EDUCATING & NURTURING YOUNG LEARNERS 
TO BE CARING & RESPONSIBLE GLOBAL CITIZENS

 

When Your Child Starts Pre-school

Tips for a Pain-Free First Day


The first day of school is a milestone in your child's life. As a parent, the thought of sending your child off to preschool could well be slightly traumatic and for your child, the reality of starting 'school' can be a scary yet highly anticipated event.

Pre-school helps children transition from life in the family, to the formal school system. Pre-school is designed to ease your children into the more structured learning environment and to familiarize them with the routines of school life.

Emphasis is placed on the importance of teaching children independence and giving them the confidence to ask for what they want or need in a classroom environment.

With a little preparation and planning prior to the big day, you can help ensure your children's first day is a positive and rewarding experience.

Before the first day

•Talk openly about school and tell your child stories about your most enjoyable moments at school.

• Spending time with your child doing activities which require patience, concentration, such as reading a book, working on a puzzle.

• Answer all your child's questions openly and honestly. Remind your child that she/he will make lots of new friends.

To your parenting success
Mrs Law

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Raising Appreciative Children

Raising appreciative children is a lifelong skill that nurtures minds, bodies, and spirits and has a long-lasting effect on maintaining a positive outlook on life.


Parents are children's first teachers. The first classroom is, in fact, our own home. When we talk, children learn to speak. What we do, they imitate.


Children who appreciate their home naturally brings with it loving side effects ... like graciousness, self-respect, self-confidence and overall happier children...


Appreciate children develop empathy and other life skills. Empathy is one of the greatest gifts we can give to our children because it helps them see the good in those around them.


Ways to cultivate gratitude


There are many ways that we can cultivate gratitude in our children. Gratitude is a virtue that is learned and strengthened through practice. Instilling grateful feelings will benefit our children later in life.


Here are some suggestions

• Teach children to be thankful for what they have, even the little things like health and togetherness.

• Encourage generosity, donate toys and clothes to less fortunate children. Our children can see the good that donations are doing by seeing the old items in use.

Encourage our children to say 'thank you' or send thank you notes as a way of expressing gratitude.

• Show by example, help those who need help, along with our children, so they realize how fortunate they are.

• Praise our children when they act in grateful ways. Make sure they know you appreciate them.

• Remind our children to practice gratitude at every opportunity.


Parents are role models for your children

• Although a parent's role in children's learning evolves as they grow, one thing remains constant, you are your children's learning models. Your attitudes about education can inspire theirs and show them how to take charge of their own educational journey.

• Parents are vital to the healthy development and growth of your children. Raising a happy, healthy children is one of the most challenging jobs parents can have – and one of the most rewarding.

Your involvement is the key to your children's success—in school and in life. You can help them develop positive attitudes, increase self-confidence and achieve academic excellence.

• Husbands and wives must be knowledgeable and supportive of each other to make your children's school years the time of vibrant living and learning.

To your parenting success
Sincerely
Helen Law



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Good Parent & School Relationship


Sharing and Supporting Educational Goals

 

A good parent and school relationship help children feel good about school. Family involvement is integral to the success of children's holistic development and learning.

Parents and teachers provide the Best learning environment, both at home and in the school.


Our Shared Goals

  • We provide a safe and holistic environment where our children enjoy lots of fun daily activities to help them learn and grow.

 

  •  Children learn to respect themselves and each other, building their knowledge, skills, and self-esteem through the child-centred curriculum.

 

  •  School provide families, a place for friendship, encouragement, support, growth, fun, and involvement with our children's education

 

  • Children feel loved, cared for, nurtured, encouraged to try new experiences and to face new challenges with confidence.

 

  • We allow time for inside and outside play, individual and group activities, small and large muscle activity, and time for teacher-directed and child-initiated activities.

  • Children are exposed to the diversity of people, cultures, music, food, celebrations, and traditions we share as Malaysians

 

  • We develop children's potential through self-choice and help build habits of concentration and persistence.

 

  • Children develop a positive attitude towards school and foster inner discipline and a sense of order



What is the parental role in education?



Taking on the responsibility in your children's education, you inspire and teach responsibility.
The interest you engender in them, the confidence you help build, and the skills you share will help them to take charge of their lives and education.



How to be the best educational role model?


Stay involved in your children's learning with these great tips and ideas...

• You can make the world their classrooms and make learning personal and meaningful for your children. Your children will learn what it means to be responsible and will do their best.


• You can show pride, love, and pleasure in your children's accomplishments in a way no one can. This way, your children will feel less pressured, and you will have provided a happier upbringing for your children.


• Young children tend to be highly open and creative. You must encourage and let your children blossom in their own time and aid their development.


• Parents who attempt to rush their children's development may in the process do more damage than good.


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Positive Parenting


When raising your children, you are actually mentoring and grooming them through formal and informal education. You become their role models. You are the initial powerful influence in their lives in their formative years.


* Eliminate the need for spanking, time-outs, and grounding


* Discipline to influence and guide good behavior


* Effective techniques that make "Temper Tantrums" a thing of the past


* Guide children to be cooperative, responsible and happy


* Create a positive and loving relationship with your children


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Successful Homework Strategies

Parents play an active role in providing the encouragement, environment, and materials necessary for successful studying to take place.


A few suggestions for study and homework help...

• Children need their own place at home to do homework. Space needs to be personal so that they feel it is their "study place."

• Establish a routine for meals, study, and homework. Homework reinforces what your children learn in school.

• Minimize interruptions. Limit TV viewing, computer, and video game. Make homework a top priority.

• Provide necessary supplies and a quiet homework environment. Encourage and praise your children to stay on task to complete their homework.

• Read aloud to your children, encourage them to read every day. Ask questions as you read to make sure they understand what they hear.

• Make math part of everyday life. Children play with numbers, by working with objects, counting, sorting, estimating, measuring...

• Build the positive relationship with teachers. Contact your child's teacher if problems arise when completing homework. Attend school functions and parent's open day.

• Build your children's sense of self-worth. As children grow and make choices they will make mistakes. Knowing they have your unconditional love and support, whatever happens, will help them pick themselves up.

Happy Parenting
Helen Law

 

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