Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

Why Online Preschool 为什么有线上学前班?

Hatching Dragons Online Preschool was a project created during the first lockdown in London. Our nursery children were missing our lessons very much, so we decided to create an online option for them, which then became available to everyone!

Hatching Dragons 的线上学前班是在伦敦首次因为疫情封锁期间创建的一个项目。我们的幼儿园小朋友们和家长非常希望可以在家继续学习我们的课程,因此我们就为他们创造了这个在线学习的机会,之后也吸引了很多园外的小朋友一起参加!

Which sessions do you offer 提供哪些课?

At the moment, we are only offering Phonics, Story & Maths on our platform. We hope to expand soon to continue with Circle Time and Physical Time Development!

目前,我们在平台上提供Phonics自然拼音,Story故事和Maths 数学。我们希望尽快扩展继续进行我们的Circle Time 圆圈时间和Physical Time 体育时间课程!

Is this a language learning course 是语言教学课程吗?

Not really. Our online courses are designed following the EYFS (UK Early Years Foundation stage), and their main purpose is the development of the 7 areas of learning for children aged 3-5.

We will mainly use English to deliver the lesson, but we also include Chinese to support their learning, so children will learn (or improve) some of these languages while fostering their academic skills. Please watch our previous sessions to experience how we interact with children.

不完全是。我们是坐落于伦敦的双语幼儿园, 我们的线上课程是基于EYFS英国早幼教系统进行设计的,所以更大的意义不只在于英文或者中文的学习,而是对3-5岁儿童的七个领域发展支持,比如我们的故事时间,选择的故事以培养儿童的个人,社会和情感发展为主。当然,我们整个30分钟的内容会更多地使用英语,而普通话只是辅助学习。请登记观看一下我们之前的录播视频感受一下我们是如何和小朋友互动并且小朋友是如何从中学习的。

Learning Approach

Who delivers the sessions & how 谁和如何进行授课?

We have an English speaking teacher and a Mandarin-speaking teacher with your child for every session. That way your child hears the language spoken by a native speaker. Both are qualified teachers gaining their PGCEs from the prestigious Institute of Education with over 10 years of experience teaching!

We run daily sessions that last for around 30 minutes and we interact with the children and engage them in learning through play. After each session, we send some activity ideas and materials to do at home that will tie in with the session.

孩子们每节课都有一位英语老师和一位中文老师。这样,您的孩子就可以同时接触到两个使用两种母语的老师。两位都拥有超过10年的教学经验,都是从著名的UCL教育学院获得PGCE证书的专业老师!

我们每天进行大约30分钟的课程,两位老师一起与孩子们互动和进行游戏学习。每次结束前,我们都会发送一些课程内容相应的家庭学习活动建议和材料,以便在家中继续学习。

What's the minimum age to join 最低年龄是多少?

We built our Online Preschool thinking of children from 3 to 5 years old.

我们的在线学前班课程是针对3至5岁儿童。

My child is not 3 years old yet. Will it be inappropriate 还不到三岁的小朋友适合吗?

Although our suggested age is 3-5, we understand that parents’ can have a better understanding of their children and individual’s development needs.

If the child is interested, does the age matter much? In addition, our design of the programme is based on the interaction between children, teachers and parents, including a lot of music, games, pictures, actions, etc., which allow children to easily learn from playing.

尽管我们建议的年龄为3-5岁,但我们知道父母会更加了解自己的孩子和个人的发展需求。

如果孩子有兴趣学习,年龄还重要吗?此外,我们的课程设计是基于孩子,老师和父母之间的互动,包括许多音乐,游戏,图片,动作等,使孩子们可以轻松地从游戏中学习。

My child kept running around during the session. Is online learning an option for us 孩子在上课期间不停地跑来跑去, 怎么办?

Remember your child may find the first session strange and may seem distracted. In our demo, you can see how engaged children are after a few sessions.

We find that often it takes a week for the child to get used to this new format. In addition, we ask them to go find things or to move with us and act things out. Children like to use big movements and that may look like distractions from the outside, but actually they are taking part in their own way.

You can read more about the importance of learning through play in our blog.

请注意,如果您的孩子是第一次接触线上学习,可能会觉得第一节课很奇怪,也会导致分心的表象。在我们的演示视频中,您可以看到几节课后孩子们的参与度会逐渐增加,学习效果会越来越明显。

我们发现,孩子要习惯这种新模式通常需要一周的时间。此外,我们会鼓励他们在家里寻找物品等互动环节以调动他们的积极参与度。加上,孩子们喜欢大动作,外表看起来可能像是注意力分散,但实际上他们都在以自己的方式参与其中。

您可以在我们的博客中阅读更多有关通过游戏进行学习的重要性相关信息。

My child doesn't speak English or Mandarin at home. Can they still join 孩子在家不说英语或普通话, 能参加吗?

Of course! Our lessons are image-based, so anyone is able to understand them. You might notice that your child takes a couple of sessions to get used to them, but they always end up comprehending the lessons.

当然可以!我们的课件设计基本上以图片为主,因此任何人都可以直接理解意思。您可能会注意到,孩子毕竟需要花一些时间来适应,但是他们最终都会理解学习内容的。

Online Experience

Which platform do you use 你们使用的是什么平台?

We run our sessions using Zoom.

我们使用Zoom作为主要的线上直播平台。

How can I prepare for the Live Sessions 如何为上直播课作好准备?

We have prepared a Parents Induction Pack for you. Please take some time to read it carefully. It includes information about how to use the software, some examples of learning materials, T&C and suggestions for online learning.

Joining our Demo can give you an idea of what to expect without engaging directly in our class. Having a better understanding of our teaching process will make the transition easier for you and your child.

我们为您准备了一个家长介绍信息包。请花一些时间仔细阅读。它包括了有关如何使用软件的信息,一些学习资料的示例以及有关在线学习的建议和条款规定

加入我们的Demo课程示范可以让您在无需直接参与我们课堂情况下,有更深入的了解和考虑我们的课程是否符合您的期望。更好地了解我们的教学过程, 能让您和您的孩子更容易接受相应的改变。

Should I be concerned about screen time 我应该担心屏幕时间吗?

Children these days are growing up in a digital age where swiping on a smartphone or firing up a computer is second nature, plus our sessions are just 30 minutes.

With the development of modern technology, it has been possible to avoid the harm of electronic products to children. However, if you’re still concerned you can try adjusting the brightness and colour of the screen to yellow can prevent blue light from harming the eyes.

Finally, we advise you to avoid allowing your child to watch videos and other activities related to electronic products before and after class. You can also try using a bigger screen such as a projector or TV screen to give your child a better view and experience!

当今的孩子成长在数字时代中,在智能手机上滑动或启动计算机已经成为第二天性,而我们的课程仅需30分钟的屏幕互动时间。

随着现代技术的发展,很多技术可以避免电子产品对儿童的伤害。但是,如果您仍然担心,可以尝试将屏幕的亮度和颜色调整为黄色,这样可以防止蓝光伤害眼睛。

最后,我们建议您避免让孩子在上课前和下课后观看与电子产品有关的视频和其他线上活动。您也可以尝试使用较大的屏幕,例如投影仪或电视屏幕,以使孩子获得更好的视野和学习体验!

What about safeguarding 安全保护?

We take online safety very seriously. You can read more about what we do to keep our children safe in our Online Safety Policy.

我们非常重视在线安全。您可以从我们的《在线安全规定》中详细了解我们为全面保护孩子安全所做的工作。

Pricing

How much do you charge 如何收费?

We offer different pricing options, all of them at an affordable fraction of our regular preschool costs. Find the most convenient for you here.

我们提供不同的定价选项,请点击此链接查看适合您的选择。

Can I try before I buy 可以在购买前先体验吗?

Yes! Go to our Demo session and register to have free access to our platform for a week.

In our Demo, you will be able to see how our sessions are with children who attend regularly to our online lessons, so you can understand the structure of a class and how we engage with children.

可以的! 请访问我们的Demo 课程演示并注册以免费使用我们的平台一周。

在我们的演示中,您将能够看到定期参加我们线上课程里的小朋友们的学习情况,这样您可以更加了解课程的结构以及我们如何在课堂上与孩子们互动。

What happens if I miss one live session 如果错过了一节直播课怎么办?

If your child is subscribed as Water or Fire Dragon, and they missed a live session, you can get in touch with us and we will send the recorded session so your child can review it.

如果您为孩子订的是“水龙”或“火龙” 课程,并且错过了实时的直播课程,那就可以与我们联系,我们将发送当时录制的直播课程,以便您在方便的时间给孩子进行播放回顾。