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[…]

Nora Bedi shares tips on creative writing

Nora Bedi, 10, shares how writing has helped grow her imagination in great bounds and also gives her a boost in other subjects, like mathematics. Tips on creative writing Nora suggests getting ideas from good books available to you, whether at home, at the nearby library or at school. Use your own words to cast[…]

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[…]

Important tips on reading

Elaine Chiew is an author, researcher, educator and an arts and culture reviewer. She has written a number of short stories, several of which have won international writing awards. She also edited the anthology Cooked Up: Food Fiction From Around the World. Elaine is no stranger to Artistic Strategies Academy. She has mentored several batches of[…]