MindChamps first-ever clinic, MindChamps Medical @ OneKM

MindChamps Medical Clinic @ OneKM

MindChamps Medical Clinic is a GP clinic that provides for the whole family and located at OneKM Shopping Mall. MindChamps Medical Clinic aims to empower families to be proactive in making sound preventive and disciplined health decisions. Helmed by Dr Herbert Tan, a doctor with more than 29 years of experience, families will be able to tap on his experience and expertise for the following healthcare services:

  • Nebuliser treatment for Asthma
  • Childhood vaccinations
  • Ear syringing
  • General medical consultations
  • Health Screening
  • Minor surgical procedures
  • Travel medicine and vaccinations
  • Electrocardiogram examination
  • Management of Eczema, Acne, Obesity, Erectile Dysfunction and Male Hair Loss

Shopfront - MindChamps Medical Clinic @ OneKM  Kids Interactive Area - MindChamps Medical Clinic @ OneKM

As a family clinic, all efforts have been made to help patients feel relaxed and calm during their visit to MindChamps Medical Clinic. A collection of education resources are available at the clinic, while MindChamps Proprietary eLearning Books are uploaded on Samsung Tab S units at the kids’ interactive area.

11 Tanjong Katong Road, OneKM Shopping Mall
#02-03 Singapore 427 157
Tel: 6384 5644
Website: www.mindchamps-medical.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mindchampsmedical

To make an appointment please email to medical.onekm@mindchamps.org

MindChamps PreSchool @ Upper Thomson

MindChamps PreSchool @ Upper Thomson
MindChamps PreSchool Upper Thomson
9 Tagore Lane, #01-08, 9@Tagore, Singapore 787472

MindChamps PreSchool @ Upper Thomson attracts students living nearby and beyond; Punggol, Sengkang, Sembawang and Yishun. Those who travel a distance have been referred to us by existing parents. They feel that the school has a very open culture and the teachers are friendly and approachable. Another advantage is that the parking is free for the first fifteen minutes to allow for convenient drop off/pick up their child at the entrance of the school.

Champs learning about plants
Parents, Teacher and Champs excursion to Science Centre

MindChamps PreSchool @ Upper Thomson has a dynamic atmosphere where everyone in the environment is continuously learning, interacting and building new relationships. Our resource materials are purchased from Europe and UK and hygiene standards are always kept at its optimum level ensuring the health and safety of our Champs and teachers at all times!

Our Champs with her presentation skills
Arts and Crafts

All teachers undergo the MindChamps 200 hours of training. They also go through on the job training with proper guidance and mentoring. In addition, our teachers constantly upgrade themselves by taking up extra-curricular courses in the evenings after work.

Chinese New Year Celebration

Our teachers send out weekly updates every Friday, one in English and another in Chinese. They communicate with parents via one-to-one email exchanges and/or phone calls throughout the week. Teachers also write in the connection book regularly (at least once a week) to update parents.

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MindChamps PreSchool @ Upper Thomson is now having a Welcome Day, click HERE to make a visit.

7 Ways to Show Your Parents That You Care About Them

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As our parents grow older and retire from their careers, they too need to know that we are there for them. With more time spent alone or at home, having family members reach out to them becomes increasingly important for their emotional and mental well-being.

Here are some simple things you can do to show your parents that you care about them:

1. Say Hello

If you don’t live together, find time to call or text your parents regularly to say hello. Ask them how their day went. A few simple words can make a big difference.

2. Ask Your Kids to Give Grandpa and Grandma a Call

Have your children call their grandparents once in a while. Even if you visit each other often, a phone call from a grandchild is always special!

3. Eat Together Once a Week

Make time to visit and have a meal together every week. Depending on what your parents prefer, it could be at their home (only if your mum loves cooking), or it could be dinner out. The important thing is to spend some time together regularly.

4. Cook a Favourite Family Recipe Together

Getting together in the kitchen can be lots of fun and the extra helping hands make all the difference! Ask your mother to teach you how to cook all your family’s favourite recipes. Film or record the experience, as it’s highly likely that your mother will remember all sorts of family stories whilst you cook together. In the process, you might learn more about what makes each dish special to your family!

5. Create Dedicated Time Together

Visit the park for a Saturday morning walk, go to the library, or accompany your parents to the wet market once a week. Create opportunities to do something together.

6. Learn Something New

Pick up a new hobby or activity together. Perhaps you could join a tai chi or yoga class, or pick up a new language together. Learning something new can open up new ways of communicating and bring interest and life back into your conversations with your parents.

7. Celebrate Your Traditions

Traditions provide the structure and framework for bonding. Older family members usually have the most knowledge and are in the best position to lead the family in celebrating these traditions. Allow your parents to take the lead in some of these traditions and set aside time to support them and celebrate together with them.

 

This article is a simplified version of the original article, “30 Ways to Spend More Time with Your Family”. Republished with permission from Families for Life.

Parents, What is Your Role in Your Child’s Education?

role of parents in kids education
What is your role in your child’s education?

As parents, we tend to “outsource” our children’s education to school teachers and tutors. It is important to remember that parents play a central role in their children’s education. How well you play that role can often determine, in part, how well your child does in the classroom as well as outside of class.

Taking an active role during your child’s schooling years is important so that he/she can succeed to the best of his/her abilities in the classroom. Here are some things you can do:

1. Provide a Conducive Study Environment

This is the most basic task. Apart from assigning a quiet and safe place for your child to study, you also need to provide the necessary study items such as paper, pencils, and a desk. Make sure younger siblings leave him/her alone while he/she does her homework. Check on him/her to see if he/she needs anything while studying.

2. Encourage Them to Explore Non-Academic Interests

Do everything you can to support your child’s interests outside of school. For instance, if your child is interested in sports or drama, your support of that interest can help him/her focus better in the classroom. Kids need an outlet for their creativity and energy outside of class, and being happy outside can help them to do well academically. They also learn necessary social and psychological skills that can help them in class, such as learning to work with others.

3. Communicate Regularly with Teachers

Stay in touch with your child’s teachers. Make an effort to attend the Meet-the-Parents session. Be proactive – email or call the teacher from time to time to ensure that your child is getting all the support he/she needs to succeed in the classroom. You may be made aware of an academic or behavioural problem that needs attention, and together with the teacher, both of you can work together to resolve the problem.

4. It’s okay to Ask Questions

Let your child know that it is perfectly fine to ask for help when he/she encounters difficulties with her studies. Let your child know that there is nothing to be shameful about in requesting assistance from a tutor, the teacher, or Mum and Dad. It takes a smart person to know when help is needed.

5. Set a Good Example

Demonstrate a desire for life-long learning yourself. Read books or articles on how to do your job better, or about a new hobby. Go for training and classes in your community. When your child sees that you are learning for further improvement, he/she will be inspired to discover new topics too.

Parents are integral players in their children’s education, so step forward to be your child’s best academic advocate.

Republished with permission from OpenSchoolbag, an online education marketplace for educational resources ranging from assessment books, learning toys and enrichment courses for kids aged two to 12.

8 Ways to Spend More Time with Your Kids

How to spend more time with kids

Most of us get caught up in a hectic whirlwind of activities which start on Monday morning, end on Sunday night and then begin all over again. Time slips by as we rush to complete urgent tasks which involve juggling jobs and running the household. Yet, we know that spending quality time with our kids is the best way to show them that we care about them and that they are important to us.

Spending time with children is easy because they yearn to be the centre of your life and attention. Here are some ways that can make spending time with your kids simple, meaningful and a part of your daily life.

1. Have Dinner

Make it a point to leave work earlier or schedule work for later in the evening so that you can make it home in time to sit down and have dinner together. Having dinner as a family allows you to be a part of the daily conversations and answer any question that your kids might have thought of during the day.

2. Fix Things Together

Is the kitchen sink broken? Do you need to paint the study room wall? Children love to help fix things. To us, these tasks may seem mundane, but to most kids, it’s a wonderful chance to see what’s under the kitchen sink, to understand how a faucet works and just to cover an entire wall in paint. Fixing things together allows you to plan for the project and gives you lots of time to interact with them.

3. After Dinner Walks

If you’ve already made time to have dinner with your kids, why not spend another 30 minutes going on a walk with them after dinner? In Singapore, the weather is the coolest and most pleasant during this time of the day.

Once the table is cleared and the dishes are washed, go for a walk around your neighbourhood. Talk about the changes you see and what your children observe around them as you go on these walks. The act of walking whilst talking may actually make it easier for children to bring up difficult topics or problems because they have something else (like walking) to focus on when discussing these subjects.

4. Leave a Message

Children love surprises! So, if you don’t have the time to see them in the morning before you leave for work, leave a short video or note for them to find. They will be thrilled to get a message from you and you will have had a chance to show that you care about them despite not being able to spend the morning with them.

5. Read Together

Reading to your children or even reading together with them for half an hour every night are great ways to spend time together. Choosing books to read and discussing them thereafter allows you to share ideas and values with your children.

6. Bring Your Child to School or Class

Make it a point to bring your child to school or extra classes. Doing this regularly allows you to spend more time together. Make travel time, together time!

7. Plan a Monthly Excursion

Think of a new place to visit each month. Perhaps it’s a museum, the latest theme park or a water adventure space. Get your children to help you plan the excursion.

8. Share Family Stories

Find time to share stories about your family’s history. Dig out your old photo albums and look through them with your children. Add new pictures to the family collection together and make this a regular activity.

This article is a simplified version of the original article, “30 Ways to Spend More Time with Your Family”. Republished with permission from Families for Life.

Help Your Child Overcome The Fear Of Exams

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With exams just around the corner, it is crucial to help your child handle revisions and exam fear with a Champion Mindset. Here’s your chance to learn how a Champion Mindset can help your child sail through these challenges with confidence. Sit in for an exclusive interview session between David Chiem, Founder and CEO of MindChamps and Yip Pin Xiu, Singapore’s First Paralympics Gold Medalist, which focuses on the following:

  • How to beat exam stress and block out distractions
  • Dealing with pressure during the exam period
  • Tips and coaching techniques for parents to help their children stay focused by championing an “I can do it!” attitude
  • The inspiration behind how Yip Pin Xiu channeled her abilities and energy on swimming, despite going through physical challenges due to muscular dystrophy

Don’t miss this opportunity to get first-hand coaching tips to empower your child with a Champion Mindset and be inspired with Pin Xiu’s real-life story of Championship.

Date: 11 October 2015 (Sunday)
Time: 3.30pm to 6pm
Venue: Professor Snyder Theatre, MindChamps HQ,
HDB Hub East Wing Level 17, 480 Lor 6 Toa Payoh
Cost: $28 per family – max 4 pax. Additional tickets at $14 each
Ideal for parents with kids Primary 3 and above

Click here to REGISTER

Read more about Yip Pin Xiu HERE