Taska Lin is a nursery for children 1+ (must be able to walk) and up to 5 years old.

We speak English, Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia (and some Japanese)

We are open monday to friday from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm. (closed on public holidays and school holidays)

Taska Lin was founded in 2003 by Lee Swee Lin, a.k.a. teacher Lin. After being an assistant teacher at another Waldorf kindergarten for a couple of years, Ms. Lin was so interested in the Rudolf Steiner method, that she went to Australia and did a two year Rudolf Steiner teacher training in Melbourne. She majored in Early Childhood education, for children up to six years of age. During these years she worked and did observations at different Kindergartens around Australia. When she returned to Penang she taught English at another Waldorf kindergarten before she decided to start her own place.

Ms. Lins own childhood and experiences compared with the things she saw at Taska Nania made her realise that the Malaysian educational system was aimed only at intellectual performance. She thinks the children in this country are not allowed to play and be children, but are pushed to study and perform from a very young age. She wants to create a safe environment for children in which they can play and develop and enjoy their early childhood. Ms. Lin wants to guide children through life and let them experience things, instead of teaching them. Teaching has limits, because we can only teach children what we know. If we let them explore they might learn things that we can't teach them.

Taska Lin is an extension of the family experience, a step between the home and formal schooling. Our early childhood programme works toward building a solid foundation for future academic work by protecting and nurturing the childs natural creativity.

Curriculum in Taska Lin Kindergarten
A variety of practical and artistic activities  baking, painting, drawing, modeling and handcrafts. Create a rythm to the week that is coloured by seasonal moods and festival celebrations
Songs, nursery rhymes, stories, puppet plays and the childrens own dramatic play nourish their emotional life, cultivate their language skills and strengthen their power of imagination.
Counting games, finger plays, rhythmic movement games and active physical play help build a strong foundation for arithmetic and number skills and develop co-ordination and the ability to concentrate.
Natural beautiful matterials, shells, seeds, stones, simple dolls, colored cloths and play frames encourage a rich fantasy life and creative thinking and proveide an opportunity for constructive co-operative play.
Building, swinging, climbing and balacing, digging, water play, gardening and caring for animals encourage children to feel at home in their body and the environment.