When a child first goes to school, leaving behind the warmth and safety of home, it is that child’s right to be given the same sense of security at school. Recognizing this obligation, we have designed our play wing with special focus on very young children’s needs. Every child is valued as an individual, and given the chance to develop in his/her own special way and still given a strong, solid foundation in academics which can be built upon effectively at higher levels.
Most parents give their children plenty of attention in terms of looking after their basic needs and showering them with toys to entertain them. In DIS, however, children are provided with the ‘right’ toys, i.e. those appropriate to their stage of development. Also, their play is guided so that it becomes a learning experience. The ideas is that children should transfer play behaviours such as feeding a doll, changing its clothes, etc. to themselves, and thus develop self-help skills. The thinking is that if a child can go through the motions of feeding a doll, it will soon learn to feed itself.