The Etonkids English Everyday (EEE) academic program combines a variety of different learning styles and approaches in order to give your child superior English foundations. Based around the Etonkids Everyday English Student Books and Workbooks, the EEE Academic program involves small and large group lessons that utilize songs, Total Physical Response (TPR) and Dramatic Play activities, puppet roleplaying dialogues, English storybooks, Montessori activities and more, all specifically tailored for your child’s classroom by the Etonkids Academic Research and Development team…
EEE is comprehensive 5 year learning program designed for children ages 6 and under: The first 2 years of the curriculum for children 18 months to 24 months, and the second 3 years geared toward children 3 to 6 years old. The program focuses on mileposts in three key areas of language development: oral, writing & penmanship, and reading.
Oral Language Development
Spoken Language is the basis of reading and writing. The program engaging children in a variety of oral language activities emphasizing students’ use of language as they listen and share poems, rhymes, songs and stories. Older children learn rules for conversation and skills for participation in discussions as well as how to formulate basic investigative questions.
Writing & Penmanship
Writing is a reflection of a child’s oral language development and children often write before they are able to read. Children begin their writing experience through dramatic play and naturally progress to drawing and writing. Children also learn to develop and refine the skill of penmanship, beginning with drawings, scribbles, and letter approximations that lead to proper letter formations.
Students immerse in a literature rich environment where they learn to appreciate the function and beauty of the printed word. Older children learn to synthesize and segment syllables and phonemes, develop an understanding that letters represent sounds, and eventually learn phonetic sounds – a process that leads to reading full English words, phrases and simple sentences.