Keeping indoors doesn’t mean that your little ones have to stop moving! Especially at a young age, movement is more than fitness fun – it’s key to boosting their motor skills, gain strength and flexibility. Here’s a look at why it’s crucial to get children on their feet and some exercises they can do in the comforts of your home.
Collaboration, communication and problem-solving are some of the key proficiencies that are sought after in the modern workplace. In recent years, several reports and research papers, such as the World Economic Forum’s 2016 report New Vision for Education: Unlocking the Potential of Technology, have identified these skills – as well as foundational literacy, critical thinking and character development – as important 21st-century competencies.
In this increasingly diverse world, understanding other cultures has become more and more crucial. But, it’s hardly possible to learn a culture from textbooks – it has to be experienced. It is for this reason that international schools in Singapore have been put cultural diversity as the centre. Here is a glimpse at how these schools promote cultural diversity, allowing your child to be future-ready!
Digital literacy. We’ve all heard about it but what does it really mean? According to the American Library Association (ALA), digital literacy is “the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information.”
In other words, it’s more than being able to navigate social media platforms or find information via search engines; it’s acquiring the technical and cognitive skills to “find, understand, evaluate, create, and communicate digital information in a wide variety of formats”. In return, it entails using these transferable skills in the workplace and contributing to a “vibrant, informed and engaged community.”
As savvy parents, we want the best for our children. In an increasingly competitive and globalised world, this means investing in a suitable educational programme that will help them gain valuable 21st century skills. One such programme is bilingual education.
Teachers’ Day is a precious time for your young ones to show their love and appreciation for the ones who have kept a close eye on them in school! During this day, students often gift their teachers a gift that is useful or sentimental, or sometimes both.
While teachers will indeed appreciate a box full of red pens or a lovely rose bought from the nearest flower shop, it would be nice to let your child’s gift speak deeper, and from the heart! For the teachers that continue to inspire us despite the pandemic, let these gift ideas guide even your youngest PYP child in showing their gratitude.
We’ve all heard of learning before play, but learning through play? Learning and play do not necessarily have to be isolated but are, in fact, closely connected! As difficult as it might be to believe, play is essential for children to hold onto that childlike sense of wonder and be curious about the world around them. Here’s a glimpse at what IB schools have to say about free play and how you can encourage it at home.
Whether it’s transitioning into a new school or a new year, starting school can be pretty unsettling for your young ones. Apart from the fresh term jitters, jumping back into the routine with homework and classes might also be jarring, especially after days on end playing video games. But as parents, you can play a part to make this process easier for them. So to help cut back on their nerves, here are some tips for you to give your children a back-to-school boost!
Fostering bilingualism in your child at a young age comes with a host of benefits. Aside from giving your little one an academic edge over their peers, immersing in bilingual education also increases their awareness and understanding of other cultures.
Who says you can’t be patriotic and creative at the same time? With National Day just around the corner, what better way to celebrate the nation’s birthday than by engaging in fun, DIY projects inspired by the iconic colours of our flag with your little one?
In light of the long weekend, this is an excellent opportunity for you to spend quality time with your little ones while instilling national pride in them at the same time! Beyond bringing the family closer together, craft activities are great for children to express their individuality and imagination.