CHILD DEVELOPMENT

5 Fun & Effective Ways to Introduce Chinese

Updated: Mar 20 Studies into brain growth and early language development – a fascinating and complex process – indicate that how an infant acquires language is dependent on the early neural connections (synapses) that are stimulated through responsive interaction with others, ideally during the first two years of life. The most effective learning occurs when these …

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Why My Kids Attend 11 Classes A Week (But I Am Not A “Tiger Mum”)

Updated: Mar 21 That’s right. My two kids – Emma (4) and Eliel (2) have their week packed with activities, which makes this stay-at-home-mom, ironically, never at home. Emma, being the older of the two and overachieving firstborn, goes to the bulk of the classes (8 at last count), while the toddler does 3 classes (and …

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Absolute ways to Drain your Kids’ Excess Energies

Updated: Mar 20 Exposing kids to new sport/hobby/skill can help to stimulate their brain and learning. Not only that, it can also drain their excess energies (life-saver!). Other than the usual popular non-academic classes that most kids attend, why not allow your child to try out some of the less common but equally fun activities? Here are some of …

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Understanding of Early Childhood Cognition & Language Development

Updated: Mar 20 The ability to learn to talk and use language is an amazing and complex process. But what particular needs do young children have when it comes to learning a second language? In order to determine this, we need to look at brain growth and early language development. What happens in the brain while …

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How to decide – Private VS Group Sport Coaching

Updated: Mar 20 Every parent is driven to give his/her child the best he/she can. Parents often wonder if group or private lesson would benefit the child most in learning and progress of a competitive sport. As a veteran sport coach, I believe the general idealology of developing young sports talents is to integrate the child’s sporting enthusiasm and educational demands into his/her …

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How can Extra-curricular Classes be Good?

Updated: Mar 20 October 11, 2018 / Parent & Child When it concerns extra-curricular activities, there are often 2 schools of thought. Some feel it is not necessary and does more harm than good. An article written by Olivia Goldhill, claims that Psychologists and child development experts suggest that over-scheduling children is unnecessary and could ultimately …

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