Experiences@Kiddiwinkie

16
Jan

Ask an Expert : 6 Tips to Help Your Child Make Friends

For a young child, it can be a daunting experience the first time he enters preschool or childcare. In the “strange”, new environment, having friends in school can provide comfort and moral support. In the long run, these friendships can also help in boosting your child’s self-esteem. But what if your ‘shy’ or reluctant child has some difficulty making friends? Consider

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29
Dec

Learning through Experiences – 4 Ways to Support Your Child’s Brain Development

Parents and teachers are often being bombarded with many different interpretations on brain development studies. Recent media is full of news about the importance of early stimulations to get children to have a good head start in in life. Many entrepreneurs also have jumped on to this wagon offering various gadgets or educational systems to churn babies into the smartest ones

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27
Dec

Ask an Expert : 4 Ways to Help Pre-schoolers Cope with Separation Anxiety

The first days at pre-school not only can be met with great excitement and joy, but also with full of tears, screams and outbursts. This might be due to the changes in the child’s daily routine can be rather scary for the little ones and their worried parents.   Why do Children Experience Separation Anxiety? Children become emotionally distressed when the

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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

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