Tag: early childhood education


Developing a Cosmopolitan Child – Kiddiwinkie’s Immersion and Cultural Exchange Programme

In today’s landscape of an interconnected global world, developing a cosmopolitan child from a younger age is getting more apparent. As part of Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse’s effort in cultivating cultural awareness and respect in our children, we embarked on a cultural learning experience with our K1 and K2 children from our Newton campus! On 27th April 2018, we had an immersion and
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Project HEART with APSN

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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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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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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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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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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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5 Ways to Foster Independence in Your Child

At the age of two or even three, it may be hard to picture our little ones making their own decisions – what to wear, which activities to do, what to eat. Too much leeway may result in disastrous results, but it is important to give them some independence in their developmental years. So how do we let our children

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日本語クラス@キディーウィンキー Mid-Autumn Celebrations

At Kiddiwinkie Schoolhouse, we offer an eclectic mix of enrichment programmes aimed at boosting left and right brain development. Children will also get to exchange their cultural beliefs and legends through craft activities, story-telling, nursery rhymes and more. Here’s an update by Mai-sensei, our native Japanese teacher from Kiddiwinkie@Grandstand. 【お月見制作―2016年9月15日】 9月15日中秋の名月にむけて、お月見制作を行いました。 「本当にお月様にはうさぎさんが住んでるのかな?」 「おもちを食べにお月様からくるかもしれないよ!」などと 楽しく会話しながら、お月見の可愛い飾りができました! Fancy sending your child to a

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