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Navigating Screen Time Balancing Technology and Child Development

In today's digital age, it can be difficult for parents and educators to strike a healthy balance between technology use and child development. While screen time can offer numerous benefits, it can also have negative effects on a child's development. Therefore, it is important for parents and educators to approach screen time in a thoughtful and intentional manner, with a focus on achieving a healthy balance between technology use and offline activities.

To help create a healthy balance, the American Academy of Paediatrics recommends guidelines for age-appropriate screen time, such as limiting screen time to one hour per day of high-quality programmes for children aged two to five years, and limiting media or device usage for children aged six years and older. Parents and educators can also use strategies such as setting boundaries, modelling healthy behaviours, choosing high-quality media, and using media as a tool to supplement other activities and enhance learning experiences. 

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Encouraging Creativity in Children: Tips for Parents and Educators

Honing creativity is an essential component of child development, as it helps children learn to think outside the box, solve problems, and express themselves in unique ways. Parents and educators should always strive to provide opportunities for creative play and exploration, to foster creativity in young children and help them develop valuable skills that will benefit them throughout their lives. 

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The Importance of Early Childhood Education: Setting the Foundation for Lifelong Learning

Early childhood education refers to the education of young children, typically from birth through 8 years old. It is crucial in shaping a child's cognitive, social, and emotional development. Early education programmes play a crucial role in fostering and nurturing children’s innate curiosity, which helps to create a foundation for lifelong learning. 

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Making New Year's Resolutions with Your Child

As the new year approaches, many of us start thinking about making resolutions and setting goals for the coming year. This is a great opportunity to involve your child in the process and help them develop important skills like goal-setting, planning, and self-improvement. Here are some tips for making new year resolutions with your child:

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School Holiday Activities

We’re finally here! The end of the school year is a great time for kids in Singapore to take a break and enjoy some fun holiday activities. Here are a few ideas for things that kids can do during the school holidays:

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Ending the school year (well!)

As the school year comes to a close, it can be an exciting and bittersweet time for both students and teachers. On one hand, there's the anticipation of a break (finally!)  and the opportunity to relax and recharge. On the other hand, there's the sense of loss that comes with saying goodbye to classmates, teachers, and the routines of the school year.

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How Parents Can Play a Part in Home-and-School Partnership

Parents and families play a major role in the success of their children’s education. Types of investment such as time taken to monitor academic progress, committing to school activities and working with the school to support their children. A successful home-school partnership has shown positive outcomes in students.

So how can parents play an active part in partnering with schools?

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