Bringing STEAM Education Into The Home: Cool Things To Try!

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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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Why The International School Experience Is So Valuable

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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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Fulfilling Holiday Activities For Your Primary School Kids

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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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Fun Indoor Exercises for Your Active Kindergarteners to Try

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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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5 Things to Consider in a Bilingual International School

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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”

A Closer Look: How Do IB Schools Teach STEAM To Children?

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STEAM takes the idea from STEM education and takes it to the next level, combining the foundations of this approach with an added discipline: art. It is thought that these subjects, taught by engaging students in hands-on, interdisciplinary learning, will provide students a more comprehensive understanding of the most vital skills and disciplines that the world’s workforce needs today and in the near future.

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3 Creative Friendship Day Craft Ideas For Your PYP Kids

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While most people think of February as the month of love, some places celebrate it as friendship month. And what better way is there to celebrate friendship than by making some heartfelt gifts for your best friends? Working on creative crafts is beneficial to young children at the PYP level. Not only does it engage kids and nurture their creativity, it also improves their fine motor skills and builds confidence.

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