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- How to Help Children Develop Spatial Reasoning SkillsSpatial reasoning skills are important. Sure. We know that. They also help children do better in maths. In a recent study, researchers found that babies’ spatial reasoning predicts later math skills: Spatial reasoning measured in infancy predicts how children do at math at four years of age, finds a new study. It provides the earliest documented […]
- Bibliotherapy and Philosophical Discussions Through StoriesSome time back, there was a workshop at our school on bibliotherapy and how we can use it with our children. It resonated with me especially since I have an avid reader in the house with whom I sometimes have difficulties talking to about certain issues. Even before this workshop we have been using bibliotherapy […]
- DIY Video Project: The Story of the Hokkien New YearFor Chinese New Year this year, I wanted the kids to learn more about their Hokkien heritage. One of the stories I shared with them was about the Hokkien New Year. Unlike the Story of the Chinese Zodiac and the Legend of Nian, there aren’t any youtube videos about why the Hokkiens celebrate Bai Ti Kong […]
- Innovating Education: The Large-Scale Enquiry ProgramThere is an annual event at school called The Large-Scale Enquiry Program. In previous years, I had given it almost no mind because it did not involve my kids directly. This is the first year that G1 has participated in the main large-scale enquiry (years 3 and 4 have their own “mini” large-scale enquiry – if […]
- Science Week Activity: Design and Build a Ping Pong LauncherIt’s Science Week at school and the boys were given an optional science project to work on: make a ping pong launcher. Seizing the opportunity for a bit of father-son bonding, I handed the task over to Dad to guide the boys through their design process and construction of the launcher. Create a Ping Pong Launcher The […]
For the parents who are still on the early learning journey or about to embark upon it, I thought I should share this... Positive Emotions Help Infants Remember Early learning experts - Doman, … [Read More...]
I have been following the work of Carol Dweck since I first read about her on New Scientist way back in 2008. A lot has happened since then, and we have learned a lot more about the Growth Mindset … [Read More...]
I was honoured to be interviewed by The Star Education to talk about the importance of early childhood education. The article appeared in the papers today (click the link to read the online … [Read More...]
Dan Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, has a new (well, perhaps not so new) book on focus that caught my attention some time back. I was particularly interested because we have always been a … [Read More...]
Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think. - Albert Einstein. Education is no longer just about teaching children the 3 R's and a handful of random subjects. Aside … [Read More...]