Expert Opinion

The Little Skool-House and our group of award-winning educators and fellow leaders would like to share some views, advice, support and opinions on various topics associated with preschool education, parenting today, as well as advice on areas around behavior and health. We hope you find this parenting resource helpful.

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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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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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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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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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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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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