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Question: What is a good age to start on proper English training?
Question: Is a pre-schooler too young to start on any serious academic (eg. English) enrichment programme as some parents believe we should only start stressing them in primary school? What is a good ...Read More
Lee Sue Lynn
Academic Director, Early YearsThe Learning Lab
Question: What should we look for in deciding which pre-school to send my child to?
Question: My son is turning 3 next year and we are considering sending him to pre-school. What should we look out for in deciding which pre-school to send him to?Answer:As you embark on the journey ...Read More
Question: When should a pre-schooler to be able to read independently on their own?
Question: What should be the appropriate age for a pre-schooler to be able to read independently? Is it advisable to use gadget/ video for teaching them the language?Answer:There really is no defini...Read More
Dean of Programme Research and DevelopmentMindChamps Reading and Writing
Question: Is it 'safe' for my child to only focus on 1 language in a school that offers full Chinese curriculum?
Question: There are schools that advocate full Chinese curriculum. But is it 'safe' to only focus on 1 language in their early years? How do we ensure that the kids are not lacking behind ...Read More
Dean of Research and Programme DevelopmentMindChamps Chinese Pre-School
Question: I understand there are different approaches adopted by preschools. Which is the best for my child?
Many parents may have heard of approaches like Montessori or Reggio Emilia. While both approaches advocate holistic well-rounded education for children in the critical foundation years, let’s e...Read More
Dr. Henry Toi
Dean, Research & DevelopmentMulberry Learning Centre
Question: How can we inject fun and cultivate interest for Mandarin learning and speaking in young children? My 3 year old insists on replying me in English even when I speak to her in Mandarin.
Use it in play and other daily activitiesChildren are born linguistic geniuses and are naturally curious. This perfect combination means that the best way is to expose them constantly to Mandarin usag...Read More
YouLe Mandarin Centre
Question: What is Vedic Math? What are the advantages of a child who has gone through Vedic Math teaching compared to one that does not?
Question: How do I determine which musical instrument should my child pick up? For example, if my child claims he is more keen in learning drum but i prefer him to learn piano instead. Which should i choose as I feel he might not really know what he wants.
Question: My soon-to-be 3 yr old daughter on terrible twos phase is throwing tantrums and crying every morning.
Question: I have a soon-to-be 3 yr old daughter who has been really difficult to manage recently. I understand she might be going through the terrible twos phase and there will be tantrums and crying...Read More
Senior Occupational TherapistMindChamps Allied Care
Question: Is it too early to start my <2 years old to music and movement classes? Is there any benefit to exposure babies or toddlers so early or should I wait till they are older?
It is not too early to start Early Childhood Music and Movement classes for your child, who is under two.“Your child’s brain is a work in progress with trillions of neurons waiting to be w...Read More
Our Music Studio
Question: What is the appropriate age for me to send my child to a adult-accompanied playgroup? Is it just mainly play and not really learning anything?
Question: What is right-brain training? How can it benefit a child's early development? Is it a must to practise at home after lessons and if I don’t have time to, will it be a waste of money to send him for such classes?
What is right-brain training?You have probably heard or read about left or right-brained dominance, where each side of the brain controls different types of thinking.Left BrainThe left brain is the &l...Read More
Heguru Education Centre
Question: What are the benefits for introducing various sports early to young toddlers?
There are many benefits to introducing a variety of sports to young children but the 2 main ones I believe are: It promotes holistic development that is key for the foundation of motor skills and fur...Read More
Ready Steady Go Kids
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