8 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Primary One

Preparation for Primary One does not require a major effort. In fact the simpler and more relaxed the process is, the easier and more relaxed it will be for your child. In this post, I’ll share with you 8 easy ways to prepare your child for Primary One.

Starting Primary One: The Long Preparation

On 2 Jan 2014, our boy will be among the ~40,000 kids in Singapore who will be starting their formal schooling, and many mothers – including myself, will be quite sleepless this New Year, thinking about how our kids can adapt to their Primary One routine.

Preparing for Primary One

Blogging has taken a back seat this week. I’m up to my neck at work, seriously overwhelmed with issues and project deadlines. After work, I’m busy coaching Little Edison in his study. In the second half of this year, I’m working doubly hard to prepare him for Primary One. Let’s face it. In less than 3 weeks, we will be registering him for Primary One. I hope that we’ll be…

The New Kindergarten Curriculum Framework

Finally, I saw what I wanted to see – the new kindergarten curriculum framework released by the MOE recently. If you’re a kindergarten parent, I’m sure at some point, you’ll wonder how much should you prepare your children for Primary One. There is no national curriculum for kindergarten, and all pre-school programs vary from operator to operator. When I first read about this kindergarten framework, I was so excited. I…

I had three panic attacks last week

So this is how the story goes … Last week, my friend posted on Facebook about the spelling test in both English and Chinese Language that his son is having at K2. For English, the spelling test starts from eight words in Term 1 to three sentences in Term 4. Even in Term 1, the eight words are not short words like one, two and three. Some of the examples…