Social Media Week – Growing Up On Facebook
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Social Media Week – Growing Up On Facebook

Are we putting too much information about our children online, thereby placing them in harm’s way in their future?  As proud parents, we can’t wait to share our pride and joy in our offspring with the world. Every cutesy picture of them is posted on Facebook. We document their growth progress and share about their…

Published In Today: School Traffic Woes For Parents
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Published In Today: School Traffic Woes For Parents

Parents who does the school run — drop off and pick up — daily will understand the frustrations of navigating their vehicles through tight spots and trying to stay patient in the queue before some idiot decides to cut in and all hell breaks loose. These scenarios are particularly prevalent on the first days of…

Review: Bring Out The Word Winder Wizard In You
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Review: Bring Out The Word Winder Wizard In You

Have you played Word Winder? The phenomenal word game that has taken America by storm! Developed by the world’s most syndicated wordgame creator, David L. Hoyt, Word Winder appeals to everyone over eight years old. A game veteran with 15 years in the word game industry, Hoyt said that Word Winder caters to different levels and…

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Toys That Encourage Enthusiastic Learning

Toys aren’t just for playing these days. Make your money go the distance by buying toys that encourage enthusiastic learning. Toy expert, Mr. Anthony Frangos, Commercial Director of Mattel North Southeast Asia tell us how. Providing baby with plenty of well-chosen toys, especially ones that encourage activity and exploration is a good way to reward…

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All I Really Need To Know I Learned In Kindergarten

Remember what you learnt at SIX years old! All you need to know about HOW to live and WHAT to do in life, you’ve learnt in kindergarten! Share everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don’t take things that aren’t yours. Say you’re sorry when…

Chinese Kindergarten: Two by Two Schoolhouse
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Chinese Kindergarten: Two by Two Schoolhouse

Today the kids at Two by Two Schoolhouse, a mandarin-based kindergarten in the East Coast of Singapore where my daughter attends, said goodbye to their school at Jalan Saudara Ku. But its a happy goodbye as the kids, teachers, and staff officially moved into their new and bigger premise at Eastgate ( 46 East Coast Rd, #01-03). The…

Schools offering Integrated Programme in Singapore
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Schools offering Integrated Programme in Singapore

The Integrated Programmes (IP) have been implemented since the beginning of 2004 to provide clearly university-bound pupils a seamless secondary and junior college enriched education. The pupils proceed directly to the GCE ‘A’-Levels (or its equivalent, such as the International Baccalaureate or school-based diploma) without the need to take the GCE ‘O’-Level Examination. The time…

Asian Values: Modelling Respect For His Students
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Asian Values: Modelling Respect For His Students

In our Chinese custom, respect for your elders trumps most other values. Hence, I was not surprised when we enroll our son in a local Chinese school, the first thing the school principal taught the newly accepted primary one students during orientation was to bow in respect whenever they see an adult, be they teachers, principals or…