Seven Types of Plays in Early Childhood Education Malaysia

Playtime is more than just a joyous occasion for our little ones—it’s a cornerstone for their growth and development. In the colourful world of blocks, imaginary friends, and make-believe adventures, children in Malaysia are not just having fun; they are actively shaping their cognitive, physical, social, and emotional well-being.

According to a study conducted by AIMS Public Health researchers in the field of Early Childhood Education, play emerges as a crucial factor in a child’s holistic development. 

Play serves as a dynamic catalyst for cognitive growth. Through activities like puzzle-solving and creative play, children actively engage their minds, fostering problem-solving skills and an understanding of cause and effect. These cognitive foundations laid during playtime become the building blocks for future academic success.

Socially, play becomes a Malaysian child’s first venture into the intricate tapestry of human relationships. Through collaborative play, children learn to navigate social situations, understand diverse perspectives, and forge lasting friendships.

Through imaginative play, children’s play reenacts scenes from daily life like dramatic play, assimilating cultural norms and societal expectations. This creative expression not only fosters cultural awareness but also nurtures a strong sense of identity among Malaysian youngsters.

As we navigate the landscape of Early Childhood Education in Malaysia, it’s crucial to recognize the diverse types of play that shape the educational journey for our younger children. From imaginative play and constructive play to social play and beyond, each play type contributes uniquely to the rich tapestry of a Malaysian child’s development.

Here are the 7 types of play in early childhood:

Unoccupied Play

In those first few months of life (1 to 3 months old), little ones dive into what we call “unoccupied play.” It’s like their introduction to the big wide world.

Picture this: they’re taking in everything around them, making those adorable random movements fueled by pure curiosity. Sure, it might not look like a classic play session, but trust us, it’s laying the groundwork for what’s to come.

So, how can you nudge this exploration along?

Well, even though babies naturally do their solo unoccupied plaything, a little encouragement never hurts. Maybe lay them down on a cosy playmat or treat them to some vibrant pictures. And, of course, your interaction is golden – it’s like a backstage pass to helping them figure out this new life they’ve stumbled into.

Independent Play

Children aren’t really into socialising during playtime from the time they’re born until they hit the ripe age of about two. Nope, they’re more into the wonderful world of solo play.

Engaging in solo adventures helps these little explorers understand the lay of the land, boosts their confidence and independence, lets their creative juices flow, shows them how things work, and hone those motor skills.

So, how do you encourage this independent playtime also known as solitary play?

Well, just throw in a bunch of cool stuff like push toys, colouring gear, fluffy buddies, storybooks, musical instruments, and more. Let your kiddo loose to play however they fancy — because creativity is the secret sauce to growing up!

Oh, and heads up, some older kiddos might still dig the solo play scene, just depending on their vibe and what tickles their fancy.

kids playing with toys

Onlooker Play

When your little one hits about 2 years old, you might notice them doing this adorable thing called onlooker play. Essentially, it’s like toddler-style people-watching. They’re not quite ready to jump into the game, but they’re glued to the action, soaking it all in.

Now, you might think, “What’s the big deal? They’re not playing, are they?” But guess what? Experts say there’s more to it than meets the eye. This onlooker phase actually helps them build the confidence they need to eventually dive into the fun. It’s like a warm-up for the social play that’s right around the corner.

So, how can you encourage this onlooker play?

Well, the good news is, it’s pretty easy to slip into your daily routine. Let your kiddo watch you tackle interesting stuff, like solving a puzzle or tinkering on the piano. And if they can check out their older siblings doing their thing around the house or spot other kids having a blast at the park — even better!

It’s all part of the magical journey of play and social interaction. Who knew that just watching could be such a crucial part of growing up?

Parallel Play

Ever watched a group of little ones playing side by side but not quite together?

That’s what they call parallel play also known as symbolic play. These kiddos, usually between 2 and 3 years old, use the same toys, and mimic each other, yet there’s no direct interaction. It’s like they’re on the brink of connecting with others but not quite there. Think of it as their prelude to more social interactions down the road.

To get them into this parallel play groove, offer up a mix of toys and activities. Think stuffed animals, building blocks, sticker books, sandboxes, and the ever-popular playdough.

To avoid any mini meltdowns (toddlers and sharing, you know the drill), consider having multiples of the same toy. Show them the ropes on how to use these items, and suggest playing close to each other.

But, here’s the key: let the interaction happen naturally. No need to force it. This way, they’re still soaking in those crucial lessons about teamwork and being social, all while having a blast.

Associative Play

As kiddos hit around 3 or 4, they start getting really interested in what their play buddies are up to. They’re diving into playdates and preschool activities, but you’ll notice they’re still doing a lot of stuff solo.

Picture this: kids drawing on the same paper without chatting about each other’s masterpieces or swapping outfits during a game of dress-up. This stage of play, called associative play, isn’t all about working together toward a common goal. It’s a bit loose and unstructured but packs a punch in shaping social skills, teamwork, language, puzzle-solving knack, and figuring out how to deal with disagreements.

Encouraging the Play: To boost this kind of play, it’s awesome for your little one to hang out with their buddies regularly, whether at daycare, preschool or during playdates. Having other children around is like adding a splash of curiosity and wonder. And of course, making sure there’s a bunch of cool toys and activities on hand can really spice up the fun of associative play.

kids playing around calm cosy spaces

Cooperative Play

This is the exciting stage where kids start teaming up with their buddies for playtime adventures! It usually kicks in around 4 or 5 years old.

During this phase, children put into action the skills they’ve picked up from earlier play experiences, like talking to each other, working together, and sharing toys. Plus, they’re adding new fine motor skills to their toolkit, like being kind, understanding others’ feelings, and finding a middle ground in decisions.

Team play involves tackling a joint goal, whether it’s constructing a mega block tower or playing classic games like duck-duck-goose. It’s not just about fun; it’s a big deal for helping kids grow socially and emotionally.

How to Boost It?

Make sure your child sees examples of team play in everyday life. Whether it’s playing a family board game that involves taking turns or getting your hands dirty together in the garden, these experiences can teach the joys of teamwork. You can also get creative with activities that need everyone’s input, such as raking leaves, building a cool fort, or sorting out the toy chaos together.

Competitive Play

So, competitive play is all about organized games with rules and winners. Think board games or sports. It’s not just about teamwork; it’s a whole package of learning to take turns, follow the rules, and deal with not always winning – pretty vital stuff for life, right?

Now, if you’re wondering how to get your kiddo into this groove, well, the real competitive action usually kicks in around elementary school. But even the little ones can have some friendly fun, like racing in the backyard.

To amp it up, you could throw in some family game nights or sign your kid up for sports. Watch how they tackle these activities, and you might notice a boost in their resilience and confidence. Fun, right?


As we unravel the intricate layers of play in Early Childhood Education in Malaysia, it becomes evident that play is not just a pastime for children but a vital aspect of their holistic child development. The diverse dimensions of play, as highlighted by the study and insights from experts, showcase its profound impact on cognitive, physical play, social, and emotional well-being.

As parents, educators, and caregivers, understanding and appreciating the significance of children play empowers us to create environments that foster growth and learning. The rich tapestry of play types, from imaginative to constructive and social play, forms an integral part of shaping the educational journey for our young learners in Malaysia.

For those seeking an enriching and nurturing environment for their children, YELAOSHR stands as a beacon in Mandarin preschool in Malaysia. With a commitment to providing a holistic learning experience like English tuition through play-based education, YELAOSHR aims to cultivate young minds, ensuring they embark on a journey of discovery, curiosity, and joy.

Take the first step toward a vibrant educational experience for your child—join the YELAOSHR community and witness the transformative power of play in shaping the future of our little ones. Your child’s journey into the world of learning begins here at YELAOSHR.

Learning at YELAOSHR centre or learning online?


Learning at YELAOSHR centre or learning online?

Learning at YELAOSHR centre or learning online?

Live online lessons are similar to traditional face-to-face classes — teacher can present information and interact with student in real time.

In the hands of Yelaoshr’s well-trained teacher, both delivery methods can be used to achieve the same goals.

Learning at YELAOSHR centre or learning online?

Every kid is unique and it’s important to find out what works best for your child.


Can my child learn online?

Can my child learn online?

Capable to learn online is NOT an option. It's required.

Previously, attending school, university is required because those are the only channels where students can obtain knowledge.

Capable to learn online is NOT an option. It's required.

Now, with an internet connection, there are no geographical barriers. It is leading away from a systematic classroom approach to a more personalized approach.

Capable to learn online is NOT an option. It's required.

Online learning allows students to learn the subjects they want at their own pace and from anywhere in the world. All students, regardless of their profound differences, are able to acquire the skills and capacities they need to navigate the rapidly changing and highly complex society that they are entering.


High Impact Learning Strategy: Brain-Based Learning!

High Impact Learning Strategy: Brain-Based Learning!

Brain’s Time Clock

The human brain runs on 90 to 120 cycles called ultradian rhythms, which influence attention, interest, cognition, memory, visual perception, arousal, performance, moods, and behaviour.

Brain's Time Clock

To accommodate these cycles, it is important to vary instructional activities and spend no more than 12 to 15 minutes of focused attention on passive learning.

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning

Learning is innate and linked to biological and chemical processes in the human brain.

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning

Remember that young children’s attention spans are short: 20 minutes per session is optimal length of learning sessions for young children.

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning

YELAOSHR recognises the optimum learning duration for each age group based on their attention span, therefore the 40 minutes lesson is divided into 2 highly effective lessons with 20 minutes for each lesson.

Improvement Guarantee

At YelaoShr Creative Learning Centre, we offer Improvement Guarantee because our method is proven effective over the years. Parents can enrol their children in our programmes with peace of mind.

To assure parents of our teaching method as well as ensuring that it can be implemented thoroughly, this “Improvement Guarantee” allows parents to focus on their children’s learning outcomes, enabling their children to fully immerse in learning and help them achieve maximum learning results.

To know how our Improvement Guarantee works, you can make an appointment with our centre (click here ) and bring your child for an assessment (assessment through ONLINE ZOOM is available) to understand more about your child’s current learning status as well as the terms and conditions of Improvement Guarantee.

Today, to help you harness this potential, we are giving you a special offer for our one-to-one programmes so that your child can experience the fun and unique learning at YelaoShr®.

This offer is valid at all 67 centres nationwide and Online Learning. 

[Up to 80% Off] One-On-One Bahasa Malaysia/ Mandarin/ English Lessons for Kids Aged 4 – 12 years old.

Mandarin/Malay/English 2 lessons for only RM98 instead of RM290 (discount up to 80%)! Suitable for children age 4-12 years old, online purchase only, limited vouchers!  #Improvement_Guarantee!
Two ways to help you make a choice:
A. Purchase experience voucher through online . Let your children experience the entire learning process firsthand, and see the incredible transformation that will take place throughout the 2 lessons course!
B. Make an appointment at and bring your child to the YELAOSHR centre near your house for a simple assessment. We will provide a specific study plan based on your child’s level.

#09 What is the purpose we send our children to school and exams?

By the end of last year, the Ministry of Education had announced that the examinations throughout Primary One till Three will be abolished. After the announcement was made, a huge wave of reactions arose from the parents. Perhaps, it is because the public is so used to using examinations as a benchmark to monitor their children’s learning and to evaluate their learning abilities but without exams, parents would worry about their children lacking the need to work hard in learning and subsequently neglecting their studies.

Allow me to speak from my experiences. I have three children, all of whom are still studying. However, I take their exam results very lightly to heart.

I remembered when my daughter is in Primary One, she brought home her Moral Education paper home one day and one of the questions asked was: Which of the following are healthy activities? The four options were watching television, fishing, exercising, and playing electronic games. My daughter has deducted a point for that question as she only chose the option of ‘exercising’ while the standard answer was ‘exercising’ and ‘fishing’ just because the textbook says that ‘fishing’ is a form of healthy activity.

I asked her, why not choose the ‘fishing’ option? She replied that is because fishing kills lives. When she was young, my daughter studied in a Buddhist kindergarten and the teachers taught the children not to take lives and to love animals. Because she has the heart to protect animals, hence she feels that fishing is an unhealthy activity. Since then, I am not obsessed with my children’s exam results. If I am obsessed with it, then my children will study for the marks given and this is not the outcome I desire.

Hence, this mark deducted from my daughter makes me happy because it showed that she has her own thoughts.


Are test scores or the ability to think independently important? If you are just like me, choosing the latter, then as parents, we naturally have to possess the ability to think independently in order to nurture children who are able to do so. Now, let us think. What is the purpose we send our children to school and exams? What kind of education should we provide our children as the responsibility of parents? Many parents send their children to tuition in order to improve their test scores. This reflects the fact that many parents use scores to determine whether a child is excellent or poor, and scores are compared to other children to see who is better. Hence, what is the purpose of the exams?

For me, the function of the exam is to test what the child has learned and what knowledge is not yet mastered. I wonder if everyone agrees? If this is the purpose of the test, when the results are released, we do not solve the part that the child doesn’t understand. Instead, we continue to ask the child to learn new knowledge to cope with the next test, subsequently in the next round of exams, they will continue to fail, and the child will continue to accept the information that they don’t understand and this does not help the child at all.

认字阅读 语言教学 一对一教学

Many parents will complain that the system run by the Ministry of Education has been changing, and the children are unable to catch up. Instead of complaining, why not think about what we can do to improve our children’s learning status? I have always shared this with many parents: If you send your child to a government school, when the child returns home, we will turn the family into an international school. We cannot change the education system or the school environment, but we have the ability and obligation to improve our children’s learning environment.

I will share the way I teach my children to learn. All three of my children study in Chinese primary schools. When they got home, I would not keep reviewing what the school taught them, or ask them to recite textbook knowledge, etc. Instead, I would observe which part of the child is stronger and weaker. My younger son is better Chinese because I taught him to recognise words from a young age, but his mathematics is not so good. In his primary two, he began to have problems with multiplication and division, and his other mathematical skills were also weak. Thus, I will first re-do the primary one practice questions for him, so that he can stabilize the foundation that he did not master in the first year. After establishing the foundation step by step, he will start to catch up two primary two’s syllabus.

As long as we use the right method, children’s learning can actually become relaxed and stress-free. The most important thing is to find out the “equation of learning”. This equation is to find out where the weaker part of the child is, to solve the basic root problems instead of forcing the child to repeatedly recite textbook knowledge blindly. If we recognize and see this as a parent, no matter how the Ministry of Education changes, no matter how much we disagree with the exams, the teacher’s teaching methods, but when our children return home, we can all do our best to give them the most effective learning environment.

In fact, have you ever thought that some of the knowledge in the textbooks and the teachers taught by the school may be out of date and not in line with the needs of modern society? That being the case, why do we have to force our children to memorize deadly all the textbook content? I think that as long as the children can get 80 points, but instead of urging them to try to get 20 more points, it is better to use this effort to encourage them to participate in extracurricular activities, allowing them to participate in group activities, come in contact with nature, and know more about what is happening in the world.

If every child reads and recites textbook knowledge just for the exam, they will never want to learn again when they grow up. All of us should be lifelong learners, so it is important to instil the learning ability and interest of children. If parents are able to accept such a concept, children will be happier because they will love learning. Learning passionately is not just to learn the content of textbooks, but to be curious about all aspects of knowledge, to love challenges, to leave the comfort zone to accept new methods and knowledge and this is the psychological qualities we hope children have.

If we change from ourselves and take the “exam” out, and focus on the child’s growth, and what the child will become, we will have more time and space to bring our children to truly understand the society and the world. Many children today don’t know how to interact with others. The role that they should play in society is unknown as they only know how to study. Parents just let their children study at home while the children don’t help with housework and have no interaction with their parents. When children grow up in such an environment, I actually feel saddened. Only when we allow the children pay less attention to the exam, participate in extracurricular activities from an early age, learn how to lead, how to cooperate with the team, cultivate good morals, learn how to accept failure… These can really help the children to have the ability to live in the future. Paying more attention to the development of the children’s body and soul will definitely make the children a better version of themselves.

I hope that after listening to some of my thoughts, I will help you to let go of some obsessions about the “examination” and redefine the direction to educate the children.

We having a special offer RM98 (4 lessons. Usual price is RM290) for our one-to-one Mandarin, Malay and English programmes as well as abacus mental arithmetic so that your child can experience the fun and unique learning at YelaoShr® Creative Learning Centre. This offer is valid at all 60 centres nationwide.

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叶老师荣获星洲教育奖 Sin Chew Education Award

#08 A simple tip to tackle all your child education worries! Bringing up your child is easy and relaxing!

With just a simple tip, parents can educate your children in a relaxing manner and your children’s learning and growing process can be filled with happiness! Educator – Mdm Ye personally pens her secret to education.


Allow children to study in Chinese primary schools but turn your homes into international schools

Even though international schools had rapidly increased in number, there are still a large portion of parents who willingly send their children to Chinese primary schools for education but in their hearts, they are worried that their children will be faced with large amounts of stress.

A brand new 2019 school session has begun, in double income families, parents would send their children to tuition classes and childcare centres. Back at home, parents would need to get piles of reference books from the bookstore. Each time exams commences, parents would take leave to help their children revise the syllabus, afraid that they will not catch up in any subject, failed the exam passing rate and rank low in class.

There are also another group of parents who place their children entirely into the school teachers, tuition teachers, child care teachers’ hands. At home, children will not learn and read just because these parents feel that they have studied enough outside of their homes. When their children have poor results, another tuition teacher is changed instead of truly finding the roots of the problem.

In truth, we can all be better parents to provide more efficient learning to our children.

Have you ever thought of changing yourself into the best teacher your children admire?

Turning your homes into freestyle learning mode as international schools to fully develop your children’s potential?

First and foremost, we need to set a learning goal for our children.

Yes, you heard me right. One goal is enough because we have limited time.
To enter the Chinese circular primary school, has your child learned and recognised enough words? This is because children need to write and do their homework, read notices given out, look at timetables, learn other subjects such as Pendidikan Moral, Science and Mathematics which are all in Chinese words! Can your children truly comprehend the textbooks and workbooks? That is why it is of utmost importance to first tackle the foundation of recognizing large volume of words. Only then can your children truly learn in relaxation!

叶老师 想当年 三个孩子
This is my 13 years ago “Days in the past” photo. At the age of 18, I already had a family with a child.

My method is to tackle the volume of Chinese words recognised prior to children being sent to primary school. They need to know at least 500 commonly used words. Writing words, learning Chinese syllables, spelling and constructing sentences I will not teach as they will learn them when they go to school. If children have already learnt everything in advance, they will feel bored at school. If parents have very limited time, it is the basics and lowest requirement to get your children to learn up at least 200 words.

When your children get to primary school, there is no need to ensure that all subjects are caught up with the syllables and progress. Just use half a year to catch up to one subject is good enough!

In the first year, it is important to build a strong foundation in languages. After mastering Chinese, then continue with Bahasa Malaysia. Due to the fact that children are rarely exposed to Bahasa Malaysia, they are commonly weaker in this language. Why not focus on English? That is because children nowadays can read, English cartoons or storybooks. Hence, no need to worry. It should be understood that our time is limited, our children’s time are also limited. Therefore, we start focussing on one subject would be adequate.

叶老师 自己投入教育行业
While learning to become a good mother, I started to venture into the education industry, learning step by step.

Parents would start to ask the next question: What about other subjects? Mathematics, Moral and Science are all very hard! My concept is that even if children are unable to understand, it is okay! It is because the children do not understand these various subjects due to inadequate words recognised. When words are not recognised, they will not be able to read then understand. Thus, not being able to read and understand exam questions and subsequently unable to answer them is very normal!

I also feel that the morals of children should not be evaluated by exam marks! Shall we just let it be? It is not so. Subjects such as mathematics and science are not just plain memorising subjects. Both these subjects require interesting teaching methods to induce a learning interest in the children and they will naturally be passionate in solving questions!

感恩遇到很多好老师 叶老师
I am grateful for encountering many great teachers that worked together towards something we believe in; 1-to-1 teaching, teaching according to children’s standards

If your child is already primary 3 or 4 or even primary 5 and 6 but you realised, they are weaker in any subject, then the child should start learning from the level he/she understands! For instance, a primary 3 child is very weak in mathematics, we can allow the child to complete workbook exercises for primary 1 and 2 to find out the root of the problems and start from basics, only then can the child catch up to the primary 3 standards!

A children-centred education concept is to learn based on the children’s personal levels and standards. If children are already excellent in studies, then these children should learn knowledge outside of the textbooks; if they are weaker, allow them to be focused on learning just one subject in the upcoming half to one year. To support this point, parents would need to let go of the obsession on marks, to ignore the marks of other subjects, it doesn’t matter if they could not catch up and just to focus on one subject is adequate. I would usually suggest parents should start first on learning how to recognise words and read. If the foundation is not stable, how could parents expect to see their children excel in every subject?

In addition, parents should also carefully observe and discover their children’s interest. Not every child is strong is language or maths and science. Do not bury your children’s gift in sports, arts and creativity. Also, it doesn’t mean that children who do not perform well in primary school will not perform well in secondary school. We should have more faith and hope in our children and believe that they can do it!

Started Yelaoshr Learning Centre because of my own children. Today, entering the 14th year, such perseverance is for many more other children.

Turning your homes into international schools, parents becoming educators; these are the things that we can choose to do to educate our children. We do not need to be perfect parents to qualify to teach out children. In reality, our children are already learning our every move in our daily lives. We just need to grow and learn with them step by step!

We having a special offer RM98 (4 lessons. Usual price is RM290) for our one-to-one Mandarin, Malay and English programmes as well as abacus mental arithmetic so that your child can experience the fun and unique learning at YelaoShr® Creative Learning Centre. This offer is valid at all 60 centres nationwide.

More info:

Board games, STEM, KBAT, new trends in global education that parents need to know

In this era where Google can search for everything, education background does not mean everything. The children we want to train are those with the spirit of innovative thinking, no fear of mistakes and failures, and the ability to act on ideas. In this parent-child workshop, you and your child will be engaged in the “action-based” experience, and gain an in-depth understanding of the new learning trends of board games, STEM, and KBAT that global education is committed to!

桌住亲子好关系 桌游 许永清 许奶爸

Workshop (1): 9am – 12pm

Bond relationship on the table, develop learning skills with board games

Parent-child companionship, the child’s learning ability, starts by playing a board game with the children!

Taiwan’s famous board game tutor – Xu Yongqing, a dad who loves to play with children and loves to play more than children! In recent years, he has been working on the promotion of parent-child board games. Everyone loves to call him “Daddy Xu.” Currently studying at the National Institute of Adult and Continuing Education at National Chung Cheng University, he is continuously developing the possibilities of table games!

Once, he was a dad who scolds his children everyday. What magical power does the board game have, so that he has such a huge change? Let Daddy Xu tell you what magic does board games do in the parent-child relationship, as “family relationship”, “family cohesion”, “children’s learning ability” can definitely be developed by board games!

Profile of Xu Yongqing:

  • External lecturer in all level teachers’ institute
  • Lecturer of board games course in Taiwan University
  • “Parent-child Board Games 100” Special Judge
  • Author of “Close Parent-Child Relationship All in Board Games”

How the workshop is conducted:
In the three-hour workshop, parents and children will be separated in two classrooms for the first two hours. Parents will be led by Xu Yongqing instructor to learn the operation of parent-child board games and master the spirit and philosophy of board games. At the same time, the child is led by a group of board game guides to let the children participate in the board game to stimulate the children’s potential learning and enthusiasm.

Then in the last hour, parents and children will be gathered in the same classroom, and Xu Yongqing tutor will guide parents on how to take the experience earlier of a parent-child board game with their children—-Bond relationship on the table, develop learning skills with board games!

创客与高思维 STEM KBAT 何永良

Workshop (2): 1pm – 4pm

The craftsmanship and higher order thinking skills that children must possess

In this era when Google can search for everything, education background does not mean everything. This is why global education has begun to promote STEM makers and KBAT higher order-thinking education. The children we want to train are those with innovative thinking, not afraid of mistakes and failures, and the ability to make ideas.

In this workshop, we will lead you to the “hands-on” learning experience with your child, and deeply understand the true purpose of STEM Maker and KBAT / Higher Order Thinking Education!

Profile of Ho Weng Leong:

  • Co-founder and Chief Trainer of YELAOSHR ACADEMY
  • Training Director of HOTSMATHS Maker and Higher Order Thinking Skills Course
  • Author of “The secrets of happier parents – Inspiration”

How the workshop is conducted:
In this three-hour workshop, parents and children will be in the same classroom, through “hands-on”, to get to know, understand, experience, what is the STEM maker spirit, what is KBAT high-thinking education, and understand both major impact on the child’s future.

  • Date: 23rd March (Saturday)
  • Time: 9am – 4pm
  • Venue: Cempaka Apartment Hotel, Cheras
  • Suitable participants: parents and children aged 6 to 12
  • Admission ticket:
    • Parent: RM180/pax
    • Child : RM80/pax
    • Registration before 10th march (charges includes lunch):
    • (Children will also receive a STEM learning tool worth RM50, while stocks last.)
      • 1 parent + 1 child: RM160RM160 (original price RM260)
      • Additional father or mother, 1 person: RM80 (original price RM180)
      • Additional children (brothers and sisters), 1 person:RM50(original price RM80)

>For enrolled students and their families from [Teacher Yap] center, you can also enjoy additional benefits. Kindly get more information from the teachers at [Teacher Yap] centerfor additional offers.

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Parents’ full trust is the strength that drives teachers to teach wholeheartedly.

In the working environment at Yelaoshr, it does not matter if you are the person-in-charge or a teacher, everyone works in a delightful vibe. Employers and employees work together and help each other. Lui worked at the Bandar Kinrara Yelaoshr branch for approximately a year and a half. Today, she is the person-in-charge for the learning centre. As you can see, Yelaoshr offers many opportunities for teachers to learn.

Lui has been in the education industry for about eight years. Before, she had been working at kindergartens, childcare and tuition classes etc. These experiences are enough to prove her ability in teaching and she clearly sees the unique point of Yelaoshr.

Teacher Yap Bandar Kinrara Lui 葉老師
From left:Yelaoshr’s creator – Carol Yap、Lui

Lui has been in the education industry for about eight years. Before, she had been working at kindergartens, childcare and tuition classes etc. These experiences are enough to prove her ability in teaching and she clearly sees the unique point of Yelaoshr.

Lui originally opened a kindergarten with her business partner. However, she quitted due to communication and health problems. At this point of time, she heard from her students, parents and primary school friends alike unanimously recommended Yelaoshr to her while being unemployed.

She said, “Prior to this, I only know that Yelaoshr uses flash cards in their teaching and nothing else. However, all of them said that Yelaoshr is great and with their recommendations, I came forward for an interview.”

When she first joined the team, Lui was already happy with her job at Yelaoshr.

“The person-in-charge was recognised my abilities and within a month I was already tasked with meeting the parents. this made me felt that she really taught me unconditionally.” – Lui

In less than a year, Lui promoted to become the centre’s supervisor. Lui had once doubted if she can handle it but words from her boss made sense to her, which was, “You can learn and apply at the same time, I will not wait for you to know everything to let you handle it.” For this trust, Lui is utterly grateful.

From right-hand side :Lui’s  supervisor —— Ms Yan.

Besides being highly favoured by her boss, Lui stated that the workload at Yelaoshr is not as heavy as other education centres.

“Here, I do not need to prepare for classes as the materials are fully prepared and facilities equipped. I only need to read through once 10 minutes before classes commence.” – Lui

Even though Yelaoshr implements a one-to-one learning system, after Lui promoted to being supervisor, she trains her teachers, shared materials for half an hour before work began every single day. At the weekly meeting, she allows teachers to share their experiences, challenges and problems faced in the process of teaching.

“I believe that through activities like these, our teachers can be united and improve through learning from each other. I may be a supervisor but I do not see myself better than others because my fellow teachers and I are working together to serve the next generation.” – Lui

Parents’ trust is like a powerful fortress.

“Previously, children are very afraid of me as I am very strict.” – Lui

Lui laughed it off as sometimes she was too nervous about the children’s learning progress and may have scolded the children. Since the parents have placed their children in their care, Lui felt that she has the obligation to teach them well. However, Lui started to hear some parents say that a few children do not like to attend Yelaoshr. She quickly reflected upon herself, should she adjust her teaching methods? She came to realise that trust should be built in her relationship with the children. Using encouraging methods not only can it bring the children’s heart closer to hers, but it can also motivate them to learn more. Hence, she changed her teaching style so that children will be more teachable.

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Lui obtained a sense of achievement with Yelaoshr. In addition to seeing the children improve, she also gained the trust of the parents.

“There was a six-year-old, and when he came in he could not even pronounce suku kata. His parents sent him here with a mentality to just give a shot to see if he can improve. At the end, when the child was also to slowly read out words at home, his mother thanked profusely.” – Lui

There is still something more behind this story. This child initially did not like Lui to teach him but his parents say that they should not accommodate their child to change another teacher and insisted that Lui teach their son. This made Lui felt warmth because this is the greatest support to her from parents.

There is another seven-year-old girl who was also ‘picky’ about the teachers when she attended classes. Lui reminisced that this girl is more emotional. She will throw a tantrum when she meets a teacher she does not like. Luckily when I reflected this situation to her parents, they are both very reasonable and let us teach according to our methods, not allowing her to choose whichever teacher she wants. When encountered with children who are not very cooperative, on top of their poor language foundation, teachers need to be even more patient so that they can accept the teachers and learn.

Lui said, “Initially, she was resistant towards the Malay language. She could only read out two sounds made of suku kata and was unable to do more than that. She got a 70 mark in her Bahasa Malaysia later, something that her family never think of and slowly but surely she started to love the language.”

The children’s improvement resulted in the parents’ faith in Yelaoshr, complimenting Yelaoshr as a good learning ground.

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To Lui, children are just like small tiny seedlings. Teachers are responsible to take care of these seedlings and not ruin their great future.

“Meeting parents and recruiting students should not be done based on income and sales but it is to put in every effort to teach every child that comes. With this sort of attitude at work, it made me indefinitely happy.” – Lui

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A gorgeous makeover: From homemakers to educators, accepting the inner calling.

Perhaps joining Yelaoshr as a teacher may have many different reasons for different individuals, but for Cass’s story, it is rather interesting. When interviewed, she said, “I joined because I was bored!”

Cass is a mother of three. Prior to joining Yelaoshr she was a full-time housewife. The Cass three years ago frequently visited a vegetarian restaurant. Because Yelaoshr’s learning centre is just right above the restaurant, she often saw information about Yelaoshr.

“Three years ago, my youngest was five or six years old and the eldest already 12. At this period of time, my children were in kindergarten and primary school and I realised I have some free time in my daily routine.” – Cass

Despite noticing the recruitment advertisement by Yelaoshr, but for some reasons Cass was unable to take the first step forward.

“After giving birth to my firstborn, I had resigned my advertising job, so I have not been in the workforce for about 11 to 12 years and was worried I am unable to cope and adapt. In addition, the job as a ‘teacher’ feels as if it required many skills and I was not sure if I could take up the job.” – Cass

After much consideration, with feelings in her, that said, “I’ll give it a try!”, Cass went for an interview for the post of a part-time assistant teacher at the Puchong Yelaoshr. She works three mornings per week to accommodate the time to fetch her children from school. This arrangement did not cause her to neglect her family and even find a support to her free time which was rather a win-win deal. Seven to eight months later, Cass was asked by her boss if she can work as a full-time teacher when the learning centre was short of manpower.

“At that moment I clarified to my boss that ‘family’ is still the centre of my focus.” – Cass

Cass may have agreed to work full-time but she acquired approval from her boss to allow her children to stay at the Yelaoshr learning centre after school. As she lives nearby the centre, Cass was able to go home and cook, have dinner and come back to work later. Cass said that verbally she may have said she will focus more on her family but she still treats and teaches the children at the centre earnestly because this is the fundamental responsibility of a teacher.

Without realising it, Cass has adapted to her life as a full-time teacher. A couple of months later, her boss started to allow her to meet parents and also train other teachers, slowly building up her road leading to entrepreneurship. Most importantly, these experiences had built up her faith in growing a business.

“In addition to managing more of the administrative work, I became friends with Bao Yi at the learning centre, who is my business partner at the Tmn Kinrara branch. I feel that our personalities and the way we handle things are similar. This one to two years we had been working closely with each other and she is one of the reasons I can build my business so smoothly.” – Cass

Indeed, Cass has transformed from a housewife to a part-time assistant teacher to a full-time teacher and to now, a Yelaoshr business partner.

Earnestly helping parents and children

Prior to Cass joining Yelaoshr, she was not in the education sector. However, diligence is the key to success! She let on that she would read materials related to education every day to improve herself. Hence, when encountering parents and children alike, she has no problem communicating with them. She concludes her secret when it comes to dealing with people – being earnest.

“Besides wanting parents to successfully enrol their children, I hoped, even more, to help the children grow and learn. Sometimes when I talked to parents, I would suggest some other channels apart from Yelaoshr to help their children, especially those children who are special.” – Cass

She continued, many bad habits that parents see in their children are actually symptoms of them being special which required professional knowledge and much experience to realise. Hence, when reminding the parents, they really got a shock.

“Some children may be stagnant for a period once they reach a certain level and they could not learn properly. I would discuss and reflect with their parents regarding the suitability of continuing to learn in this environment. Perhaps the children needed medical attention before continuing their classes here.” – Cass

Due to Cass’s children have similar situations, she knows better on how to handle this kind of condition. She would provide suggestions on ways to take care of special needs children and regarding their children’s diet to improve the children’s situation.

“I am also a parent, hence, I tend to have a mutual effect with the parents. Some parents had even cried in front of me while chatting. They could be very grateful for the help, or just do not know what to do.” – Cass

Yelaoshr Teacher Yap Taman Kinrara Cass

With an earnest heart, Cass would always put in her best effort to help the parents and children. Using Cass’s words, “this is to help people, to help myself”. Because this is a job she is passionate about, it gave even more meaning and value to her life.

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Choose what you love, love what you choose; from just a job to a career.

“Many family members and friends would ask me, why do I want to become a teacher? Why do I want to become a Yelaoshr teacher?” These are the questions faced by Taman Kinrara’s Yelaoshr business partner Lee Bao Yi from her relatives.

Bao Yi is 23 years old. Originally a sales assistant due to being unhappy with her work searched online for a job and came across Yelaoshr. “During my secondary school and university years, I had worked as a tuition teacher and an assistant teacher in a kindergarten. Those were happy days because the children are very cute.” – Bao Yi

Carrying this positive feeling, the Yelaoshr recruitment advertisement naturally sparked her interest and she came forth for an interview.

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“The one-to-one teaching method intrigued me. Upon joining Yelaoshr, it made me realised that Yelaoshr is totally different from any other tuition centres.” – Bao Yi

She also said that children nowadays be it at school or tuition centres lack the care from teachers. This one-to-one teaching method can educate children according to their progress and can even care for the children’s learning circumstances and attitudes.

Prior to branching out at Taman Kinrara, Bao Yi was one of the teachers at the Bdr. Puteri Yelaoshr learning centre. She shared that at the centre they accepted a few children who have dyslexia and language disability. Perhaps it was Bao Yi’s gentleness and her patience in teaching, these children are assigned to her.

“They can also improve and they can learn. All you need is just a little gentleness, a little patience to teach them slowly and it will work.” – Bao Yi

She mentioned that the parents of these children do not expect them to improve but just to know and recognise some words and can do some reading. Bao Yi felt deeply connected to the parents’ feelings and told the parents, “Children can improve as long as you cooperate with us and give us some time.” These children indeed improved! It does not matter if they can read one or two words because this is enough to make their parents leap for joy!

“These experiences to me are of great satisfaction and it resulted in immense faith in the Yelaoshr teaching system.” – Bao Yi

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Bao Yi knows that despite the slow learning progress of these children, they are just like any other child and will get hurt.

“We will not let them feel that they are different from other children. Teachers will treat them equally and teach every student with the same heart.” – Bao Yi

Last year, the boss saw Bao Yi’s mature teaching in classes and suggested her to break a leg in entrepreneurship. Bao Yi thought to herself, since her boss believe that she has the ability to teacher children well and that the Bdr. Puteri learning centre has a lot of students so why not search for a new place to help other children? With a willingness to help people, Bao Yi took up the responsibility even though she is young. She opened up a Yelaoshr learning centre with fellow partner Cass.

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From Left:Bao Yi、Yelaoshr’s Creator – Carol Yap、Cass

To be able to venture into business, Bao Yi is very grateful to Yelaoshr because she grew tremendously under this organization.

“My boss, Ms Kong previously gave me advice and reminders when managing parents and children. She said that my strength is that I am very patient to the children and the children liked me but at some times when facing the parents some words during communication are inappropriate because I was unable to get rid of the tone I used to speak with children. With this awareness, I adjusted myself and improved my weakness.” – Bao Yi

In addition, Bao Yi reflected that the trainings and courses provided by Yelaoshr are very effective in upgrading teachers’ standards.

“Through these courses, my emotional management, education concepts, management skills etc. has advanced forward. Thanks to Yelaoshr who arranged many great speakers for us, allowing me to grow!” – Bao  Yi

To be able to help children and to increase in individual growth; I believe this is Bao Yi’s answer to the questions thrown at her?

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#07 To create a working environment that gives a sense of satisfaction for the teachers; a stage to continuously have personal breakthroughs

As always, the job of a “teacher” gives people the impression of a stable job, attractive income, many benefits and holidays. However, a job that seem so bountiful as such has seen the number of teachers drastically decreasing over the years, not only do less people apply to become a teacher, there are many of these teachers opting for early retirement. This situation is obviously seen in teachers in big cities. In addition to handling the trivial and complicated paperwork in school, they are also faced with parents who are highly educated and parents who easily file for complaints about many things.

Teaching at Yelaoshr, teachers can not only retrieve their honour, they can also plainly educate in addition to building up their lives and realising self-growth and transformation.

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“Come home” often, teachers are not alone

Every year, Yealoshr’s internal management will have two major events – which is the Appreciation Dinner and Large-scale Training. These two programs are specially prepared for our teachers.

The Large-scale Training will be held at a hotel. Headquarters will call in all 59 branches of Yelaoshr teachers to “come home”. We will invite professional speakers to provide valuable training to our teachers. Teachers would feedback every time that their teaching skills have improved and this united the teachers. As for the Appreciation Dinner before every Chinese New Year, it is a time for teachers to gather and fellowship with food to get to know one another. All over Malaysia, teachers would normally focus and work hard in their own centres, but when it comes to events like these, teachers are like a family because everyone is doing the same thing. This feeling, a sense of belonging because they know they are not alone in the battlefield. Regardless of the different place they work in, the problems they faced with parents and students alike are very similar. Listening to teachers of different centres sharing their thoughts, sometimes it when reflected on their own problems, it somehow does not seem so big anymore.

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For 10 over years, we have slowly set up the mechanisms for teachers’ training but we are not satisfied with this because there are so many areas and details needing improvement. To do things effectively, we cannot just look at it from the surface. Some rules that are set by headquarters may not be effective to those teachers who implement them in reality. When we received feedback, we will reflect and even cancel some of the unnecessary systems. Hence we focused on interactions between teachers and the sharing of cases. These sessions are like family meetings, honest yet warm at the same time.

Yelaoshr is the fortress for our teachers

To our teachers, I do not treat them as my workers. Just like the students at the learning centre, we look forward to our students’ growth, we are also positive of our teachers’ transformation. As long as the teachers are willing to sacrifice, in the Yelaoshr system, they are able to become all-rounded leaders in just a short time. I always tell my teachers, if you are willing to upgrade yourself, we have many opportunities to allow you to grow.

Initially when there’s only one Yelaoshr learning centre, I would always tell them, “If possible, let us not be teachers for life.” I would always ask my teachers to meet the parents, learn how to manage the centre and I would share everything to them without any reservations. A few years later our teachers will have the skills and abilities to open branches. They will change from my teachers to bosses. To achieve all these fully depends on their willingness to accept challenges and to break out of their comfort zone.

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Both teachers and children have potential, with the right methods, they can become a new person. Just do not look down on yourself! Just as how you want parents to believe in their children, so should you believe in yourself!

Honestly speaking, to build an education platform is very exhausting because in the society there is a lot of competition. If there is no systematic team and brand, working in the education system is not easy. In this Yelaoshr platform, these problems are handled by headquarters. Teachers are only required to have a passion to teach, meet the parents with a sincere heart and focus on managing the centre. Yelaoshr is the fortress, a backup for our teachers.

Reminiscing more than 10 years back, tuition teachers were like workers needed to follow every orders given and they cannot have their own stand. Whatever the parents want you to teach, teachers should just follow blindly. The bosses of tuition centres would ask teachers to respect the parents as they are the source of income while a tuition teacher’s responsibility is to satisfy the needs of the customers. In environments like these, Yelaoshr stood firm, telling parents that there is a time to study, rest and even play. Some parents would be dissatisfied with it. Yelaoshr would tell parents that their child’s standards are not at par with their age requiring the child to start from a lower grade. How many parents could accept that? Now, we have walked through more than 10 years and Yelaoshr has built its own reputation. As for the parents, they can start to accept our concepts and values.

As an educator, we should stand up for our profession; to focus on the children and not to just blindly satisfy the parents. With Yelaoshr’s support, teachers can make a stand.

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Many of our teachers became business partners after joining Yelaoshr and some had even conducted their learning centres for more than 10 years. When we talked about the past, teachers would look back and realised that they can build their own business and they can be independent. At Yelaoshr, there is an opportunity to find your own piece of blue sky.

I always felt that this platform is amazing. Most of us are not originally from the education sector right from the very start but we manage to press on till today. There is no rule that says “success takes 10 years”; there is no hierarchy as some teachers opened their centre at the age of 22. Without limitations, we can allow more miracles to unfold here and more beautiful moments to surface.


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She sets a great example to those children who want to buck up their Chinese language.

22-year old Iza is a Yelaoshr tutor at the Kota Kemuning branch and she is the ONLY MALAY among the 200 Yelaoshr teachers all over Malaysia. In a community where chinese language is the main communicative language, Iza is like a rose among thorns.

Teacher Yap 叶老师 Iza 葉老師 认字阅读

Both of Iza’s parents are Malays but her parents sent her to a kindergarten that speaks chinese.

Iza smiled and said, “They heard my uncle saying that learning chinese will make it easier to find a job later. Among my siblings I am the only one that is able to speak chinese!”

5-year old Iza arrives in a world surrounded by chinese language, she remembered that the first month communicating was difficult, but after a few months, she slowly learned chinese and was able to communicate with the teachers and other students. Iza went on to learn chinese for six years in primary school, continuing her chinese syllabus included in the secondary school syllabus. Later on when she moved to a new place, she was transferred to another secondary school without any chinese lessons conducted and did not cross paths with the chinese language anymore. Nevertheless, Iza’s passion for chinese had never ceased.

Teacher Yap 叶老师 葉老師 认字阅读 Iza Kota Kemuning

“My mother seemed to know this fact and after I graduated from university, even though I took up civil engineering, she encouraged me to find some jobs related to the chinese language to enable me to come in contact with chinese again. Then, I came across Yelaoshr on the internet.” – Iza

Iza teaches Bahasa Malaysia and english in the centre. Even though she does not teach chinese, but to ensure that students can understand some meaning of the words, Iza will sometimes use chinese to explain and from that she learned and improved her chinese.

“Actually when I first joined Yelaoshr, I was rather afraid because of the people around me are Chinese, in addition that I had not used the language for some time. Now, half a year had passed, I think I adapted quite well.” – Iza

Perhaps, we are more shocked to learn that Iza knows the chinese language but to Iza, she was even more surprised that children who come to Yelaoshr, a lot of these chinese students do not know chinese.

“Parents and children alike would ask me why do you know chinese. They are curious about the fact that I understand chinese. However, at the same time I was equally curious why Chinese would rather speak in english rather than chinese, and that they do not know chinese?” – Iza

To Iza, everyone should love their own mother tongue. It is just like how every Malay speaks Bahasa Malaysia naturally. Hence during teaching, when she encountered Chinese students, Iza will first use chinese to communicate with them. If she realised that the child cannot speak in chinese, she will only then use other languages to communicate.

“When I first taught a child, he did not gave me any response even though I had been speaking to him for half a day. Later on I switched to english and finally he responded. I was really surprised that there are chinese children who actually do not speak chinese.” – Iza

Iza admits that her chinese level is not at the teaching level but she hopes that some day she is able to teach the chinese language.

“Now, I would use my free time to read chinese books. I also bought reference books for Chinese pinyin. If I face any doubts I’ll ask my colleagues.” – Iza

She also shared some verbs that she learned recently, which includes “experience”, “encourage” and “advise” etc..

I believe that Iza’s “special identity” will be able to set a great example to children who want to buck up their chinese language. To help children rekindle their interest in their mother tongue, Iza finds much happiness within it.

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