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What is Montessori? 10 facts about this teaching method every Singapore parent should know

Montessori is a revolutionary teaching method. Named after Dr Maria Montessori, who pioneered the approach in 1907 to teach poor kids in Rome, Montessori is a familiar one to Singaporeans. But if you’re planning to enrol Junior in a Montessori preschool, read on to find out what it’s really about. Montessori was allowed to work […]

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Dining out with toddler: 9 ways to get him to behave without tablets and phones

As soon as you arrive at the restaurant, your little one gets fidgety and tears up the menu. Or perhaps you’re only halfway through your plate of nasi biryani before he flings his sippy cup at an unlucky diner. He can’t quite grasp the concept of having to sit and wait (any duration is always […]

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6 indoor playgrounds in Singapore that your toddler will love

eXplorerkid Teeny toddler or almost-teen, this highly tactile indoor playground is something every kid can enjoy. Wade around in the lit ball pit where the balls seem to take on changing hues and colours, or get them going at the toddler play area, with playhouses, mini slides and more. Got bigger kids? Challenge them to […]

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47 enrichment classes in Singapore for babies, preschoolers and primary school kids

There are so many enrichment classes for Singapore kids, where do you start? Here, we round up 47 great enrichment classes for babies, toddler, preschoolers and kids in primary school. Enrichment classes for babies up to 18 months old Babies respond to stimulation, so keep them entertained with creative enrichment classes that provide a great […]

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10 ways to raise an independent child

Your child starts to learn only when you learn to let go. That’s why independence is one of the greatest skills a parent can teach her child. Here’s how to raise an independent child. Related: This is how Wendy Jacobs raised her 5 kids to be happy and independent This can be done by helping […]

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Marriage after kids: 10 ways to make your relationship stronger

10 ways to make your marriage stronger after having children Fun The very thought of having to arrange a babysitter or getting the kids off to bed at a reasonable hour is enough to make you both decide to stay at home. But go out and have a date anyway, because you are a couple […]

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How can technology help your child’s future?

Find out how technology influences your preschooler, and how you can help them flourish in a tech-driven world at the British Council’s early childhood seminar, Raising the Future: The Tech Generation. Technology has affected every aspect of our lives, from how our brains develop and how we communicate with each other, to how our education […]

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Andie Chen: lack of sleep is preventing me from having baby No. 3

He’s one of the most sought-after star in the Singapore entertainment scene, but actor, Andie Chen, is known for more than his acting chops these days. The 33-year-old father of two is widely perceived as being a caring husband to wife, Kate Pang, and doting dad to their bundles of joy: Aden and Avery. What’s […]

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Best ways to use red packets to teach your kids about money

How are your kids spending their hongbao, or ang pow, money? This is every parent’s golden opportunity to educate them on money matters. Older children and teens will often be tempted to go on a spending frenzy with all that extra cash, but it makes more sense to plan ahead on how you can sock […]

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Not letting kids fail, and other mistakes that parents make without knowing

Katherine Reynolds Lewis, 45, wrote an article about school discipline, What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?, for American news magazine Mother Jones, which went viral. Last year, she published her first book, The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever And What to Do About It . […]

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