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February 9, 2022

Learning how to frame goals as SMART goals can help your children get off to a better start and set them for true success in the near future. SMART is an acronym that stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Timely. The aim of SMART goals is to provide your children with a concrete road…

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Family Meetings

January 7, 2022

There are many benefits of holding regular family meetings for children and parents. Family meetings strengthen relationships and foster core developmental abilities in children of all ages. And the benefits of holding family meetings are not limited to better communication skills, improved problem-solving skills, opportunity to be proactive and mindful about challenges. As part of…

Good Study habits

December 10, 2021

Here are some tips for your children to develop good study habits to make studying more effective, efficient, and enjoyable. Plan a daily study time Successful students schedule specific times throughout the week when they are going to study, and then they stick with their schedule. Students who study sporadically and whimsically typically do not…

How Do Enrichment Classes Develop Children’s Results In School?

November 10, 2021

Kumon is the world’s leading after-school enrichment programme, trusted by over four million Kumon families all over the world. In Singapore, we offer English, Mathematics and Chinese enrichment classes. Kumon doesn’t inherently follow the Singaporean school curriculum but instead, is a structured, proven self-learning programme that provides your child with the critical thinking skills and…


Raising Children Who Love Learning

November 5, 2021

The benefits of learning don’t stop after school. Children who are the best at learning are those who love to learn. And since learning starts when we are children, there is no better time to foster a love of learning than childhood. So, how can parents raise children to love to learn? Share Your Passion…

Praise vs Encouragement

October 18, 2021

Praise and encouragement are two different things. Praise is a quick, verbal ‘reward’ parents give when they like their child’s behaviour. Encouragement, on the other hand, is more descriptive. It draws your child’s attention to his or her own actions. It helps children know why their actions are helpful and appreciated. Encouragement often helps children…

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…