BrainFit® Junior is a unique integrated programme for children aged 3 to 6 years old that comprises training of key pre-academic cognitive skills, coupled with the delivery of a metacognitive curriculum (where children are guided to become aware of their own thinking process) around 3 key content pillars of Social-Emotional, English and Math Mastery.
Your child will participate in a series of fun and engaging group and personalized activities during each BrainFit® Junior class to strengthen different pre-academic cognitive skills. This is integrated with the teaching of key content areas using a metacognitive approach.
There are 4 levels in the BrainFit® Junior programme, with each level targeting skill sets to be developed at each age group, increasing in difficulty as the child progresses in age as the brain matures.
What are pre-academic cognitive skills?
Here are some examples of these critical pre-academic skills which should be developed in the first 6 years of life. These skills are often “invisible” and “unspoken”, yet they exert a profound impact on a child’s intelligence, ability to learn and succeed in school and life.
Rapid Spatial Estimation
The ability to rapidly estimate spatial quantities, an important foundation for numeracy tasks in Math
The ability to stay on task without being distracted by irrelevant information in the environment
Visual/ Auditory Memory
The ability to remember what is seen or heard
Rapid Auditory Processing
The ability to rapidly process minute durations of sounds, critical for strong listening, language and reading skills
The ability to manage own emotions, especially unpleasant ones, and have good social skills to thrive in school
Visual/ Auditory Working Memory
The ability to use memory purposefully for critical thinking and deep problem-solving
Term 1: Emotion Cognition
Nurture the ability to manage emotions, inhibit impulses, succeed socially and become more resilient through a comprehensive EQ and growth mindset curriculum.
Term 2: English Cognition
Accelerate rapid auditory processing, phonological awareness and working memory to follow multiple-step instructions and develop strong reading and writing foundations.
Term 3: Math Cognition
Consolidate Mathematical thinking through mental visualisation, spatial processing exercises of 2D and 3D images and strengthening of visual and numerical working memory.
- For children from N1 to K2 (3 to 6 years old)
- 1 class per week
- 80 minutes per class
- Small class size of maximum 1:6
- Children from N2 and above require a CognitiveMAP™ brain profiling prior to enrolment in the programme. Thereafter, students will receive an annual complimentary CognitiveMAP™ to enable monitoring of child’s continual cognitive development to ensure optimal progress.
“After attending the BrainFit® Junior Programme, my son has improved a lot. He can focus and do his work faster. He is learning better in school now. “
– SM Wang, Parent of 5-year-old Jayden
“My 3-year-old son has been training in BrainFit Junior for more than a year now. I have seen nice improvements in numerous areas – attention & focus, learning speed & ability, memory, listening & ability to follow instructions, speech & language skills, gross and fine motor skills, and most importantly, his confidence has increased as a result. Will definitely recommend BrainFit to other families.”
– Parent of 3-year-old child
“My son is 5 years old now and has been training at BrainFit since he was a toddler. The programmes have definitely helped increased his learning ability and learning speed. The teachers are very friendly and experienced, and always provide timely updates. I am happy to recommend this programme to other parents.”
– Parent of 5-year-old child
“I have seen improvements in my child’s ability to pay attention and also her memory. Her motor skills have also improved. Her speech, confidence and ability to manage her emotions are much better too. I like the programme because it provides an overall development of my child. The class sizes are small which is good. The trainers are patient and detailed in providing feedback to parents.”
– Parent of 6-year-old child