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4 ways to instil Perseverance

September 7, 2021

Perseverance plays a crucial role in building the children’s character, which helps them overcome obstacles and keeps them moving towards their goals no matter how difficult they are.   Here are four ways to encourage young children to keep on trying.   1 Show respect for children’s struggles. Parents can show respect for children’s struggles…

3 tips for solving word problems

August 3, 2021

Word problems in mathematics can be tricky because they require children to read and comprehend the text of the problem, identify what math operation to use, and then do the calculations correctly.   Here are three quick tips to guide your children solve word problems.   1 Mark up the problem Get your children to…

5 Tips on Raising Readers

July 23, 2021

Reading plays an integral part in education and helps children to grow mentally and emotionally. Every book provides children with an opportunity to build empathy, lengthen their attention span, think critically, inspire their creativity, and spark curiosity.   Here are five tips for raising a child who loves to read.   1. Visit the library…

Advanced Student Medal

June 4, 2021

We cannot emphasise enough that the key to successfully achieving the end goal is to acknowledge and celebrate the small goals along the way. Acknowledging your children’s small wins give them a feeling of pride and happiness. It motivates them to move on the right path, gives them extra strength to soldier on and reach…

Four Steps for Effective Goal Setting

May 23, 2021

Goal setting is critical for developing resilience in your child. It promotes a “can-do” attitude and consequently forms a powerful lifelong habit.   Here are four steps to help your child set effective goals, track progress, and stay motivated in the process.   1 Let your child choose his or her “big goal”. Instead of pushing your…

Home Learning with Kumon

April 4, 2021

Here are some suggestions to support your children’s home learning with Kumon on their journey to becoming independent lifelong learners.   Setting a ‘Kumon Time’ Each Day Create a new routine by looking at your family’s weekly schedule and decide when a ‘Kumon Time’ will be. You can set a ‘Kumon Time’ around an everyday…

4 tips to improve reading comprehension

March 14, 2021

Reading comprehension goes far beyond schooling and remains one of the essential skills to develop in your children.   Children with strong comprehension can deduce what they read by combining reading with thinking and reasoning. It takes practice, time, and patience to develop reading comprehension skills.    Use these four tips to help your children improve…

Zoom Meeting Etiquette for Kids

February 5, 2021

A combination of classroom-based and online learning is the mainstay for the foreseeable future and perhaps beyond. While our children are using video conferencing platforms such as Zoom to communicate with teachers and friends more often, we should educate them on some etiquette guidelines to observe when on these platforms. Here are some tips for…

How to Create a Successful Morning Routine for School

January 8, 2021

Those first mornings of the school year can be tricky. But if you don’t get an efficient school morning routine in place as the kids go back to school, it may not get better later in the school year.   1. Wake Up Early On the first days back to school, start your school morning…

5 Ways to help with your Children’s Organisation Skills

December 3, 2020

Let us look at five ways to help your children keep things organised in a breeze in the new school year.   1. Dedicate one homework space To boost organisation and productivity, you can help to establish one (and only one) quiet, uncluttered homework space for your children – whether it’s in their room or…