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Nurturing a sense of wonder in preschool child

Nurturing a sense of wonder in preschool child

How can we nurture a sense of wonder in our preschool child? As parents, it’s important to understand why the sense of wonder is so critical and important in a child’s life; and to revive the delight in the mysteries and beauty of nature. “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of...
[Video] How a boy became an artist

[Video] How a boy became an artist

When Jarrett J. Krosoczka was a kid, he didn’t play sports, but he loved art. He paints the funny and touching story of a little boy who pursued a simple passion: to draw and write stories. With the help of a supporting cast of family and teachers, our protagonist grew up to become the successful...
[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...
Why children need nature

Why children need nature

More than a week ago, we went to Botanic Garden for a stroll and Dot tried climbing a big Tembusu tree but failed at her first attempt. She is not discouraged. She saw a smaller tree yesterday and said that she wanted to climb. I replied her,”This tree is too small. If you climb on...
[Video] A family that plays together stays together

[Video] A family that plays together stays together

So often we belittle a child’s playtime and think that it is a waste of time. Do you know that play is very important to a child’s development and even to our family well-being? Kerala Taylor mentioned in her post that making time for family play is critical to family well-being. Playing with your kids...
[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...