Raising a child can sometimes be overwhelming. Parents and caregivers need to pay attention to the child’s physical growth and also academic growth to ensure they grow up healthy and smart. From linguistic development to higher-order thinking skills like problem-solving – there’s just so much to keep track of. Continue reading “A Handy Guide To Goal Setting For Your Child In Kindergarten”
It’s the December break again, and time to get into the festivities! However, the learning doesn’t stop here, even as IB schools close for the year end. In fact, the best learning doesn’t feel like learning! Continue reading “Learning Through Play During This IB School Holidays”
From developing physical fitness, coordination, and even teamwork, we all know how sports can be a very beneficial activity for children to participate in. Sports have also been found to be an effective mood-enhancer, with positive effects on one’s mental and emotional health. Continue reading “Can Sports Help To Nurture Creativity In IB Schools?”
Mathematical concepts are all around us, and they don’t all involve complicated concepts. Simple activities like counting and observing sizes can be easily done around the home to pique your child’s interest and confidence in numbers! As math is the foundation to much more difficult science concepts children will learn later on, getting the fundamentals down pat is crucial.
The natural curiosity of children leads them to enjoy exploring and discovering new things every day. Letting them experience a wide range of activities that engage all their senses is a great way to feed their curious little minds!
Children do not come into the world understanding language. It is a skill that has to be developed over time. Every parent wants to make sure that their child is developing healthily. While it’s normal for different children to develop at slightly different rates, there are some milestones to look out for to ensure they are on the right track. When it comes to language and literacy, what are some milestones to keep your eyes peeled for? Continue reading “Literacy Milestones To Mark: Birth To Primary School Age”
Communicating effectively is a life skill that we all need. It is rewarding and satisfying when a parent sees their child speaking to others or in front of a big audience confidently. Children who are confident speaking with others can also enhance their learning by gaining information through everyday interactions and experiences with their family, friends and other adults.
Reading has plenty of benefits for children, the most obvious of which are for language development. However, reading also has a huge benefit of sparking your child’s imagination and creativity. This is a reason why the IB PYP makes it a point to teach and inspire all their students to pick up reading. As Einstein famously said, ‘imagination points to all we might yet discover and create’ – showing just how vital imagination is to innovation, discovery, and problem-solving!
Are you running out of crafty ideas for your art-driven little one? Looking to the seasons can help you get some brilliant new creative ideas for art projects! As the fall season approaches (in the Northern hemisphere, at least!), let’s get crafty with some autumn-inspired art projects!