As parents and educators, we worry about children’s grasp of languages and math. But just as important is creative expression. Letting children express themselves creatively gives them another ‘language’ with which they can express their thoughts, feelings and ideas. Sometimes, they may lack the vocabulary to accurately tell you what they are thinking, but those things can be communication in...
In this Meet & Greet, we speak to Susan Ward, Principal of EtonHouse International Pre-School Hong Hong.
In the maker space at EtonHouse Orchard International School, students huddle over a table in groups of three to four. They talk excitedly about weight and support, fiddling with dry spaghetti sticks and one fluffy marshmallow. There’s laughter and cheering. What’s going on?
I deeply respect the work of our teachers and assistants. Every day, I see them invest all their energy, patience and respect in the children in their class. This is never more evident to me than when I walk into the office and see a busy teacher taking time out to sit and cuddle a sick and feverish child while waiting for the parents to pick the child up.
With so many worries about our children and the pressures of modern life, nagging at our children can seem unavoidable. “Did you say good morning? Have you done your homework? Why were you so careless? Be careful! Pay attention!”
But did you know that nagging is one of the most dangerous things we can do to our children?
Being in Singapore is a wonderful thing. The country is an aviation hub with frequent flights to the region and to the rest of the world (5.29 million passengers in May 2018!). It’s easy and affordable to jet off for the weekend, but how do you do that with young children in tow? Here are some tips for travelling with young children thanks to Dr Sundus Hussain-Morgan from Complete Healthcare...
Young children run, they climb, and often times they fall. Sometimes, what they are doing even looks dangerous and its tempting to yell out “be careful!” But doing so is actually counterproductive to the growth and development of children and we should really not tell that to young children.
In this Meet & Greet, we speak to Priya Nathan, Curriculum Coordinator at EtonHouse Vanda.