Early Education

Books for your growing child By Health Promotion Board ©HealthHub

Books for your growing child (Toddler and Preschooler)

Books for your growing child (Toddler and Preschooler)

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Reading is a passion and an ability that is developed over a lifetime – beginning at birth and carrying on throughout our lives. We have put together 9 tips which can help to inspire early literacy, starting from the youngest months and proceeding to the school years.

Parenting Tips: 9 Reading Strategies For Children

Reading is a passion and an ability that is developed over a lifetime – beginning at birth and carrying on throughout our lives. We have put together 9 tips which can help to inspire early literacy, starting from the youngest months and proceeding to the school years.

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Learning Math is critical for young children. It gives them the confidence to explore and develop an understanding of the world around them. When we put Math concepts to good use in everyday life, children appreciate the relevance of Math. Integrating Math into your child’s life will make learning so much more fun and effortless.

Mathematics Concepts: How Do Children Develop An Understanding?

Learning Math is critical for young children. It gives them the confidence to explore and develop an understanding of the world around them. When we put Math concepts to good use in everyday life, children appreciate the relevance of Math. Integrating Math into your child’s life will make learning so much more fun and effortless.

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With the advent of Web 2.0, technology is the new pen and paper. Gone are the days when Information and Communications Technology (ICT) was a stand-alone subject. Today, ICT is integrated across all disciplines and subjects. Using technology, students can now connect with peers and experts in the field, research and uncover different layers of information. The possibilities and opportunities are endless.

What Does Digital Literacy Mean?

With the advent of Web 2.0, technology is the new pen and paper. Gone are the days when Information and Communications Technology (ICT) was a stand-alone subject. Today, ICT is integrated across all disciplines and subjects. Using technology, students can now connect with peers and experts in the field, research and uncover different layers of information. The possibilities and opportunities are endless.

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Children enjoy the physical sensation of paint dragging across the canvas or squishing clay with their fingers. Are these activities valuable, even if they do not turn into a polished ‘finished’ product? Parents and teachers might find only a ‘finished’ product the proof of ‘successful’ learning. Considering a young child from a developmental perspective, might we expect too much ‘product’ too soon and simultaneously expect too little ‘process’ at all ages? Exactly how does a caring parent or teacher foster creativity and experimentation within a child?

Fostering Creativity: Valuing Process Over Product

Children enjoy the physical sensation of paint dragging across the canvas or squishing clay with their fingers. Are these activities valuable, even if they do not turn into a polished ‘finished’ product? Parents and teachers might find only a ‘finished’ product the proof of ‘successful’ learning. Considering a young child from a developmental perspective, might we expect too much ‘product’ too soon and simultaneously expect too little ‘process’ at all ages? Exactly how does a caring parent or teacher foster creativity and experimentation within a child?

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Conversations between a child and a teacher are common in preschools that use the inquiry-based learning approach. Children are encouraged to question facts, explore possibilities, voice their opinions and initiate investigations. Teachers trained professionally in this approach are skilled in helping your child develop competencies such as oracy and literacy skills, general knowledge, critical thinking skills and the ability to apply concepts. These will be useful when he transits to primary school.

Is Your Child Ready For Primary School?

Conversations between a child and a teacher are common in preschools that use the inquiry-based learning approach. Children are encouraged to question facts, explore possibilities, voice their opinions and initiate investigations. Teachers trained professionally in this approach are skilled in helping your child develop competencies such as oracy and literacy skills, general knowledge, critical thinking skills and the ability to apply concepts. These will be useful when he transits to primary school.

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