Learning how to read is an important milestone for children. However, far from being just an essential skill along with the likes of writing and numeracy skills, it is also superbly beneficial as a door that leads to much more learning.
Do your kids do this? They wake up one morning, and announce gleefully, “Today I am a bear! Good morning, Mama bear!” And the next day, they become ‘dinosaurs’, ‘monkeys’, and the list goes on. You might dismiss it as kids just being kids, but did you know that pretend play is, in fact, crucial to their development?
If there’s anything else we need to learn from the COVID-19 pandemic other than how to maintain good hygiene, is how to guard against the other ‘pandemic’ we see online – the surge of misinformation, biased opinions disguised as ‘news’, and outright fake news. In a world with information overload, how can parents prepare the next generation to face this?
Learning at home is definitely something that children and parents both need getting used to. Having been through more than a month of the circuit breaker period by now, have you gotten the hang of it?
Is there a way to make sure your children are never bored? To the delight of all the tired parents whose activity idea banks are fast running dry, there is! However, the answer is not what you might expect.
Are the kids having too much time on their hands at home? If you haven’t already been doing so, engaging them in some creative activities is one excellent way to keep them busy!
No doubt about it, kids are a bundle of energy. But with the current circuit breaker measures in Singapore, how can parents ensure their little ones are getting enough physical activity each day?
Are all your kids at home, and you’re quickly running out of activities to keep them busy? Well, this sounds like a good time to whip out all those STEAM activity ideas you’ve been stashing for the holidays!
As most of the world went into lockdown in recent weeks, the advantages of digital technology have become apparent. From helping us keep in touch with loved ones we can’t physically meet up with, to aiding in home-based learning, it is increasingly essential to have the basic know-how of digital technology to maintain productivity and sanity in this time.
Most children don’t really have a choice of what language they learn. Whatever language their caregivers speak at home, and whatever language is taught in school, they learn. But in some circumstances, what happens if the child is reluctant to learn a particular language?