What Your Child Needs To Know Before Entering Primary One
Education | Empowering Kids | Learning Skills | Preschool (2 - 6)

What Your Child Needs To Know Before Entering Primary One

Entering Primary One is a milestone for your child's academic journey. Here are some of the skills and abilities your child needs to adapt to his/her education in primary school. 1. Reading and Comprehension Skills Your child should know the alphabets, and be able to identify common sight vocabulary words. Know his phonics and be...
Criteria To Choosing The RIGHT Primary School For Your Child
Education | Engaging Parents | Preschool (2 - 6) | Primary (7 - 12)

Criteria To Choosing The RIGHT Primary School For Your Child

Location, proximity to home, and the reputation of the school are some of the criteria parents look at before they decide on the primary school to register their child in formal education. Other criteria that determine a primary school include the entry criteria such as if the entering child has any older siblings already studying…

International School vs Local Primary School: Which is better?
Education | Engaging Parents | Featured Slider | Singapore Schools

International School vs Local Primary School: Which is better?

When it comes to education in Singapore, parents have a plethora of choices. They can choose to place their children in local schools or international schools (if they meet the criteria). Singaporean kids can enroll in international preschools. However, they are not eligible to enter International schools during their formative studies (primary school) unless they…

Home-based Learning Kit for Parents (Primary & Secondary Students)
Education | Secondary (13 - 17) | Singapore Schools

Home-based Learning Kit for Parents (Primary & Secondary Students)

Here are some quick tips from the Ministry of Education (MOE) to support your children in their home-based learning (HBL) and how you can guide them through this circuit breaker period. 1. Set-up Conducive Learning Space Many secondary school students would have a dedicated study table at this age. However, there are some teenagers who…

11 Introduction Ideas to Begin Your English Compositions
Education | Empowering Kids | Primary (7 - 12) | Study Skills

11 Introduction Ideas to Begin Your English Compositions

A compelling start to your story grabs your reader’s attention. The readers in this instance, are most likely your school teachers. Having read hundreds, if not thousands of primary school compositions, the ability to still arrest your school teachers’ attention gives your composition an edge in grades over your peers. Your introduction should be interesting….

English: How To Ace In Oral Exams
Education | Primary (7 - 12) | Secondary (13 - 17) | Study Skills

English: How To Ace In Oral Exams

Of all the examinations your child has to take, English Oral is the easiest one to ace. Kids who come from families with a strong English background have a strong advantage here. English Oral makes up 25% of the total English marks. It takes the least amount of prep time and is probably the easiest…

A Parent’s Guide. Preparing Your Child To Enter Primary School
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A Parent’s Guide. Preparing Your Child To Enter Primary School

It's a milestone moment when your child reach the age to enter formal school — Primary One. Many parents have a lot of questions such as "which primary school is the right one?" or "What are the criteria to consider in choosing a school?" We get it. That's why we put together this comprehensive Parent's Guide...
Parent Your Child. Raise Them Well.
Education | Empowering Kids

Parent Your Child. Raise Them Well.

I get very tensed this time of the year (Sep/Oct). Not because it is the exam period, but because in circulation are a lot of publications and National televised programs warning us parents NOT to stress our children and pointing an accusing finger at us for causing insurmountable unhappiness to our kids’ childhood years. Every year…

National Geographic LIVE! with Tristram Stuart
Education | Giveaways | Reviews by Us

National Geographic LIVE! with Tristram Stuart

I am a firm believer that education should not be confined to a classroom. We visit museums and art galleries to educate our kids on the finer things in life. We travel widely and regularly to expose them to cultures from a wider world, and we highlight issues and social norms that may affect their…

DIY VIDEO: How to make Fluffy Slime at home!
Education | Empowering Kids | Kids Say

DIY VIDEO: How to make Fluffy Slime at home!

Hello there, so if you have primary school-age kids, you will know that there is an ongoing trend on DIY slime. My 10-year-old got into the slime action and was actively experimenting and making different types of slime – Fluffy Slime, Glitter Slime, Clear Slime, basically any kind of slime you can think of. What…

PSLE Mindset For Academic Success
Education | PSLE

PSLE Mindset For Academic Success

When I went through PSLE with my Son last year, one of our biggest struggles was the mindset. I wanted my son to have a good attitude about learning. I wanted him to study diligently and do his work properly. I wanted him to choose studies over digital gaming. In other words, I wanted a…

PSLE: How To Score A-star in Composition Writing
Education | Primary (7 - 12) | PSLE | Study Skills

PSLE: How To Score A-star in Composition Writing

“Scoring an ‘A’ or ‘A*’ in his/her composition writing is achievable,” says my son’s English form teacher at the beginning of PSLE year (2016). The skeptic in me though was not convinced. While English has always been my son’s strongest subject, he still struggles with composition and hovers in the above average marks. Having a…

Kids Share About Study Stress In Singapore Schools
Education | Empowering Kids | Kids Say

Kids Share About Study Stress In Singapore Schools

Singapore education is tough on their students. Elizabeth Knight-Hassell, who has lived here most of her life with her British citizens parents, attended and graduated from an elite Singapore primary school. She is currently attending an International School in Singapore.  In the first year at the International School, she was tasked to write a reflective...
Singapore Science Center: The Human Body Experience, Robotics & More
Education | Fun With Kids | Reviews by Us

Singapore Science Center: The Human Body Experience, Robotics & More

The kids just could not get enough of this exhibit. The kids could not wait to enter the exhibit but there is also that tingling feeling of uncertainty about what they will find inside “the body”. What a marvelous way to stimulate their curiosity to learn!!!   The Human Body Experience (HBX) is a walk-through attraction that…

Wild in Singapore
Education | Preschool (2 - 6)

Wild in Singapore

We have civets, pangolins and wild boars running wild in Singapore?! We have wildlife here? Ok, at the expense of sounding really daft – I didn’t know THAT! I was not even aware that Singapore has an organization that champions the welfare of the wildlife!! That’s fantastic! So, here’s how I found out… In line with their…