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My Child Writes Unrealistic Compositions

Unrealistic compositions: Are they problematic? Is this improbable? Yes, perhaps. Is it impossible? Absolutely not. Sadly, many children have been penalised for writing such unlikely scenarios in their school compositions. For these writing tasks, they are often instructed to only write realistic stories. And they find it baffling when their teachers tell them that whatever[…]

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[…]