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...

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...

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...

Kindergartens Education Jun18

Kindergartens Educat...

Kindergartens are ‘schools’ that provide a structured 3-year pre-school education programme for children aged 4 to 61. The 3-year programme consists of Nursery, Kindergarten 1 and Kindergarten 2. Kindergartens function daily, five days a week, with schooling hours ranging from 3 hours to 4...