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  • in reply to: How to raise a Multi-lingual child? #8789
    Susie Han
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    We’ve started talking to our babies daily even from the womb; they seem to pick up languages easily. Most Singaporean children are bi-lingual/tri-lingual and they fare as well as their counterparts globally in terms of age when they start speaking.

    We also speak a lot to them everyday like they are adults, from the day they were born. We don’t really use baby talk much. Kids are like little sponges when they are really young, hence each parent speaks one main language from birth. They sometimes try to speak or reply to you in another “preferred” language, but you just have to consistently reply them in your main language instead of switching to their preference 😉

    in reply to: How to raise a Multi-lingual child? #8787
    Susie Han
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    In raising a multi-lingual child in Singapore or anywhere else, you must have to introduce the language first and apply it into your everyday conversation.

    My two older children can speak in German, Russian, Chinese and English fluently, with a smattering of Russian and Malay. They speak to their maternal grandparents in Hokkien and Chinese.

    We split the work amongst the two parents – my husband is Singaporean Chinese and hence only speaks to them in Chinese, Malay and English. I speak to them only in German and English. We tend to use mostly our native languages when speaking to them one on one, and English when we talk as a family. They are able to switch comfortably.

    in reply to: What are your techniques to encourage your child to read? #8744
    Susie Han
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    Read several stories every day.

    in reply to: Is Tuition Absolutely Needed? #8743
    Susie Han
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    If you are comfortable with their 70, 80 and 90 marks. Some tuition just to “maintain” their standards and some just because they really need help.
    It depends on whether you (or the kids) are happy with their results.

    in reply to: Looking for a preschool at Sengkang? #8742
    Susie Han
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    Try 308A Greenland Childcare.

    Susie Han
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    I have 2 nephews that are with Grace House. Seems they are good and haven’t heard any complain so far.

    in reply to: Pre-School Fees – Year 2018! #8677
    Susie Han
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    My son’s tuition fee increases just this year. It increases by $150?? Is that even allowed?

    in reply to: Types Of Preschools #8676
    Susie Han
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    My children are both under kinder garten.

    Susie Han
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    Hi! I agree with you. I know many children who went to public schools and still succeed in life.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by PJ.
    in reply to: At what age should you send your child to preschool? #8623
    Susie Han
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    I sent my first child at three. Two years old for me is too early. In my case, my child is excited to go to preschool so I gave it a try.

    in reply to: Can you suggest best child care center near Bukit Gombak? #8622
    Susie Han
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    Hi! We just moved to Bukit Batok and I am also looking. I saw Prince Siddhattha Child Care Centre along Bukit Batok St 21 has nice review.

    in reply to: Separation Anxiety in preschoolers #8621
    Susie Han
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    Relate mommy here! Whenever I drop them off at school they are starting to throw tantrums. But they don’t do that whenever my husband is in charge of dropping them off at school. Maybe that depends.

    in reply to: Snack Ideas to pack for my LO #8620
    Susie Han
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    Hello Jacky! Have you tried fruit kebobs? It is very easy to prepare and very nutritious. You can just simply cut various type of fruits. It is up to you what fruits would you like to use. Just to give you an idea – strawberries, bananas, pineapple, and apple work well.

    Fruit kebob

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 8 months ago by PJ.
    Susie Han
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    It is up to your child actually. Most of the kids would love that especially if they have a lot of friends in school. It will be so much fun for them to celebrate together with friends.

    Susie Han
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    Hello fellow moms. I heard that if you wish to enroll your child in a reading and writing enrichment program, it is better to start at early age. But still, make sure not pressure or drill your child.

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