Compared to other curricular activities in school, parents do not typically place sports in a place of importance in the development of children. It is traditionally regarded as just a fun hobby for kids to spend their energy, but with little practical value.
Picking the best school for your child can be daunting, especially when there are so many different international schools in Singapore. This is a crucial decision as it has a significant influence on your child’s education and the type of person they will grow up to be.
Language development is one of the key indicators of a child’s cognitive growth. With the known benefits of bilingualism and multilingualism – increased career opportunities, enhanced executive functions, and delayed dementia onset, to name a few – more parents are beginning to take their child’s language education seriously, rather than leaving it to chance.
For all of human history, music has been an integral part. And scholars have found that music is not just an important part of culture, but also has positive impacts on cognitive development! Continue reading “Kindergarten Music Activities For Charging Up Kid’s Brains”
Have you heard of a makerspace? A makerspace is a dedicated space equipped with tools and materials, with the aim of promoting hands-on learning. In recent years, more makerspaces have popped up in schools and community spaces to spread a culture of making, innovation, and even entrepreneurship.
Knowing how to think critically is an essential 21st-century skill. Especially in a time where falsehoods readily disguise as news, even young students need to be discerning about what they see, read, and believe.
With increased time spent at home, parents may feel an additional pressure to constantly plan and do activities with their kids to keep them occupied. However, for parents also juggling their work-from-home responsibilities, there’s good news: sometimes having no activity is better than having too many!
When we think of arts and creativity, we often think of arts and crafts. But what about all those whacky stories your child tells and the funny poems they write? Don’t forget, language arts is also a wonderful medium for creativity!
The very essence of STEAM learning is its hands-on, projects-based approach to learning. The multidisciplinary nature is also widely regarded as more relatable and relevant to real-world applications of these subjects.
In this digital day and age, digital literacy is gaining prominence as an essential skill. At the same time, educators have long recognised the benefits that the arts have on children’s development. Naturally, the next question is, why are not more people putting the two together?