Overview Pre-Kindergarten (Nursery)

For children between the ages of 18 months – 3 years old, our German Pre-Kindergarten (Nursery), the “Lernzwerge”, offers optimum preparation for Kindergarten and Primary School for children of all nationalities. Our Pre-Kindergarten (Nursery) is open on weekdays from 07:30-14:00, children attend on 5 days in a group with a maximum of 18 pupils in a nicely furbished house located in the immediate vicinity of the school campus. In our Pre-Kindergarten (Nursery) the children are tutored by 2 native German-speaking teachers and  her Thai assistant. Our youngest learners may enjoy a playful approach to the German language and culture while socially experiencing their immediate surroundings and benefitting from the holistic form of teaching. Thus, our Pre-Kindergarten (Nursery), the “Lernzwerge”, is the optimum preparation for kindergarteners and primary learners.

For further information about our Pre-Kindergarten (Nursery), please consult the following information leaflet or leave your contact information in the form on the left hand side and we will get back to you.

The Lernzwerge of RIS Swiss Section-Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok – At a Glance

Learning Areas

This is me

My body and what all I can do with it: games and songs that get me moving, aerobics, how I can take care of my body and what I need in order to do that (tooth brush, washrag, hairbrush)

My senses: sense of touch (touching and feeling different materials, creating a small touch book, warm/cold), sense of smell (herbage, creams etc.), sense of taste (trying different things that taste salty, sour, sweet or bitter), sense of hearing (sounds of different instruments, noises, tones, loud/quiet), sense of sight

I like that, I don’t like that (animals, food, colors etc.), making a collage

My things: dresses, clothes, playing “Ich packe meinen Koffer” (I’m going on a trip)

Colors and molds

Green days
Yellow days
Blue days
Red days
Colorful days
Black/white days
Molds: viewing, searching, sorting simple molds (collages with molds, ball games)

In the garden

Plants in the garden: flowers, grass, trees …, viewing, touching, comparing the flowers, leaves, bark, fruits etc., sowing beans, making collages and prints; poem: “Sonnenblume, Sonnenblume” (Sunflower, sunflower)

Animals in the garden: birds, , snails, insects etc., , handicrafts with paper bugs and caterpillars, German songs like „Eine Schnecke” (A snail), “Kommt ein Vogel geflogen” (A bird comes a-flying), “Hört ihr die RegenwĂĽrmer husten?” (Do you hear the earthworms coughing?)


Animals on a farm, in the jungle, in the water
In what way are the animals different?
How do animals move? Rhymes: “Leise, leise schleicht die Katze” (Quietly, quietly, the cat sneaks up); “Eine Schnecke” (A snail)
What sounds do the animals produce?
Colors of the animals
Exploring the opposites: big/small, long/short, fast/slow etc.

On my way

Walking: we take a walk; how can we move by foot? (Going, running, hopping etc., fast/slowly, foot prints)
On the wheels: searching for wheels, making tracks with wheels, testing rapidity on ramps, washing toy cars
On the rail track: “chair train”, role plays
In the air
On the water (What swims/what sinks?)

We celebrate

St. Martin’s Day
International St. Nicholas


“Familie Igel” (Family Hedgehog)
“Alle meine Fingerlein” (All my little fingers)
“Leise, leise schleicht die Katze” (Quietly, quietly, the cat sneaks up)
“Ein kleines Krokodil” (A small crocodile)
“Sonnenblume, Sonnenblume” (Sunflower, sunflower)

Songs that get me moved

“Seht her, seht her, das Tanzen ist nicht schwer” (Look here, look here, dancing is not hard)
“Eins, zwei, drei im Sauseschritt” (One, two, three in quickstep)
“Auf der grĂĽnen Wiese steht ein Karussell” (On the green meadow, there is a merry-go-round)
“BrĂĽderchen, komm tanz mit mir” (Brother, come and dance with me)
“Igelchen” (Little hedgehog)


“Hallo …., schön dass du da bist” (Hello …, nice to see you here”) as a greeting song
“Alle Leut’ gehen nun nach Haus'” (All the kids are going home) as a farewell song
“Es schwimmt im Nil” (In the Nile, there’s swimming …)
“Wenn ich zum Markt geh'” (When I go to the market)
“Bruder Jakob” (Brother John)

A Typical School Day

7.30 - 8.45Arrival TimeDifferent morning offers, e.g. kneading, painting, gluing, threading, sewing, free time, tidying up together
8.45 - 9.15Morning CircleWelcome song, singing, rhyming, aerobics, songs that get you moving, using simple musical instruments, topic related activities, elements of KonLab (language fostering program), etc.; this can vary from day to day
9.15 - 9.45SnackAfterwards: swaddling, going to the toilet
9.45 - 10.30GardenPlaying with sand/water; splashing, painting on the black-board easel and on the ground, games that get you moving, free time, etc.; this can vary from day to day
10.30 - 11.00Reading CycleReading and viewing books; English songs, rhymes and plays that get you moving (on a daily basis)
11.00 - 11.30Topic Related OffersAfterwards: free time
11.30 - 12.15LunchAfterwards: Brushing the Teeth, going to toilet
12.15 - 13.30Nap Time
13.30 - 14.00Pick-up Time
  • Once or twice a week, we go on a trip to the campus of the RIS Swiss Section – Deutschsprachige Schule Bangkok in order to visit the older children, and to use the playground or the library
  • Since we are anxious to commit ourselves to the needs of the children/group, some of the aforementioned points may vary

If you would like your child to eat or sleep at home, you may of course pick him or her up before or after lunch.