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...
5 Basic Study Skills for Primary 1 to 3 Students
Empowering Kids | Primary (7 - 12) | Study Skills

5 Basic Study Skills for Primary 1 to 3 Students

Want to help your kids to score well in primary school? Here are 5 basic skills parents can foster to ensure that they have a smoother academic path in their future school years. 1) Reading Skills Reading is an essential skill for every subject that your child will study now and later in Secondary school. Other than reading to…

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…

Students Guide To Setting Goals For Academic Success
Empowering Kids | Study Skills

Students Guide To Setting Goals For Academic Success

Successful people set goals that they can achieve. They aim for it, plan a strategy to achieve their goals and work in that general direction. Even if they do not achieve their goals, they are heading in the direction that allows them to enjoy success. Top athletes, successful businesses and inspiring youths like our very…

How Parents Can Inspire Their Kids To Be Top Students
Workshops

How Parents Can Inspire Their Kids To Be Top Students

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to attend a workshop on how parents can help their children excel academically. With two primary school students in the demanding local school system, you bet I want to know how to help them. And when I was told that the speaker would be Alan Yip, I was immediately…

8 Exam Stress Busters For Parents and Kids
Primary (7 - 12) | Secondary (13 - 17)

8 Exam Stress Busters For Parents and Kids

Exams are an inevitable part of our children’s lives. And so is the stress that comes with it. Therefore, developing a strategy to manage the exam period and teaching our kids to be resilient against exam stress are essential skills to empower them for life. Here are some strategies I have adopted that helps me get through…