Category Archives: Parental Involvement

Child Development – (Listening) Auditory Disorder Impacts Learning

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Are you listening to me?

Are you doing this on purpose?

Can you please follow the instructions?

 

Are you guilty of saying of any of these phrases during parenthood?


When young children mispronounce words, more often than not parents will enjoy a good laugh. When children hear us talk, they may try to imitate us in speech.


However…

What if children hear words wrongly and at an alarming frequency?

What if they are unable to comphrehend or follow through with simple instructions?

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My Child is Careless – Visual Skills (Visual Discrimination)

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Visual skills are important as it can affect an individual’s ability to excel in reading, learning, sports, and in day-to-day activities. We will be touching on one component: Visual Discrimination.

Visual discrimination is a component of visual skills. It is the ability of the individual to distinguish and identify subtle differences, be it in words, shapes, size or patterns or colours. Another easier explanation is how attentive an individual is to details.


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Exam Stress Management!

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Exams have become a norm in the education system and serves as a gauge of how the child is performing at their studies. While it may not give a full picture of how the child copes with the various subjects, what it does show you is perhaps how far your child has come along in learning, and even show you some of their characteristics.


Undeniably, exam stress does come to most people, be it adult or children as the skill sets varies among individuals, likewise strengths and weaknesses.

For example, in Mathematics, there are questions which require more problem-solving skills, while there are others which may require more meticulous attention and carefulness. Likewise in English or Literature, it may offer you a glimpse of your child’s range of vocabulary and language skills. Art may reflect creativity and perception, while perhaps argumentative essays can highlight your child’s reasoning skills.

While these exams may offer some insight to your child’s personality and learning, it does not reflect the entire makeup of the child.

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Picky Eater: Mealtime Woes

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Parents with very picky children often have to struggle with providing the child a balance meal that is not only nutritious but also tasty.


Be Warned: Getting the food ready is only the first part of the struggle. Continue reading Picky Eater: Mealtime Woes

Money Matters – Start Early

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Money makes the world go around, or at least that is what everyone says. What exactly is ‘Money’? If you go down to basics, it is after all a piece of paper that has a nominated value. Well it is a currency or mode of payment that is recognised across the board. But is that really all it is? Continue reading Money Matters – Start Early

A Casual Conversation – Changes in Education & Degree of Parental Involvement

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Recently, we had the chance to work with teachers from another organisation and we were sharing our experiences about how students learn and pick up new knowledge. We came to the topic of parental involvement in learning and did a comparison of back then and now.

Back then as in 10-35 years ago.

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