Notice: is_singular was called incorrectly. Conditional query tags do not work before the query is run. Before then, they always return false. Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 3.1.0.) in /home/charmaine87/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4139

Notice: is_singular was called incorrectly. Conditional query tags do not work before the query is run. Before then, they always return false. Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 3.1.0.) in /home/charmaine87/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 4139
About Us - Samui Kids Academy

About Us

About Samui Kids Academy
  • Samui Kids Academy Development Centre

    Speciality Classes - Developmental Evaluation - Coaching/Counselling Sessions

    Samui Kids Academy is a Child Development Centre located in Koh Samui, Thailand. We believe all children deserve the opportunity to develop their potential and that is why at Samui Kids Academy we provide various programs to support the developmental needs of children.

    • Arts & Crafts

      During these hands-on sessions children will explore their creative sides and learn all about colours, shapes and creativity.

    • Cooking Kids

      During these sessions your little chef will learn and develop various skills involving cooking and baking.

    • Act it Out

      Our speech and drama program offers children of all ages the opportunity to master techniques and skills necessary for effective communication.

    • Educational Play Time

      Playtime for children is not only fun but essential to help generate a rapidly developing brain.

    • My First Book Club

      These sessions are designed to develop language and literature skills while introducing your child to the wonderful world of books.

    • Musika Kids

      These sessions will introduce the world of music to your child and will assist your child in developing various skills involving music and movement.

    • Funastix

      Funastix is a fun and energetic exercise program that combines creativity and music with basic training in flexibility, balance, strength and co-ordination.

    • Charmaine Grundlingh
      Manager / Instructor / Counsellor
    • Sophia Wessels
      Instructor
  • How to Enroll Your Child to a Class?

    • Fine Motor Development

      Fine motor movements involve the coordination of small muscles in the hands and fingers. Strong fine motor skills are essential to complete tasks such as writing, cutting, using a fork or spoon, threading beads, moving puzzle pieces, zipping, buttoning, and tying shoe laces. Without well-developed fine motor skills, a child may have difficulty learning to write or performing many of the other critical tasks presented in the preschool and kindergarten classrooms.

    • Behavior Development

      Aenean quis tincidunt arcu in lacinia augue mauris a nisi at dictum mattis imperdiet.

    • Visual Discremination

      Visual discrimination is the ability to identify differences in visual images. Many parts of a preschool or kindergarten classroom use visual imagery, including 1) Reading and writing; 2) Mathematics; 3) Social studies and science; and 4) Social interactions.

    • Letter and Word Awareness

      Letter and Word Awareness is the ability to identify individual written letters and words. Once children are able to identify printed letters, they develop the ability to identify entire words. The entire developmental progression from letter awareness to word awareness to fluent reading typically begins around age three with letter awareness and continues through age five, six or seven with fluent reading.

    • Phonemic Awareness

      Phonemic awareness is the ability to recognize, differentiate and manipulate the individual sound units in spoken words. As if the term “sound units” wasn’t pretentious enough, early childhood educators and speech therapists often refer to individual sound units as “phonemes.” Phonemes are more than just syllables. The word “hat” has one syllable, but three phonemes: the /h/ sound, the /a/ sound, and the /t/ sound.

    • Math and Number Awareness

      Math and Number Awareness involves a variety of skills, including 1) Numeral identification (recognizing all 10 numerals from 0 through 9 and knowing each numeral’s name); 2) Counting; 3) One-to-one correspondence; 4) Counting on; 5) Patterning recognition and creation, and 6) Sorting and classifying.

    • Social and Emotional Development

      There are many specific social and emotional skills that children must possess to be comfortable in an environment, including:
      Separating easily from parents.
      Sharing materials and taking turns.
      Helping others.
      Demonstrating empathy and caring.
      Respecting people and their personal materials.
      Staying focused and on task during a lesson.
      Complying calmly with directions from authority figures.
      Attempting to solve problems before asking others for help.
      Verbally communicating needs and ideas accurately.

    • Gross Motor Development

      Preschool and kindergarten children need strong gross motor skills so they can engage in age-appropriate physical activities (such as running, climbing, and throwing) and so they can participate in classroom activities that require body control (such as walking in a crowded room or sitting still during a lesson).