Experiences@Kiddiwinkie

28
Feb

3 Signs Your Child is Ready to be Potty-Trained

In this age and time, there are too many differing views about when is the right time for a child to stop wearing diapers.   As parents, we long to know the “right” age for our child to progress to this next stage of his or her development. After all, we cannot wait to be free from the hassle of

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14
Feb

[INFOGRAPHIC] Active Kids, Better Thinkers!

Today’s children are sitting a lot more than ever. Even worse, they spend lesser time in participating in physical activities than any previous generation. This is bad news. Experts from KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital have stated that basic motor skills lay the foundation for early learning and language development. So, why are children moving less? Studies show that parents

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31
Jan

Ask an Expert : Parents of Resilient Kids Avoid Doing These 4 Things

You may have heard of the term “strawberry generation” being used a lot. For the uninitiated, it refers to a generation of youths who “bruise easily”,  unable to withstand social pressure or work as hard as their parents’ generation. In recent years, parents have been called out for raising a generation of entitled children, ill-equipped to cope with the harsh

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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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