If your child can’t keep still or stay focused, this one’s for you!

Dear Parents, Have you ever wondered why your child can’t seem to sit still for more than half an hour? Does your child seem to lack the ability to focus on one task at a time? Or perhaps, you have even thought that maybe he or she might have ADHD. But what if I told[…]

3 ways that your child may be shortchanged (and what you can do about it)

As a student, I didn’t like school. Learning was never fun for me and I just went through the motions because I knew that’s what my parents wanted me to do. However, I was blessed enough to score well enough for the PSLE to attend the top secondary girls’ school in Singapore. Most of my teachers[…]

5 Ways the IB Trumps the O’ and A’ Levels

Dear Parents, I’m sure that some of you have considered enrolling your children in an IB (International Baccalaureate) school or at least wanted to find out more about the IB programme. Having taught in both systems (the A’ Levels and the IB Diploma Programme), I would like to offer my humble perspective. The O’ and A’[…]

The Importance of Visual Storytelling

What exactly is visual storytelling? Technically, it is the incorporation of visuals (pictures, photographs, paintings, images) in a story. We’d like to think of it more as a marriage of words and visuals when telling a story. What makes visual storytelling so impactful? Here are three reasons: 1. Increase understanding of the message When we[…]

Benefits of Music on Your Child’s Learning

Multiple research studies have been done to show the positive correlation between music to a child’s brain development and ultimately, success in learning. Here is a summary of some of the findings: 1. Music helps to calm us down In one study, patients who were about to undergo surgery were either given anti-anxiety drugs or allowed[…]