Literacy Program

An Essential Part of Childhood

At Clovel, we believe that books and reading should be an essential part of childhood.

Reading will help your child develop their vocabulary, expand their knowledge and introduce them to different concepts like characters, cultures, and personalities

Our Literacy Program begins by introducing your child to basic sight words (starting with babies).

Clovel Pre-Schoolers will then engage in the “First readers” series of books and are then introduced to oral and written language as well as pictures to help develop their reading and comprehension skills.

Learning Through Activities

Written Word and Alphabet

Your child’s introduction to the English Alphabet will come through the three key components of learning to read – That is, learning visually, phonetically and through sound.

Children need to know what words and letters of the alphabet look like before they can learn how to read.

Regular exposure to language and different words and letters will assist your child to develop a good vocabulary, understand complex concepts, and gain new perspectives.

Reciting Poetry

Nursery rhymes and poetry are an essential part of your child’s development. Through poetry, children discover different sounds, rhythms, syllables, new words, and even phonetics. This helps develop essential language skills as well as confidence and self-esteem as the children develop to the level of reciting in front of their peers and educators.

Storytelling and Reading Aloud

Storytelling is more involved and personal than just reading a storybook aloud. Our Educators will often improvise, including voice, sound effects and even props that will create a more immersive experience for your child. The children follow the story pattern and instinctively understand the structure.

Our Educators will then ask the children questions, explain new concepts, and involve the children in discussion about the story.


Once your child understands the shape and pattern of the letters in the alphabet, we can then encourage your child to replicate the letters in wet sand, on play dough and finally on to paper.

Children between the ages of 2 to 6 are fast developing their Fine Motor Control so they can then learn intricate tasks like writing and drawing.

Dramatic Arts in Literacy

Reading a book and storytelling is fabulous for future literacy skill and this can be greatly enhanced by dramatisations and acting out the various roles in each story. Play Acting will boost your child’s confidence, self-esteem, sense of self-worth, proactivity and belonging. It will also encourage your child to:

Use their imagination
Practice and develop
their communication skills
Work better within
a team environment
Understand the subtleties
of spoken language
as well as non-verbal communication
Take up different
personalities during
dress-up games and acts
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Numeracy and Maths

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