The Sunflower Multiple Intelligence Approach.


The Multiple Intelligence Approach

What is MI?

Conceived in 1983 by Dr Howard Gardner, professor of education at Harvard University, the Multiple Intelligences are eight different ways to demonstrate intellectual ability. It suggests that the traditional notion of intelligence, based on I.Q. testing, is far too limited. Instead, Dr. Gardner proposes eight different intelligences to account for a broader range of human potential in children and adults. 

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What we believe

We believe that there are 8 intelligence in all of us (in each child).

These intelligence (skills) help us acquire the knowledge around us.

However, each of us have different combination of profile.

In Sunflower, we aim to develop all 8 intelligences of the children. 


This way, children are empowered to make the most of their learning potential in school and in life. We will help all children to grasp the concept of "multiple intelligence" (MI) in a simple and down-to-earth form and that is to identify the 8 ways of being "smart". 


Get in touch

Sunflower Childcare Group
Blk 201E Tampines St 23,
#02-108, S'pore 527201

Tel: +65 6260 0231


Curriculum Approach

  • Integrated Thematic Approach (one theme each term)
  • Inline with NEL (Nurturing Early Framework) learning goals
  • Designed to develop the eight Multiple Intelligences.

Our curriculum provides hundreds of ways to develop all eight kinds of "smarts", and offers tips and resources for making the most of one's strongest intelligences and strengthening the others. 

A well-Balanced Programme

The following activities are an integral part of our programme:

  • Story Telling / Speech & Drama
  • Music & Movement
  • Art & Craft
  • Dramatic Play / Sand Play / Dough Play / Block Play
  • Manipulative Play / Role Play
  • The Art of Language (our Chinese programme adopts the latest technique developed by MOE, emphasizing on Word Recognition, Reading, Creative Writing and Phonics)
  • Creative Approach for Arithmetic and Science through Circle Time as well as structured group and individual projects for our kindergarten students
  • Character Building (弟子规,Kids For Character)

Through the various types of play, we promote interaction and communication amongst children and their teachers.
Our specifically designed activity programmes and curricula for each age group ensure that there is a balanced range of fun and educational elements suited to the development of each child.

Thus, it is not difficult to see that our entire programme is geared towards promoting the development of the whole child in the following areas: PHYSICAL, INTELLECTUAL, LANGUAGE, EMOTIONAL and SOCIAL.

I have seen significant improvement in my child’s social skills from the Multiple Intelligences approach
— Happy parent

4 Principles of MI Teaching and Learning

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Different children are smart in different ways


Multiple Intelligences Environment as  third teacher


are active constructors of knowledge

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Teachers as facilitators of learning

Committed to maintain standards

At Sunflower we recognize the importance of providing children with the best standards of age-appropriate education. Staff training and curriculum reviews are conducted regularly to ensure that we maintain a high standard. Continual monitoring and improving the curriculum ensures that we are offer an increasing range of activities and experiences, which enable us to meet the individual needs of each Sunflowerkid.

Contact us

Sunflower Childcare Group
Blk 201E Tampines St 23,
#02-108, S'pore 527201

Tel: +65 6260 0231