It’s natural to associate outdoor sensory play with the younger ones, but don’t forget, your older primary school kids also need time to explore the outdoors. So this holiday, get them involved in these outdoor play ideas to stimulate their senses and minds! Getting them outside is a great way to expand their horizons, even if they’ve reached the 1st grade age.
Every parent wants the best for their child. However, there’s a fine line between being protective and offering your children the space to develop confidence. It can be a tall task to figure out if your parenting methods are sufficient for your child.
But fret not; IB schools have seen the value in confidence and are here to journey with your children as they become the leaders of tomorrow. Here’s a glimpse at how international schools are shaping their students to express their thoughts with confidence.
Language learning is more than memorising words and grammar rules. Children learn best when they don’t feel like they are studying! But learning a second language is easier said than done – it’s not as easy as just picking up one’s native tongue. That’s why we’ve compiled some ideas and tips for the best ways to make language learning fun for your little ones, from your little tyke to a growing teen.
The best toys are free… don’t believe it? Then you haven’t seen children with cardboard boxes! These packaging materials that come with your parcels can keep children entertained for hours while working their hands and imagination. Dive into some of these hands-on activities to make full use of these recyclable gems!
From remote learning to family zoom gatherings, kids spend more time on digital devices than ever before. But should this be a cause for concern? How can you better manage your child’s screen time? Here are some things to think about.
If you’re thinking of scheduling a playdate for your children with your friend’s little ones, you may want to go ahead and plan for a few more. According to early childhood educators, these playdates are beneficial to your child’s social development – in more ways than you think! Here’s a look at the ways playdates shape your child and how you can maximise these precious moments.
Did you know that performing an act of service is a form of love language? Especially for some fathers who aren’t as chatty, the best way your child can express love for him is through acts of service. No matter your child’s age, these activities can be scaled up or down to fit your IB PYP or Primary School child.
Did you know that the holidays are the best time to get your child to fall in love with learning? More specifically, it’s an excellent time for your child to develop skills under STEAM education. STEAM is learning in a real-world context, so it’s best discovered in real-life household items! Here are three simple but fun STEAM activities for you to do as a family.
Children are known to be able to express themselves freely. And that’s why children are so loved; for their child-like innocence. But, how do you get your PYP child to move from just expressions to crafting personal opinions?
Having a voice can be tough for children in this age group and without a doubt, it does take time to develop such soft skills. So let’s take a look at how you can help streamline their thoughts and provide them with that extra boost!
Outdoor time is so much more than getting dirt on your child’s clothes. Outdoor time that is well-spent provides your child with rich and authentic experiences! In fact, when children can apply the knowledge they’ve learnt indoors to real-world situations outdoors, you’d know that they have learnt something valuable. Recognising the value of the outdoors, here’s a quick look at how many IB schools in Singapore have been keeping young minds active, even outside of the classroom!