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6 Effective Ways to Compliment and Motivate Your Child

What parent doesn’t love to praise his or her children? When a child does something praise-worthy, from accomplishing a difficult math problem to creating a piece of art, a proud parent can’t help but be enthusiastic. Yet, parents should be wary of over-the-top, glowing praise that focuses on stroking a child’s ego. Over time, hollow phrases like “Good job” become white noise, either not heard … Continue reading 6 Effective Ways to Compliment and Motivate Your Child

4 Ways to Curb Internet Addiction in Kids

The risks are very real. Internet predators do lure kids into meeting them, resulting in tragedies that include abduction and murder. So in the same way that you appropriately monitor your child’s physical whereabouts, you’ll want to supervise your child’s Internet usage and teach her web smarts, from net etiquette to web literacy and simple safety. Where do you begin? Online, of course. Start by … Continue reading 4 Ways to Curb Internet Addiction in Kids

MindChamps featured in The Business Times on 29 March 2016

Dear Parents, It gives us great pleasure to share with you that The Business Times has featured the MindChamps ChampionGOLD Standard and the appointment of our Chief Academic Officer, Mr Steven Andrews, in their paper on 29 March 2016. As a progressive and innovative education institute, we do not believe in resting on our laurels and will continue to raise the bar for education with the … Continue reading MindChamps featured in The Business Times on 29 March 2016

How to Inspire the Love for Learning in Kids

What is Your Child’s Learning Style?

Is your child’s constant fidgeting while doing homework or their need to listen to music while studying causing you to worry? There’s no need to lose sleep over this – he/she might just be doing what is needed to learn. According to child psychologists, every child learns differently, and finding out your child’s learning style can help you work with him/her towards academic success. In … Continue reading What is Your Child’s Learning Style?

Diamond Rain

Imagine this. Tomorrow, when you wake up, you swing your legs out of bed, find your slippers with your feet, and make your way across to the window to open the blind and let in the new day. It is raining. Again. Nothing particularly unusual, you might think – except that as you watch the rain falling down outside the window, you realise that this … Continue reading Diamond Rain

Which is Better for your Child – Digital Books or Traditional Books?

Recently there has been considerable, and sometimes heated, debate in the media regarding the relative merits of digital books and traditional (or paper) books. So, which format is better for your child? This question involves what educational researchers call ‘a false dichotomy’. After all, very little – in education or in life – is ‘either/or’. Some parents are concerned that the quality of digital books … Continue reading Which is Better for your Child – Digital Books or Traditional Books?

Your Child’s Future is Collectively in Our Hands

Are you looking for a preschool for your child? Unsure which preschool is the best for him/her? You are invited to attend the MindChamps Preschool Curriculum Talk presented by Founder and Group CEO, Mr David Chiem. Have your questions answered on the following: – What is the school’s educational philosophy? – What kind of training and credentials do the teachers hold? – What is science behind … Continue reading Your Child’s Future is Collectively in Our Hands

Communicating With Your Pre-schooler – Fostering Effective Communication and Social Skills (Part 4)

Golden Rule #4: Develop strategies for Controlling Negative Emotions in Any Situation When emotions (yours or your child’s) create a barrier to resolving a situation, it is important to have strategies in place, to ‘defuse’ the moment. 1. Especially in times of crisis, or when they are ‘in trouble’, don’t ‘stand over’ your child. Standing over your child may well win reluctant obedience, but our … Continue reading Communicating With Your Pre-schooler – Fostering Effective Communication and Social Skills (Part 4)

MindChamps PreSchool @ Buangkok is now open!

Parents, if you are residing in the Serangoon North, Ang Mo Kio and Hougang vicinities, do look out for the new MindChamps PreSchool @ Buangkok. Located on Level 2 of the new Popular Headquarters along Serangoon North Avenue 5, MindChamps PreSchool @ Buangkok comes fully equipped with 8,000 sq ft of learning spaces. For more details and to register your interest, please contact us at … Continue reading MindChamps PreSchool @ Buangkok is now open!