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Tuesday, April 13, 2010


We are now doing the theme on My Community. Below is our theme board. Here, we depicted a normal neighbourhood scene with shops, people as well as the mode of transportation.

This is a very interesting theme because most of the children are familiar with the buildings. We talked about the buildings around Bandar Sri Damansara (where Little Beans is) and of course MacDonald's, Grand Union, Berry's Bakery and even Klinik Kanak-Kanak London are familiar landmarks to them.

Of course, we talked about 7-11, and some are puzzled that it can be open for 24 hours. A five-year old boy wondered why the people working inside 7-11 need not sleep. Teacher explained that they worked in shifts, and they take turns to sleep.

I would also like to take this opportunity to talk to them about traffic rules, road safety as well as paying for parking. Parents, are you guilty of not feeding the meter when you park your car? I know many are ... the children told me that "My daddy never put coins into the parking meter", or "Mummy says not need to pay...." Aha....children are observant, aren't they?

The theme board is a very useful tool to convey positive messages. Looking at the theme board, we see many people in the midst of daily activities. There are people of different races to reflect the diversity of Malaysia. Also, good habits such as recycling or helping the elderly are incorporated into the board as a gentle reminder to the children.

Buildings in and around my neighbourhood.

Reuse, reduce and recycle
Helping grandma as she walks.

Little boy playing outside his school.

Policeman helping to control the traffic.

Man running after a taxi.

The fire station.

The bakery - incidentally, we will be taking the children to a bakery soon to have a hands-on experience of baking and decorating their own cupcakes and pastry.


  1. Wow! That's such a beautiful theme board! And I love the way the theme was brought to life for the kids by inviting various people to share their occupations!

  2. This is awesome. Where did you get the fire station from? How were you able to do the people?