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3 Simple Art & Crafts Your Child Can Do At Home!

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  Arts and Crafts are a great way to keep children entertained. Besides keeping them engaged on their art projects, they are exercising their creativities and learning how to think outside the box. At the same time, they are building their fine motor skills and bilateral coordination. Each time they complete a project, they will feel a sense of accomplishment and this will give them the encouragement and confidence to start a new and slightly more difficult project in the future. We will share with you 3 simple arts and crafts projects you can do with your child that only need less than 5 items/ingredients. 1. Homemade Play Dough Ingredients: - 1/2 cup cornstarch - 1 cup baking soda - 3/4 cup water - optional 2-3 drops of essential oil - optional food colouring Method: 1. Mix the cornstarch, baking soda, water and stir in a saucepan. 2. Place your saucepan on the stove top and turn your heat to medium. 3. Continue stirring the mix constantly. It will start to bubble slightly and that’s

[Primary] Sample Composition: Being Considerate

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  Write a composition of at least 150 words about being considerate . The Pictures are provided to help you think about this topic. Your composition should be based on one or more of these pictures. Consider the following points when you plan your composition: -  How were you being considerate? -  What effect did your consideration have? You may use the points in any order and include other relevant points as well.  Being Considerate – Picture (Tray Return Station) “Molly! Quick! I found us some seats!” screeched Alina. I made a beeline towards her and quickly settled down on to my seat. We both smiled in relief thanking our lucky stars that we managed to get two seats in the crowded food court during lunch time. My stomach grumbled loudly causing Alina to stare at me. I gave her a sheepish smile before heading towards the noodle stall. I

7 Tips to Prepare Your Child for Primary School

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  It’s a whole new adventure for the next six years of their lives. Here are some tips on how you can get your child comfortably settled into Primary 1.   1. Set up a new timetable at home. The best preparation work will start from home. Do create and seize opportunities for your child to cultivate good habits that would help your child ease into P1. You can do this by drafting out a timetable that matches school hours. Explain the daily routines to them and do allocate time for various activities such as reading, having meals, playing games, etc. A timetable would teach your child to prioritize and manage their time. Keep to a regular routine so that they can get used to it and feel comfort. Also, do cut down on the nap time that coincides with the school hours and put your child to  sleep early  every night. Hence by the time Primary 1 officially starts, your child should be able to wake up early and start off the day with a healthy breakfast.     2. Talk about making new friends.

The Importance of Daily Routine

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      (Photo by  Benjamin Manley  on  Unsplash ) “Bath time!” screamed a mum. “NO! I don’t want to!” a child screeched. “Come on. Hurry up. I need to prepare dinner. Please get in the bathroom!” begged the mum. “No! No baths! I want to play!” the child ran away from the mum and escaped into another room. Sounds familiar? Do you have trouble getting your child to eat, bath or sleep at the right time? Is your child’s schedule all over the place that half the time you are not sure what they supposed to be doing? Then it is time to establish some ground rules to maintain normalcy and sanity into the household. Why Daily Routine is Important? Routine help children develop a sense of stability and order. It creates a calmer household as a whole because the child and the other family members in the household need to know what to expect throughout the day. With a routine, a child will learn over time how to do simple things like brushing teeth. Your child w

3 Fine Motor Skill Activities For Your Young Ones

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Does your child still have problems grasping a pencil or moving objects with their fingertips? We have 3 creative and interesting activities you can do with your child to develop their fine motor skills. 1.        Playing with play-doh (or homemade dough) Remember those times that you used to create hamburgers or houses with your play-doh? Yes? While you playing around with your play-doh, you were actually improving your motor skills. And it works just the same for your child. Encourage your child to squeeze, pinch and stretch the play-doh. Roll the play-doh into worms or press them down till the play-doh is as flat as a pancake. Use a plastic knife or child safe scissors and cut the worms or pancakes into little pieces. This is a fun activity that you can do with your child. 2.        Painting Painting helps your child with their eye coordination and manual dexterity. Painting with a brush will teach them how to hold a brush in a steady and controlled man