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BEEP ArKIDecture - Built Environment Education Program

BEEP ArKIDecture – Built Environment Education Program

We rarely sign Dot up for her kindergarten enrichment programmes as the timing of the programs are usually held during Dot’s afternoon nap. BEEP ArKIDecture program caught my eyes when I saw the slip of paper in Dot’s file early this year. I googled and found BEEP handbook.  I briefly read through the handbook and it got me...
Raising awareness of print

Raising awareness of print

I was contemplating buying Montessori “moveable alphabets” but I was not willing to part with my dollars for two set of capital and small letters. Then an idea came. I will create my own version of “moveable alphabets” using alphabets cut out off the magazines and flyers. As there are 26 alphabets, I went in...
[Video] Education Re-think: Focus on children's character building

[Video] Education Re-think: Focus on children’s character building

I remembered chatting with a mom, who has three children from three to 13 years old, during lunch about Singapore education system and the attitude of students and parents in our competitive result-driven environment. The stories I heard about a student mentoring another weaker student wrongly on purpose to get a competitive edge, and was...
[Video] A fun way to learn Math using Origami

[Video] A fun way to learn Math using Origami

“Origametria – Using Origami as a Tool to Teach Geometry” is an 8-minute film that introduces a teaching program run by the Israeli Origami Center (IOC). Each week throughout the school year, 10,000 children in 70 schools study ‘Origametria’, taught by 40 specially trained teachers. The film features interviews with School Principals and with teachers...
[Video] Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood

[Video] Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood

I was searching for information about “Consumerism” and I found this video on how advertising and marketers are targeting children as young as infant to entice them to be lifetime consumers. Sadly, I am unaware of this until I watched this video. Sue Palmer in her book ‘Toxic Childhood” also mentioned that behind the TV...
Will this happen to our children?

Will this happen to our children?

On the first day of school, the little boy waved to his mother and turned to run down the bright hallway to class. His teacher smiled and pointed out his desk. “This is going to be great,” he thought. “I love to learn new things.” After a few fun stories, the teacher handed out crayons...
[Video] Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

[Video] Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

“Now our education system is predicated on the idea of academic ability. And there’s a reason. The whole system was invented — around the world, there were no public systems of education, really, before the 19th century.They all came into being to meet the needs of industrialism.So the hierarchy is rooted on two ideas. Number...