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Little Lambs

little lambs Sunday School in Jurong Christian Church

This children's group for ages 3-6 meets every Sunday on the preschool premises for special programmes with the Jurong Christian Church's Sunday School teachers. Passionate and expressive, they imbue wholesome values in each child that is in line with the Bible: such as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).


Check out our affiliated church's website to learn more about Little Lambs.

When it comes to bringing up kids, there are 1001 factors and disciplines that go into nurturing a child to achieve their potential. David & Goliath Preschool spoke to 3 of its long-service teachers whom, between them, have over 100 years of teaching experience. They each share 1 or 2 values they believe are key to a child’s holistic development.

Mdm Kee retired last year and works ad hoc with DGP as the longest-serving staff.
Mdm Kee retired last year and works ad hoc with DGP as the longest-serving staff.

Mdm Kee, retired DGP teacher, shares that:

Parents are Role Models

“Children only spend a certain number of hours in school, most of their time and interaction is with family back home. Hence their daily habits, innate core values and self-regulation require guidance from parents. By cooperating and regularly communicating with teachers, this ensures an optimal nurturing environment for the children.”

Mdm Chen's son works as a missionary in Japan with his young family.
Mdm Chan's son works as a missionary in Japan with his young family. She too retired last year and works ad hoc with DGP.

Mdm Chan, retired DGP teacher, shares that:

Conversations Improve Social Skills

“I talk to the children so I know how to teach them better. For example, one child spoke English very well, even with an American slang, and I thought she might have come back after a stint from a foreign country. Yet, conversationally, she didn’t understand others well. I later learned that she had grown up in front of the TV because her grandmother was her caregiver while her parents worked. Plus they spoke dialect at home. We realise we need to interact with the child more in order to improve their social skills, comprehension, listening and speaking abilities. Each child is unique with their own personalities and backgrounds, we simply need to guide and train them well consistently.”

Quality Time Begins Early

“Parents need to spend more quality time with their children. When educating a child, we cannot discount the parents’ touch. My daughter-in-law is Japanese and they believe that personally bringing up children in the first 5 years of their life is key. And it’s true that kids need the company of their parents in their formative years. They plan for their children’s long-term growth, so they can train them in the right values from which they will not depart from.”

Mrs Dolly worked with special needs children for 15 years before coming back to serve in DGP.
Mrs Dolly worked with special needs children for 15 years before coming back to serve in DGP.

Mrs Dolly Teng, DGP Principal, shares that:

Personalised Academic Experiences are Sometimes Needed

“Different children have different milestones, and yet all of them are beautifully and wonderfully made. As a parent, we can design some activities for the child that is hyperactive as well as allow moments for those who are quieter to be more vocal. Even shyness in a child can reveal that they might have been shamed before, leading to their hesitation in socialising. As educators, we consider many facets of the child rather than dismiss certain behaviours.”

Don’t Neglect Emotional Development

“In preparing them for Primary 1 syllabus, parents already place much focus on their academics. There is room to monitor their emotional development, in order to catch and correct bad behaviour early. As a parent, I intentionally put aside some time weekly to do something meaningful with my children when they were young, busy though we may be.”

Our favourite moments in life are really just MOM-ents, because everything is better with MOMMIES.

We are also celebrating SSDB 2022's theme "Our Family, Our Community" by showing appreciation and love to our mommies! #SSDB2022

This Mother’s Day, as we honour and show gratitude to the ones who bore us and raised us up, why not take some time to enjoy the videos as to what the little ones from DGP have presented for their beloved mommies!

David & Goliath Preschool would like to wish all mommies a blessed Mother's Day!

Jurong Lake Gardens boasts the largest man-made plant floatation in Singapore.
Jurong Lake Gardens boasts the largest man-made plant floatation in Singapore.

A stone's throw away from Lakeside MRT, one of Singapore's national gardens is in the heart of the Jurong neighbourhood and is just a short walk from David & Goliath Preschool (DGP). The beauty of Jurong Lake Gardens makes it a must-visit, free-entry nature park that caters to all ages.

The Garden is open 8am - 7pm every Tuesday to Sunday. While it gets crowded in the evenings, the sun can get blazing hot if there is no cloud cover in the afternoon. So remember to prep sunscreen and umbrella (for rain or shine).

Here are 7 activities to try when you visit the Gardens as a family.

1) Clusia Cove

This open-water concept play area is an interesting way of bringing beach fun to a nature park. The sandy area is free for anyone to dip their feet (it's ankle height) and play with the sand. Kids tend to splash around too, so consider bringing an extra shirt / shorts.

2) Kayaking or Boating

PAssion WaVe @ Jurong Lake Gardens offers kayak rentals for 2 hours and 4-pedal boat rentals for 1 hour each time. Though the minimum age requirement is 7 and up, since it is a water sport, this sports centre makes for a great lounging space and provides a scenic view across the lake. Bird watchers and photographers have been known to hang out here at sunset to catch birds returning home to roost, and to capture the sunset.

(Fun Tip: If you live nearby and wish to recycle your electronic waste, there is a bin collection in the reception area you can use. Just remember to wipe your harddisks a few times and break it if you wish to be thorough about deleting your data on a computer.)

3) Butterfly Maze

The Butterfly Maze has small pathways to ensure that the garden is as dense as possible, in order to create an optimal breeding environment for butterflies. Children can begin the walk from the entrance to follow a sequence detailing the life cycle of butterflies along the walkway. There are short slides that break the monotony of the winding path too. The Maze then gives way to the Therapeutic Garden.

4) Therapeutic Garden

There are interactive elements that help kids to pause and play at certain sections, to learn something new about their environment. There are native herbs and fruiting plants that line the paths (no plucking allowed, no matter how tempting it is!) Kids can bring paper and crayon or pencil to colour over the stencils placed throughout the garden.

5) The Grasslands

Feats of horticultural workmanship can be seen in the various points of interest. While there is the swamp Alstonia Island, a fungus collection on Logs Trail, and the largest Floating Wetlands in Singapore, Grasslands is my favourite feature. It's a wonderful maze of tall grasses (certain pathways only go to certain viewpoints but it's not obvious because the paths are hidden by tall grass), predominantly the Chinese Fountain Grass. The landscape is great for family photos, as well as wedding shoots.

6) ActiveSG Park

If the Gardens didn't seem family-friendly enough, the ActiveSG Park has an outdoor fitness corner with adult equipment and a children's playground adjacent to it. Your kids get a workout and so do you. It's made of plastic too so you don't burn your hands when the sun is out.

The swimming pool and gym follow ActiveSG booking requirements. Download the app to book your slot up to 4 days in advance.

7) Forest Ramble

I saved the best for last. Forest Ramble is a huge wildlife-themed outdoor play space. Each section is designed with the natural habitat and movements of local creatures, making the setup even more inspirational. And if you thought it was only for kids, wait till you try the elements yourself.


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