Staying Home With Your Child?

During this time of the Covid-19 outbreak, many parents have shared with us that their children are staying at home and in need of creative learning opportunities and just some fun, so our educators have put together some home learning resources for you and your family. 

We hope this will serve as a helpful guide during this period.

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4-weeks Home Learning Plan for Pre-Schoolers

The Circuit Breaker is extended, but learning doesn't stop with our special Home Learning Plan! Fill each day with fun and meaningful activities, accompanied with stories and videos. 

Find your grade level and let the learning begin!

More Book Recommendations

Here are some carefully curated titles recommended by our educators to spark the love of reading. The variety of literature range from those helping children manage complex emotions like fear and anxiety, to stories of extraordinary adventures.

For parents reading with pre-schoolers, we have put together some Tips on Reading Aloud to Children

Literacy Projects

Art Experiences 

Letting children express themselves creatively gives them another ‘language’ with which they can express their thoughts, feelings and ideas. Here are 6 art activities you can easily do at home with your pre-schoolers. 

Creative DIY Projects 

Here are 3 DIY projects suitable for children of all ages. Great opportunities to spend quality time with your child!

Science Experiments

4 simple and fun experiments that you can try at home with your primary school children. 

 

Online Resources 

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With the many online digital tools and apps available, parents and children will be spoilt for choice. Your child will also be excited to learn in a tech-savvy way and expand their knowledge further as you guide them along.

Here are online resources we recommend:

Children's Books and Printable Activity Sheets

A New Virus Has Arrived

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A New Virus Has Arrived is a very special book for children of all ages, even parents and grandparents too. With beautiful illustrations, it explains the COVID-19 in a sensitive and meaningful way. 

  • Facts about the virus 
  • How does it affect us?
  • How can you protect yourself?
  • Bilingual in English and Chinese
  • Printable activity sheets 
  • Also available in Malay, Tamil, Hindi, Spanish, Greek, Bahasa Indonesia, Japanese, Vietnamese

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The Language of Kindness

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The Language Of Kindness is a sequel to our much loved book 'A New Virus has Arrived'. Through beautiful illustrations, this bilingual book reflects acts of kindness 'small things with great love' by all the silent heroes in Singapore amidst the Covid-19 outbreak. 

  • Covid-19 has brought about the best and worst in us
  • Our silent heroes who have gone above and beyond their call of duty
  • Doing small things with great love
  • Bilingual in English and Chinese
  • Printable activity sheets

Language of Kindness ebook

Activities for inculcating mindfulness in children
Mindfulness

Seeing Clearly (Tap Image for details)

Seeing Clearly

Step 1: Take a glitter ball, a snow globe or a clear jar of water with baking soda in it. Shake it.

Step 2: Notice how you can no longer see through the water.

Step 3: Stop shaking the ball and let the glitter settle. As it does, place your hand on your belly and feel your breathing.

Step 4: Once the glitter has settled, think about what happened. The glitter didn't go away, but you can now see clearly.

Step 5: Think about how that's like the way our minds work: When our thoughts are racing, we can't think clearly.

Mindfulness

Breathing with a pinwheel (Tap Image for details)

Breathing with a pinwheel

Step 1: With a pinwheel for your child and yourself, sit with your back straight and your body relaxed.

Step 2: Blow on your pinwheels together using long, deep breaths, and notice how you feel.

Step 3: Now blow on the pinwheels using short, quick breaths. How does your body feel now?

Step 4: Now blow on the pinwheels normally. How does this feel?

Step 5: What did you notice about how different ways of breathing makes you feel?

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At Home with the Reggio Approach

Suggestions for games to play and invent at home, offered by teachers, educators and staff in Reggio Emilia’s infant-toddler centres and preschools and at Reggio Children (source)

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  • Sound Riddles - have fun listening to these riddles together with children, trying to guess what produced them, and imagining what else they could be
  • Polysensorial Carpets of Paper (for children 3 years and below) - together with your youngest children, to go in search of different kinds of paper
  • Trees are Family - find a tree, observe it, draw it, think of it as your friend 
  • What if you were a...? - see and draw the same thing from different points of view, a great exercise for putting ourselves in another person’s place
  • Drawing differently - Use papers with different qualities and sizes, and mark-makers with different characteristics 
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