Experiences@Kiddiwinkie

16
Oct

Ask an Expert: 5 Tips to Raising a Healthy Eater

Feeding toddlers and preschoolers is not an easy task. Whether you are handling a picky eater, or simply just pressed for time, making sure that your toddler eats healthy meals can be a challenge. Sometimes, mealtimes might even end in a verbal food fight! Of course, we as parents are concerned. After all, with the rising levels of diabetes among

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12
Sep

Ask an Expert: 4 Ways to Handle Your Pre-schooler’s Meltdown

Often, tantrums are caused by your child’s overwhelming emotions, and his inability to control them or express them verbally. Although tantrums and meltdowns might be the stuff of nightmares for every parent, take heart that it is normal for pre-schooler to act up at this age. The question is, how do we as parents help to curb and control emotional

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2
Aug

Ask an Expert: 5 Soft Skills Your Preschooler Needs for the 21st Century

Educators have the challenging task of teaching students the relevant skills needed to solve future challenges. But as much as professional skills may be important, soft skills, which can be adapted and refined over the years, must be introduced to the children from young. These soft skills, also known as core skills or employability skills, are traits that can be

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22
Jun

Ask an Expert: Books that Excite and Delight!

In Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse’s literacy based curriculum, our curriculum team takes pride in carefully selecting books in our centres’ libraries. To us, books are sources of discovery and wonder.  That’s why reading comes alive in our classes.  Our interactive story-telling activities encourages the children to ask questions. What would they have done instead of what Character A did? What do you

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6
Feb

Learning Through Play

New-aged parents believe learning through play during the early years is more meaningful than simply sitting in the classroom! With the common goal to interest, engage and challenge your child, here are some bonding play activities mummies can do with their little one. Water Play   Pour, squirt and stir – these are opportunities for your child to hone his/her

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26
Jan

Fun All Day with Sensory Play

“What good can sensory play bring to my child?” you might ask. For starters, how about developing problem solving skills?  Also impacting values like cooperation and turn-taking? Since sensory play not only engages a child’s natural curiosity and imagination, it also includes the use of all five senses to create new discovery experiences for them. It gets better. The hands-on,

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6
Jan

Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse – “Refer-a-Friend” Scheme

12
Dec

Ask the Expert: The Benefits of Infant Massage

It is a puzzling sight indeed – your newborn cries when you lay him down, but smiles when you pick him up. “Why is that so?” you may ask. Since touch is the primary non – verbal communication received by a newborn, it enhances the interaction between parent and child by fostering mutual trust and understanding. Most new parents might

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9
Dec

12 Gifts Under $30!

With new toys on the shelves every season, which good play-value toys will make a great gift this Christmas?  Good play-value toys teach children new skills that are unique to their individuality. Such toys can be used in a variety of ways to ignite your child’s imagination through exploration. One example of a good play-value toy is open-ended toys. They

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30
Nov

Ask an Expert: Raising a Confident Child

A child’s early years are the most crucial period in developing confidence. Studies have shown that a child who lacks confidence will be reluctant to try new or challenging things because they are scared of failing or disappointing others. This fear can result in holding them back later in life, potentially preventing them from having a successful career. So, how

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