Category: Education

PSLE papers

PSLE – The Journey to getting all the answers right!

It’s Tuesday today and the first paper for PSLE is on Thursday. You can imagine the stress and pressure the kids are facing now. On top of that, consider the stress and pressure the parents are facing! If there’s some kind of meter to measure such pressure, S’pore number now is possibly close to the…




Developing Good Habits for Reading & Writing

We all know reading and writing go hand-in-hand. In fact, reading is essential in building a strong foundation when it comes to writing. The best writers are known to read excessively and variedly – giving them a natural flair for words. It’s my dream for all my kids to be great readers. But it’s not…




Primary School Kids’ Schedules

When we decided to have kids, we were comforted that there were childcare options readily available in office, or various centres near home/office. When they started pre-school, we had to tighten our belts to send them to full-day childcare centres. There was no way we could do those 3-hr kindy since we are working full-time….




Elly Sim Jan & Elly

Help My Child to Read

We always want to hear from the experts. Hopefully from their lifestyle / their way of doing things / their points of views, we get to glean some tips to help our own kids. These can be gurus for parenting, relationships, finances, education etc. And today, I got a chance to interview Elly Sim, the…




The Primary One Checklist

I’ve my last little one going Primary One next year, and I really want to ensure I’ve covered all bases, (for me and for her!) and be ready for the Big School! Some of the best people to ask for advice are those in the education industry. So I asked the teachers at Jan &…




Jan & Elly Pop-up Class carnival

Jan & Elly Pop-Up Class & Holiday Programmes 2014

Nadine is a big fan of Jan & Elly, an English Language school that conducts the most fun classes and teaches her good reading habits. We first heard about them in their Pop-Up class earlier this year and we were given a first hand experience of what classes would be like and we had a chance…




Primary School Readiness Assessment

One of the greatest milestone in a child’s life is entering Primary School. In Singapore, that seems to be THE biggest milestone–the one which most prayers are activated, the one which calls for most parental participation, the one which even a non-parent would understand. I’ve gone through this milestone for my two older kids, and…




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