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Enrichment
Right Brain Training

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Hasbullah

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School
Early Intervention Centres

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School
Pre-school and Childcare Full Day

Question: 21 Jun: How to choose a childcare? Edited

Sandy

Why do I need to choose a childcare? When can my child attend the childcare>? Is it necessary?Answer:How can I work efficiently with my child at home during Covid-19? Due to the situation, I need to W...

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The Expert:

Professor Tan Wai Kiat

Professor and Director of University

National University of Singapore

Right Brain Training

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General

Question: Can my child really learn at home during Covid-19 with home-based learning?

Aunty Tan

Question:Can my child really learn at home during Covid-19 with home-based learning? I am worried that home-based learning may not be effective for him.Answer:In an unprecedented move to combat the CO...

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The Expert:

Professor Lam Wendy Elizabeth Chia

Director of Mad People Hospital and Professor of Technology University in Singapore

Technology University in Singapore
School
Student Care Centres

Question: this is for student care centre posted on 19th June 2020

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GK

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baking school
Enrichment
Speech & Drama

Question: Reading and Writing or Speech and Drama class for learning English language?

JingYi

Question: Should I send my child to a Reading and Writing class or Speech and Drama class in order for her to learn the English Language?Answer: A child can learn the English Language effectively in b...

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The Expert:

Sumathi Jayaram

Principal

Julia Gabriel Centre
School
Pre-school and Childcare Full Day

Question: How to choose a childcare centre so that my child can be better prepared for Primary 1?

gina88

Question:How should I choose a childcare centre so that my girl can be better prepared for Primary 1 later on? Or Should I just focus on sending her for enrichment classes instead of full day childcar...

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The Expert:

Janice Lim

Deputy Director (Early Childhood), Curriculum and Training.

MindChamps Preschool
School
Pre-school and Childcare Full Day

Question: The Most Important Factor for Choosing a Childcare Centre

IUOY

Question: What is more important when searching for childcare for my child? The curriculum, teacher or environment? I am confused. Help!Answer: A Preschool Programme That Caters To A Child’s Tem...

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The Expert:

Janice Lim

Deputy Director (Early Childhood), Curriculum and Training

MindChamps Preschool
Enrichment
Others

Question: Will it be too early to start preparing my preschool child for coding enrichment classes?

TrevorTeo

Question: With coding enrichment classes being compulsory for upper primary school students, will it be too early to start preparing my preschool child for it?Answer: It Will Be Beneficial Not Only To...

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The Expert:

Louise Grant

Founding Director 

Penn Junior Academy
General
General

Question: Is sending my preschool child to childcare suffice or enrichment classes are still needed?

tadada85

Answer: Enrichment Classes Can Give Children New ExperiencesEvery child is an individual so there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. Understanding your child’s interests and prefere...

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The Expert:

Louise Grant

Founding Director 

Penn Junior Academy
School
Student Care Centres

Question: Is there any difference between a childcare and after school care?

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Answer: Childcare is More Focused on the Children’s Personal Needs while After-School Care includes a Focus on the Children’s LearningAbsolutely! Childcare is more focused on the children&...

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The Expert:

Louise Grant

Founding Director 

Penn Junior Academy
General
General

Question: How old should a child be exposed to enrichment classes?

hopeandjoy

Answer: Many Children are Ready for Enrichment Opportunities by the Age of 3Parents are the best judges of when their child may be ready to participate in learning enrichment opportunities outside the...

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The Expert:

Louise Grant

Founding Director 

Penn Junior Academy
School
Pre-school and Childcare Full Day

Question: Is there major difference between MindChamps Preschool and MindChamps Chinese Preschool?

Hanbaobao

Question: Is there major difference between MindChamps Preschool and MindChamps Chinese Preschool? Does MindChamps Chinese Preschool only educate in Chinese?Answer: Both offer the same unique S.M.I.L....

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The Expert:

Janice Lim

Deputy Director (Early Childhood), Curriculum and Training.

MindChamps Preschool
Enrichment
Others

Question: Will STEAM enrichment classes expose my young child to tablets and computers for long hours?

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Question: Does signing my boy up for STEAM enrichment classs means exposing him to tablets and computers for long hours? I do not want him to spend too much time infront of computers at such a young a...

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The Expert:

Alicia Chan

STEAM Programme Director

The PLEI Academy
Enrichment
Others

Question: How do I know if my child is ready for Primary 1 next year?

Jojomojo

Ask Yourself These 3 Simple Questions to Find Out if Your Child is Ready for Primary 1With new classmates, new teachers and a new learning environment, your child’s world is about to get a lot b...

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The Expert:

Sue Lynn Lee

Academic Director for Early Years Programme

The Learning Lab
Enrichment
Speech & Drama

Question: My child has mild autism. Will Speech and Drama lessons help?

Ru

Answer: Nurturing communication skills has the potential to help a child with mild autismSpeech and Drama lessons nurture communication skills and have the potential to help a child with mild autism w...

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The Expert:

Sumathi Jayaram

Principal of Julia Gabriel Centre

Julia Gabriel Centre

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