ask questions and understand a little bit more about their Malay friends. This creates an interactive format to fun learning. 

This programme will allow our non-Malay friends to learn Malay. Children will learn basic words and phrases that will get them on the road to speaking Malay!

Learning Points
  • Learning a new language skill – the Malay language.​
  • Appreciate and understand more about the Malay culture.

Ati’s

Baju Melayu Ati
  • Language: English
  • Level: N1, N2, K1 & K2
  • No. of sessions & duration:
    Option 1: 28 sessions x 60 mins
    Option 2: 44 sessions x 60 mins
  • Cost fee: $40 per student per month
  • Material fee: $25 one time payment
  • No. of students: Min. 8 – Max. 15 students

Objectives:
– Children will be able to appreciate another person’s culture and customs by participating in the storytelling.
– Children will be able to don a traditional costume and talk about their feelings.
– Children will be able to speak simple Malay phrases through character role-playing.

Special Highlights:
This session uses audio-visual sensory as it comes with an audio CD of the storybook narrated in the style of radio dramas from the genre of children radio storytelling which was very popular during the era of Singapore Broadcasting Corporation of the 80s.

“There is a betel leaf box, an old carpet and…a giant bag! Ati pulls the giant bag out and opens it.”

What could possibly be inside Nenek’s big bag?”

Inspired by the Lee Kuan Yew Bilingualism Grant book

recipient’s work comes a fun and interactive  storytelling session that will introduce children to the unique culture of their Malay friends. Children will be guided to immerse themselves in Ati’s world through a disguise – the “baju Melayu”!

Learning Points

At the end of this session children will:

  • Enjoy reading a locally written picture book through interactive drama activities.
  • Enjoy getting to know more about their Singaporean friends and love them.

(Anak Itik)

A Bilingual Storytelling Session
  • Language: English
  • Level: N1, N2, K1 & K2
  • No. of sessions & duration:
    1 session x 45mins

Objectives:
– Children will be able to appreciate learning nature and know more about garden animals that they can find in Singapore.
– Children will be encouraged not to be afraid to explore the outdoors.

“Quack… Quack… Quack
Tolong! Tolong! Tolong!” said the little duckling!
What does “Tolong” mean?
What could possibly happen to the little duckling?
What distracted it from its mother?

Learn more about nature and its inhabitants in Singapore’s garden city! Pre-schoolers will immerse themselves in this exciting storytelling adventure and will be taught a catchy little duckling song and dance! Students will then go on a duck trail around the classroom looking for clues. This session has everything – stories, songs, dance and activities!

Learning Points:

At the end of this session children will:
  • Enjoy reading a locally written picture book through interactive storytelling.
  • Enjoy singing and dancing to a simple duck song.
  • Enjoy getting to speak simple Malay words and phrases.
Special Highlight
  • Using visual stimulus, children will have fun going through object treasure hunts in the comfort of their classroom.

The King

A Bilingual Pop-Up Play
  • Language: Bilingual English-Malay
  • Level: N1, N2, K1 & K2
  • No. of sessions & duration:
    1 session x 45mins

Objectives:
– To make locally authored stories come alive through a mini theatre performance.
– To encourage children to learn the values of sharing and being kind to one another.

Raja… Ratu…. Roti….! What do all of these words mean?

Children will be transported to a pop-up setting and meet the characters from the story of King And Queen (Raja dan Ratu), one of the lovable locally written     stories from our Beginner Reader Series collection.

The King is hungry and wants to eat. He sees the Queen with a slice of bread coated with sugar and refuses to share it with the King. Suddenly, a bird comes. What will happen? Will the King get his bread?

Children will be enthralled as these life-size characters act out the story and help solve a problem. Have fun with Raja and Ratu!

This performance can be done in either English or Malay.

Learning Points:
At the end of this session children will:
  • Enjoy interacting with the storytellers and offer a creative solution to a problem.
  • Appreciate the experience of being a part of a mini staged performance.
Special Highlight
  • Children will get to participate and interact with life-size characters (the storytellers) from the book, play word games and learn simple Malay words and phrases while helping the characters through their adventures.

Where is

A Bilingual Pop-Up Play
  • Language: Bilingual English-Malay
  • Level: N1, N2, K1 & K2
  • No. of sessions & duration:
    1 session x 45mins

Objectives:
– To make locally authored stories come alive through a mini theatre performance.
– To encourage children to learn the values of sharing and being kind to one another.

One… Two… Three… Four… Five! There are five dragonflies around the lake. What a sight!

Children will be transported to a lake pop-up setting and meet the characters from the story of Anak Itik, one of the lovable          locally written stories from our Confident Reader Series collection.

Anak Itik loves to swim around the pond with her mother. One day, she spots a beautiful dragonfly flying low around the pond. Anak Itik is mesmerized. She follows it far beyond the shallow pond. Ibu Itik becomes worried when she couldn’t find Anak Itik. Where did Anak Itik go?

Children will be enthralled as these life-size characters act out the story and learn to identify a dragonfly and their own body parts.

This performance can be done in either English or Malay.

Learning Points:

At the end of this session children will:
  • Enjoy interacting with the storytellers and offer a creative solution to a problem.
  • Appreciate the experience of being a part of a mini staged performance.
Special Highlight
  • Children will get to participate and interact with life-size characters (the storytellers) from the book, play word games and learn simple Malay words and phrases while helping the characters through their adventures.

Watch Me

A Bilingual Speech & Drama Workshop
  • Language: Bilingual English-Malay
  • Level: K1 & K2
  • No. of sessions & duration:
    8 sessions x 60mins

Objectives:
– To create confident bilingual communicators.
– To teach children to express themselves creatively through drama.
– To develop a love for the Malay language.

Mirroring the concept of Readers Theatre, children will be   guided through an 8-week course incorporating roleplaying, improvisation and language games that will sharpen and develop their communication skills.

From our locally written Beginner Reader Series books (Siri Bacaan Awal Kanak-Kanak), children will workshop to a selected script based on this very short story and learn Malay through drama!

Using this script, students will then put up a bilingual English-Malay drama.

Medium of instruction for this programme will be in English.

Learning Points:

At the end of this session children will:
  • Become a confident bilingual communicator.
  • Enjoy learning a new skill – drama
  • Enjoy speaking simple Malay words and phrases.
Special Highlight
  • Children will put up a bilingual English-Malay mini performance based on the selected book at the end of the workshop, complete with costumes and hand-made props.

Our Songs:

Discovering Timeless Malay Children Songs
  • Language: Bilingual English-Malay
  • Level: N1, N2, K1 & K2
  • Nursery: Kudaku / Horsemaking
  • Kindergarten: Buih Sabun / Soap Bubbles

Objectives:
– Children will be able to appreciate timeless children songs with a distinct Singaporean flavour.
– Children will be able to learn positive messages, values, themes and lifeskills that are present in the songs.

This is a unique programme that allows children to sharpen their bilingual abilities through the use of songs!

A song from the array of our Lagu-lagu Kita collection will be selected to fit either Nursery or Kindergarten levels and children will be taught the song in the beginning of the workshop. They will then learn the theme of the song, what it means and learn simple Malay words along the way.

Medium of instruction for this programme will be in English.

Learning Points:

At the end of this session children will:
  • Enjoy singing Malay songs and know it’s meaning.
  • Enjoy doing an arts-and-craft activity in relation to the song.
Special Highlight
  • Children will be guided to do a simple craft activity that they can bring home!

2019 © ® All Rights Reserved  | Mini Monsters Limited (Singapore)