The Dibber Curriculum
Our Learning Approach
Traditionally, play and learning have been seen as opposites with the freedom of play on one hand and learning organized by adults on the other. However, at Dibber, we have identified that playful techniques can yield the best results when it comes to early years’ education and care service. As such, we lay great emphasis on structured learning through interactive fun methods to ensure all aspects of a child’s social, emotional, physical, and cognitive development needs are met.
Dibber's teaching is shaped by the Norwegian curriculum which is considered among the most respected and progressive in the world, topping international rankings for literacy, mathematics, creativity, and confidence.
How We Learn?
For us at Dibber, learning is not only about cognitive development and traditional transmission of knowledge, but also the things children learn by using all their senses and their entire body. Through play, children interact and train their social skills; they experience empathy and self-worth. Play is a source of experience and competence that contribute to their learning and development in other areas.
We understand that a well-prepared playing environment is essential for quality learning. It must be an exciting and well-structured place that inspires curiosity and interaction. It should be organized so that children are inspired to play and explore. Through play, children develop, have new experiences, and acquire knowledge.
What We Learn?
Dibber has 3 learning principles based on extensive research and experience from our 500+ Kindergartens:
1. Playful Learning - through movement and experiences
2. Interaction - with peers and role-model adults
3. Mastering - guidance, repetition, perseverance, and achievement
Our curriculum has 7 fields of study assembled into 5 subjects, which again make up an educational weekly programme for each individual Kindergarten.
Meet Our Learning Friends
Our Learning Friends focus on each subject within our pedagogical tree.
(Society and Values)
Hearty-Howard is all about kindness and empathy. He helps children talk about the things they are happy about and gives hand hugs.
(Nature and Science)
Woody-Woo is keen to experience the wonders of nature with all his senses. He is wonder struck over everything he sees and experiences. He encourages children to ask questions and helps nurture curiosity.
(Motion and Health)
Jumping-Jack is always moving. He wants children to be active and stay healthy.
(Creativity and Art)
Colour-Paletta loves colours and encourages children to get creative in different ways. Music, dance, and art are among her favorite things. Colour-Paletta likes to use rhythm and music for acting and storytelling.
Counting-Connie counts everything she sees! She likes arranging and measuring things. She also loves to measure and weigh all sorts of things in the kitchen. Counting-Connie knows that children that love playing with numbers will grow into wonderful mathematicians!
(Play, Fun Ideas)
Play-Penny is a lively friend and full of fun and ideas. She wants children to play and explore every day, both indoors and outdoors, to stimulate curiosity and learning.
Rhyming-Roger (Language and Literacy)
Rhyming-Roger loves reading, rhymes, and riddles. He encourages children to read – in English and Chinese. Rhyming-Roger cares a lot about how we communicate with one another. He wants us to be positive when we talk. Dibber children do lots of reading!