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Monday 11 March 2024

6 Reasons to Get Your Toddler Interested in Sports and Athletics

It may already seem obvious that regular physical activity benefits young children, but current research is digging deeper on just how much of an impact it makes. A recent study by Brujins et al, published in the International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, found that children who were introduced to physical activities when they were toddlers exhibited significantly better health outcomes and cognitive performance than their less active peers. 
6 reasons to get your child interested in sports and athletics

Many institutions across Asia have demonstrated their commitment to nurturing young talents through sports and athletics, knowing how much it matters to kids’ holistic development. In Kinderland Singapore, for example, they have a special program called KinderFit where young learners are encouraged to participate in sports and athletic activities that contribute to their overall wellness. To see KinderFit in action, as well as other activities that are meant to strengthen toddlers’ holistic growth, parents can check out Kinderland Singapore’s Facebook page and Kinderland Singapore’s official YouTube channel. 

Thursday 7 March 2024

School readiness – preparing your child for Reception Class

School readiness…its something you’ll probably hear quite a lot if you have a child who is preparing to start Reception Class in September, but what does it actually mean??

school readiness - preparing your child for reception class

How can we, as parents, make sure that we are helping and not hindering when preparing our 4 year olds for big school?

Most of my Teaching career was spent teaching Reception, and so this is something I thought long and hard about when passing on information to Parents. What would I hope, as their Teacher, they could do already? What sort of things would I discuss in the Parents meetings for new starters? Where would my expectations be bearing in mind I don’t yet know the children or what level they are at?

Its not what you might expect….

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