SEIPS offers a variety of afternoon activities for all children, regardless if they are enrolled in our preschool programme or not. Activities are split into three categories: Expressing, Thinking and Moving.
Art & Sculpture
This class has been developed to encourage very young children to explore and express themselves through art activities and offer them motivation for thinking and creativity
Every child needs experiences that match his or her developmental level, and a simple piece of soft clay is a perfect match. Children that are old enough to squeeze their fingers can squeeze a piece of soft clay. If they can notice a change in the clay, they are learning that their actions have consequences. This is empowerment as it encourages more experimentation. The child’s brain is taking shape along with the clay and such a self-initiated activity can be the perfect match for the developmental needs of the child. When children are engaged with using clay it stimulates the child’s curiosity whilst fostering intelligence, imagination, and creativity. Many new neurons and synapses in the brain are being generated when a child is engaged by the tactile experience and visual feedback provided by clay.
Manipulating a piece of clay develops the child’s fine motor skills and fosters eye-hand coordination. Soft clay is receptive and responsive to all kinds of creative expression and it can be a great way to extend the attention span of some children.
Nick has been a part of the SEIPS team for two years. Previously, Nick gained his master’s degree in sculpture. Nick is very passionate about the arts and includes this in all areas of his teaching to enhance the creativity of learning.
Language: Chinese Chinese Number of students: 5-10 5-10 Ages: 4-6 years 3-4 years Time: Tuesday 3:10pm Tuesday 3:55pm Duration: 40 mins 40 mins Course fee (8 lessons): RMB 1,600 RMB 1,600
Children will learn to measure and mix, whilst developing an understanding of some maths and science concepts when creating edible works of art. The program inspires children to try different cooking different recipes from around the globe whilst learning about other cultures along the way.
They learn about cooking by watching, feeling, smelling, tasting and enjoying the hand on experiences that cooking has to offer.
Suki is one of our committed Chinese teacher who has worked at SEIPS for eight years. She is artistic and she loves to see children develop their skills and personalities throughout art and cooking activities.
Language: Chinese Chinese Number of students: 5-10 5-10 Ages: 4-6 years 3-4 years Time: Wednesday 3:10pm Wednesday 3:55pm Duration: 40 mins 40 mins Course fee (8 lessons): RMB 1,440 RMB 1,440
Children will develop confidence and character as they learn to express themselves on the stage through the performing arts.
They also learn life’s lessons including how to follow directions and work with others in a cast scenario whilst developing team spirit and cooperation.
Acting is a great tool to build confidence, self-esteem, poise and develop imagination and creativity. In this class the children will learn some drama skills and share their understanding through performing.
Alice is from England, where she has completed an honors degree in Drama studies, for which she is extremely passionate.
She has lived in Shanghai for four years and is excited to start her journey with SEIPS this year.
Language: English English Number of students: 5-10 5-10 Ages: 4-6 years 3-4 years Time: Thursday 3:10pm Thursday 3:55pm Duration: 40 mins 40 mins Course fee (9 lessons): RMB 1,800 RMB 1,800
This is a very user friendly class. The projects are easily adaptable to the age of the children. Without specific assignments it’s easy to overlook all that there is to see in the world. Looking over, under, around, and through a lens, truly helps us see and understand objects we normally walk by every day.
The children will get to know the camera settings and learn how to use camera, whilst inspiring creativity.
Mandy joined SEIPS in 2014. She has a passion for the photography and is eager to teach and inspire young learners to explore the world and achieve their future goals and aspirations throughout the photography.
Language: Chinese Number of students: 5-8 Ages: 4-6 years Time: Friday 3:10pm Duration: 40 mins Course fee (8 lessons): RMB 1,440
Origami for young children focuses on basic ideas such as identifying shapes and colors. This knowledge provides the building blocks required for future study. Origami fosters a sense of spatial awareness and develop an understanding of symmetry whilst also promoting fine motor skills and hand eye coordination.
Origami also teaches children about patience, persistence, and creativity. They learn that making mistakes is part of the process of mastering a new skill and in origami it can even lead to happy discoveries.
Ella has been teaching in SEIPS for five years and is passionate about arts.
She is pleased to share with children one of her favorite hobbies which is origami.
Language: Chinese Chinese Number of students: 5-10 5-10 Ages: 4-6 years 3-4 years Time: Monday 3:10pm Monday 3:55pm Duration: 40 mins 40 mins Course fee (9 lessons): RMB 1,350 RMB 1,350
Language: Chinese Chinese Number of students: 5-15 5-15 Ages: 3 – 4 years 4 – 6 years Time: Thursday 3:10pm Thursday 3:55pm Duration: 40 mins 40 mins Course fee (9 lessons): RMB 1,800 RMB 1,800
The HYPY (Han Yu Pin Yin) class is based on the formal pre-school education plan.
The program contains different domains such as writing, reading and speaking.
We will introduce to the children the HYPY, the alphabet for HYPY, the different tones for the speaking part, the pronunciation, also the recognition of Chinese characters and practice of writing Chinese characters by using worksheets.
The lessons will be combining with educational games and activities to facilitate the learning process.
We will help children to strengthen and further their level of Chinese and prepare them to be ready to join local or bilingual primary schools.
Teacher Vivian is graduated from Eastern China Normal University and has many years of Early Education experience.
She has worked at SEIPS for seven years. She is a very energetic and strong teacher who loves life and reading. Vivian always believes that every child is special.
Language: Chinese Number of students: 5-10 Ages: Pre-Primary Age Only (5-6 years) Time: Friday 3:10pm Duration: 40 mins Course fee (9 lessons): RMB 1,620
Kids soccer development class helps youngsters develop a lifelong love of soccer while they begin to learn playing in a team. Our activity includes energetic, all-inclusive games that teach young kids the basics about playing within a group.
In addition to building their soccer skills, the children will also begin to learn the fundamentals of good sportsmanship through sharing, passing and being aware of other players in a team.
Tom is from England and he has been teaching for four years in China.
This is Tom’s first year at SEIPS and he is very excited to teach kids soccer development, one of his hobbies.
Language: English English Number of students: 5-15 5-15 Ages: 3 – 4 years 4 – 6 years Time: Monday, 3:10pm Monday, 3:55pm Duration: 40 mins 40 mins Course fee (9 lessons): RMB 1,800 RMB 1,800
Kids Zumba classes feature kid-friendly routines based on Zumba choreography. We break down the steps, add games, activities and cultural exploration elements into the class structure.
Kids Zumba helps develop a healthy lifestyle and incorporate wellbeing as a natural part of children’s lives. Classes incorporate key childhood development elements such as leadership, respect, team work, confidence, self-esteem, memory, creativity, coordination and cultural awareness.
Teacher Natalie is from England and she is a devoted English teacher who has worked at SEIPS since 2013.
Living in Shanghai, she has developed a passion for Zumba and she loves to teach this fun, energized dance routine to young Zumba fans. She’s also a qualified kids Zumba teacher at Z&B fitness
Language: English English Number of students: Min: 5 Max: 10 Min:5 Max: 10 Ages: 3-4 years 4-6 years Time: Wed, 3:10pm Wed, 3:55pm Duration: 40 mins 40 mins Course fee (8 lessons): RMB 1,600 RMB 1,600
Language: English Number of students: 5-15 5-15 Ages: 2-4 years 4-6 years Time: Tuesday, 3:10pm Thursdays, 3:55pm Duration: 40 mins 40 mins Course fee (8 lessons): RMB 1,600 RMB 1,600