It’s that time of the year again! The June school holidays, the first of the two longer school breaks in the academic year. Students always look forward to the holidays, but could they be dreading them nowadays instead?
The idea that bilingualism is more advantageous than being monolingual is not new. Here in Singapore, bilingualism has always been a pillar of our education system – even as many students may have struggled over the years to excel academically in both English and their Mother Tongue subjects together.
And the numbers could be increasing. The population census of 2010, for example, showed that 51.9% of Chinese Singapore children aged 5 to 14 used English most frequently at home. A decade before, the figure was just 35.8%.
5 Scientifically-Proven Tips on “How to Study More Effectively”. We’ve heard it all before: “do this” and you’ll do well in school or “do that” and you’ll improve your grades. But with so many claims, tips and other such information available out there, how do we know which one actually works? In this article, we provide you with tips that – based on Scientific research or tests – were found to help you study more effectively and perform better in school.
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To many parents, sports may seem to be a natural solution if you have highly active children that need to work off all that boundless energy. But whether your child is more athletic or just active, or even neither of the two, there are many benefits to encouraging your child to participate in a sport. Benefits apply to both individual and group sports, and it is not necessary for your child to be able to excel in a sport or participate competitively. Find out what you can learn from being a good sport, what kind of sports are available in Singapore and the right age to pick them up.
It may seem quite common in Singapore for parents to send their children for music lessons outside of school. But why do they do it? Some parents do indeed believe that there is benefit in cultivating in their children an appreciation of music for music’s sake, and as a form of self-expression.