KUCHING: Smart Reader® Worldwide Sdn Bhd and its subsidiary, Aim Smart Academics Sdn Bhd organised Smart Reader® Kids Spelling Challenge 2018 in Kuching and Kota Kinabalu last weekend.
Over 100 preschool students nationwide took up the challenge to showcase what they had studied through Smart Reader Kids® comprehensive learning materials. The words were taken from Smart Reader® English Book (Levels 1-6) and the Oxford Dictionary.
Evan Chong Ming En of Smart Reader Kids® Jalan Stapok Selatan was the champion of Spelling Challenge 2018 of Sarawak region. Six-year-old Jane Voon May Zen of Smart Reader Kids® Uni Garden Kota Samarahan was first runner-up while third place went to Sean Alan Arthur, 6, of Smart Reader Kids® Jalan Keretapi.
For Sabah region, the champion was Afreen Dalilie Nik Hisyam Ubaidillah followed by Wanda Kristal Wilther and Artaenien Rhys, 6 years old, as first and second runner-up respectively. All winners were from Smart Reader Kids® Jalan Tun Mustapha, Labuan.
The top three winners received a trophy, cash prize, certificate and a goodie bag.
“The children seem to enjoy the competition which is a fun way to encourage reading, promote literacy, develop general knowledge, and improve vocabulary among young children,” said Norma John, manager of Operations and Business Development for East Malaysia, Aim Smart Academics Sdn Bhd.
Evelyn Law of Smart Reader Kids® Uni Garden, Kota Samarahan said her students prepared for the competition by practising spelling the listed words with the help of educators and parents.
“Apart from that, the students themselves are avid readers,” said Evelyn Law, franchisee of Smart Reader Kids® Tabuan Jaya Baru 2 and Jalan Stapok Selatan.
Meanwhile, franchisee Angie Ng Pei Ling of Smart Reader Kids® Jalan Tun Mustapha 1 and 2, Labuan said she had ensured students learn to spell according to Smart Reader Kids® phonic system sound rather than memorizing.
“It was indeed a sweet victory for my centre and I can’t thank the parents enough for supporting this event, although we had to travel five hours from Labuan to Kota Kinabalu,” she added.
Smart Reader Kids® is a franchised preschool programme offered by Smart Reader® Worldwide Sdn Bhd. The programmes are Smart Reader Kids®, Smart Reader Kids Islamic®, Smart Reader Kids® Mandarin Medium, Smart Reader Kids® Intensive English Programme , and Smart Reader Kids++® franchises.
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