This September, our little Mulberrians embarked on the first leg of an exciting journey – an international friendship exchange with fellow pre-schoolers from China (Mulberry Learning @ Suzhou) and Australia (Inspira Kids Early Learning @ Sydenham)!
The first exchange activity was themed , so with the guidance of our teachers, the mulberrians created a self-portrait of themselves using loose materials and mailed it across the sea with handwritten notes. But little did the children know, that this exchange was more than just a pen-pal relationship with the children from China and Australia.
A week later, little voices chirping “Hello!” “你好! “Nice to meet you” “很高兴认识你”, and children from the 3 countries singing their own version of the Good Morning Song were heard in the centre as the children met their new friends for the first time through a video call. The children were also given a few minutes to do a short introduction of themselves and their portrait too!
The teachers were relieved to see such an enthusiastic response from the children, but happy time passes quickly and eventually it was time for the children to bid goodbye to their new friends. It was a successful session, and we are sure that the children from Singapore, China and Australia are now counting the days till their next meeting.
Stay tuned and watch this space for the next chapter of our International Friendship Exchange!