Expert Opinion

Little Skool-House’s team of award-winning educators providing expert opinion on preschool education, parenting tips, health and nutrition, and family relationships.

Safe Learning Environment for Infants and Toddlers

By Coreen Soh

Defined as the physical environment with specific settings and surroundings, a learning environment can vary according to a child’s age, needs, learning objectives, and more.

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Cultivating Young Readers

By Coreen Soh

Toddlers are natural do-ers. They use their five senses to learn intently and this includes putting things (like books) in their mouths. They are also attracted to bright colours, pictures and special features in the book (e.g. pop-ups, textures, pull-outs).

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Confidence & Social Skills: Understanding Curriculum Goal

By Coreen Soh

Questions on whether a child is too young to be independent or on the right track for developing a high proficiency in languages are always at the forefront of parents’ minds.

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Ways to Foster Creativity in your Child

By Charmaine Toh

In this age of technology where toys are made more sophisticated and ‘high-tech’, it can be difficult for children to hone their creativity. Instead of letting children decide what they want to do or what they want to create, children are subconsciously led to a particular end goal of close-ended toys (toys with limited ways of playing with them)

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Bilingual Proficiency Development at The Little Skool-House

Raising bilingual children confers several advantages from the development of social skills to improved academic grades

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Raising Bilingual Children: Why is Chinese Important to Learn?

By Coreen Soh

Understanding the importance of learning the Chinese language and raising bilingual children in Singapore is an asset both locally and globally.

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Tips for Helping Your Child to Stay Focused

Do you find it difficult to get your child to focus on a task? With so many distractions in our daily lives, it can be a struggle for your child to pay attention and concentrate.

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‘Transitioning to Primary One’ (from the Perspective of an Educator)

By Adinursuryana Btw Mohd Rashid

The term “Kindergarten 2” is quickly becoming synonymous with “Primary One” these days. Often, children and parents ask how they will be getting ready for primary schools.

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Meaningful Conversations Using Open-Ended Questions with Children

By Savadi Gauri

Creating meaningful conversations with pre-schoolers can be made easy by means of open-ended questioning. Open-ended questions dissuade one-word answers such as yes or no and are also a wonderful way through which a child is able to provide more detailed responses using their curiosity, reasoning skills, and creativity.

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Instilling a Love for Performing Arts in Young Children

Performing arts is an excellent medium to enhance learning in young children. Performing arts genre may include dance, music, opera, theatre and musical theatre, magic, illusion, mime, spoken word, puppetry, circus arts, performance art, recitation and public speaking.

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5 Daily Habits to Raise a Child with Self-Control

By Cindy Goh

To raise a child with strong self-control, it is important to establish consistent daily habits, set clear expectations and practice good rationalization with children.

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Managing Tantrums

By Cindy Goh

You are out shopping and your child wants a Paw Petrol toy. You reject him as he has a few of it at home. He goes into a tantrum fit and refuses to leave the mall.

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Resolving Conflicts

Very young children (toddlers and playgroup children) resolve their issues with their peers by instinctive reactions; like snatching an objects, hitting, biting, pushing etc.

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Building Resilience in Children

By Nur’aqilah Abdul Malek

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts,” - Winston S. Churchill Winston S. Churchill

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Rethinking Outdoor Play

By Michelle Lee

Why do children need to be engaged in outdoor play? Why do they need to spend time under the sun and running around? Does outdoor play only include going up and down the playground structure? Or just playing on the swings and see-saws?

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The Power of Creative Movement, Dance and Drama

By Michelle Lee

Ever had the feeling where sitting down all day left you less energised as compared to heading outdoors and moving about?

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Wonders of Gardening

By Siti Nadiah Binte Mohd & Fiona Ng

Is your child a picky eater? Are you struggling to get your child to eat a healthy and balanced diet?

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Enjoying Parenting

By Coreen Soh

Parenting is indeed a huge change in most of our lives. It is a time when many of us feel a great sense of achievement, at the same time, a great sense of despair.

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Are you and your Child Preschool Ready?

By Cindy Goh

The first step forward is usually the toughest. You may probably be overwhelmed with so many emotions running through your head.

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6 Tips for Helping your Child Fall Asleep

By Cindy Goh

You are excited as a new parent, always imagining how fun it will be to have a baby at home. Your joy starts to wean off as you realised that your sleep patterns and quality of sleep are now compromised because your child does not seem to sleep well.

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Guide to Choosing a Preschool in Singapore

By Coreen Soh

Choosing a school is a key decision to be made during a child’s formative years. We put together 5 factors to consider when choosing a preschool. Read more.

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Nurturing Curiosity in Kids

By Coreen Soh

“Why is the sky blue?”, “Why is the grass green?”, and “Why are the clouds white?”, “Why, why, why….”

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Gadget-free Entertainment-On-The-Go (From the Perspective of an Educator Mom)

By Lynette Fang

When I was pregnant with my first child, I often get comments from well-meaning friends and relatives saying “You are lucky, you are a teacher. You will know what to do and how to teach your child.”

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Bedtime Stories with Daddy!

By Lynette Fang

Children are made readers on the laps of their parents. — Emilie Buchwald

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