Want Your Kid to Be ...

If you want your kid to grow up to be a successful entrepreneur — or to realize her career dreams at all, whatever they are — the best thing you can do is “take the pressure off,” Barbara Corcoran says. “Ignore what they don’t do well,” the millionaire mom of two...

Children learning languages at age three Oct11

Children learning la...

For years it was thought that teaching foreign languages to children as young as three was futile. Research findings indicate quite the opposite. There are incredible psychological benefits of learning another language. These benefits extend way beyond being able to order a cup of tea...

Building Kid Charact...

The family is the first school of virtue, so make sure you’re schooling your child in the lessons of character. Hundreds of years ago Aristotle, the Greek philosopher, said that the best way to teach character is through example. That premise still stands up today. Kids are great imitators,...

Much Too Early – Formal Education Sep20

Much Too Early ̵...

Children must master the language of things before they master the language of words.” —Friedrich Froebel, Pedagogics of the Kindergarten, 1895 In one sentence, Froebel, father of the kindergarten, expressed the essence of early-childhood education. Children are not born knowing the...

Children Self-esteem

“Teaching children to have healthy self-esteem.” The most important thing to remember about young people’s self-esteem is that healthy self-image is less about self-confidence than it is about accuracy of one’s self-image. As a psychologist who works with children at...

Talking About Children’s Emotion Aug30

Talking About Childr...

When talking about children’s emotions, it is difficult to avoid saying things that are not already commonly known, or even common sense. Advances in the psychology and neuroscience of emotions, however, now offer us a new understanding of the nature of emotion—and of the importance of...

Pre-school stat board to be set up Aug28

Pre-school stat boar...

SINGAPORE – A new statutory board will be set up to oversee pre-school education, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced yesterday in his National Day Rally speech. In addition, the Government will also run a few pre-school centres under a pilot scheme which will test new concepts in...

“FIDGETY” KIDS Aug05

“FIDGETY”...

ARE BOUNCY BALLS THE ANSWER TO “FIDGETY” KIDS? Lets find a way to let children play for hours everyday and break down any barriers that stand in the way. The article, WHY CHILDREN FIDGET: And what we can do about it, captured the attention of millions. This started a heated...