Mother’s Day is just around the corner, so that’s another reason for the kids to put on their creative hats and get their hands dirty to make a wonderful surprise gift for mom! This one’s for the dads to supervise, for some exclusive father-child bonding time. With a bit of tweaking and adapting, these activities are good for children from kindergarten to primary school level!
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Spending too much time at home lately? Kids are usually a bundle of energy, but if they’ve been becoming lethargic, spending too much time on their devices, or sticking to sit-down activities, it won’t bode well for the development of their growing bodies.
With the body as the brain’s first teacher, you’d want to encourage your young PYP child in a variety of movements so that he is constantly engaged and learning! Not sure if you’re given your child sufficient moving opportunities? Check out how IB schools in Singapore are seeing the value and utilising movement in their curriculum.
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Today, April 22 is Earth Day, but teaching your child about conservation and sustainability matters shouldn’t stop after this day. Continue having conversations with them on the environment, get them thinking about where their trash comes from and where it will go next! Every day is an opportunity to remind your children how to live more sustainably and ethically for the sake of the world’s future.
And what’s one fun way to do so? Interestingly, many international schools are turning to the arts! Here’s why the arts have been a valuable tool to talk about sustainability and some craft ideas for you to kick start the conversation.
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STEAM is said to be an effective, hands-on way to cultivate 21st century skills in children. And with more and more intriguing STEAM ideas sprouting, it’s time to let your child hone some cutting-edge STEAM skills – keeping them on top of 21st century learning.
But why should STEAM education stop at the classroom? It can be easily incorporated at home, too! In fact, multi-disciplinary in nature, the STEAM approach can begin from your daily household items. So this weekend, use these tips to let your child embark on meaningful STEAM learning at home through fun and exploration!
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Even before the pandemic, digital learning has been a growing focus of plenty of international schools in Singapore. With an increasingly digitalised world, it is crucial for your child to be digitally literate. Many IB schools have recognised this trend and integrated meaningful digital lessons into their curriculum.
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If you are a parent on a school hunt, the dilemma may have already presented itself to you: local school or international school? What is the core difference and which would be best for your child’s development?
Expat parents typically prefer the international route, as they may be more familiar with the syllabus, and it’s easier to find the compatible systems if or when they relocate again. But one big difference is the intercultural aspect: international schools are greatly favoured for the intercultural environment. There’s no doubt that international schools will shape your child into a global citizen with their value for diversity.
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Wondering how to occupy your kids this school holidays? Looking for that well-deserved break but don’t want to put a pause on your kids’ learning?
Short as the holidays may seem, they can feel even longer without the right activities to stimulate those restless little minds. But don’t worry, your child’s everyday surroundings are the best places for them to put learning concepts into practice. So, why not keep them engaged with fulfilling everyday activities that they can still learn and have fun with! These simple exercises below can also double up as fun family-time.
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Rainy days, crowded attractions, or pandemic season? These are all reasons your children might be stuck at home these upcoming IB school holidays – for more days than they wish! But who says stay-home days have to be unexciting? These easy activities can get them moving their bodies – and parents can also join in the fun!
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Being bilingual is beneficial to children in so many ways, be it to their cognitive abilities or academic opportunities. When your child is able to express a learning concept in both languages, it aids in their memory of it. In expressing the concept well, they also understand and communicate the knowledge better, which in turn, aids academic learning. This explains why so many parents are looking to provide their child with bilingual education opportunities in school. Continue reading “5 Things to Consider in a Bilingual International School”
To adults, ‘play’ often sounds like something unproductive, and only something one does in their leisure time. But, at the same time, so many parents are sending their kids to school – to play! Indeed, play is important, even essential, to a child’s all-rounded development.
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