Our philosophy toward early childhood education is that the intellectual skills such as numerical and literacy are no longer sufficient to prepare our children for the future. Our children need to be equipped with other skills that will enable them to adapt and thrive in their ever fast changing world.


65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don't yet exist.

Future of Jobs report – World Economic Forum.


The World Economic Forum, in their March 2016 report, has identified the 16 skills that every student needs for the 21st century as follows:

 


At Fairy kingdom we adopt the concept of the 7 QI (pronounce as “key”) skills, which were developed by Dr. Laura Jana – an American paediatrician, educator, author and health communicator. Dr. Jana is currently an Associate research professor at Penn State University and was the author of a number of paediatric and educational books for parents and children.

The 7 QI skills, otherwise known as “soft skills” or “non-cognitive” skills, are considered essential for our children of the 21st century. They are:


ME: self-management, self-awareness, self-regulation, attention and focus.

WE: people skills such as communication, sharing, empathy, understanding.

WHY: questioning, curiosity and inquisitiveness.

WILL: self-motivation and drive to do things.

WIGGLE:  physical and intellectual restlessness, the ability to stretch goals.

WOBBLE: agility, adaptability, resilience, flexibility, the ability to learn from failure.

WHAT IF: imagination, challenge the status quo, thinking outside of the box.


For more information on QI skills, please visit Dr. Jana website at:

http://www.drlaurajana.com/qi-skills/

 

QI Skill Book Releases!

Jumping Into Kindergarten (July 2017) &

The Toddler Brain: Nurture the Skills Today that Will Shape Your Child’s Tomorrow (Feb 2017)