White Lodge Blog

Welcome to our blog! Here you can read about latest topics on early learning and development, preschool activities, and parenting.

What is the difference between childcare and kindergarten?

What is the difference between childcare and kindergarten?

  Choosing an educational facility for your child can be an overwhelming process; from assessing the teaching methods to finding the right location. Deciding whether to send your child to kindergarten or childcare is one them. Before making this choice, it is important to understand their main aims and… [Read more...]

What are the benefits of play based learning?

What are the benefits of play based learning?

When choosing a preschool for your child, there are numerous factors to consider such as facilities, safety and location. Perhaps one of the most important considerations is the school’s curriculum and approach to learning. This makes finding the right balance between play and learning more important than… [Read more...]

Parents' guide to overcoming separation anxiety

Parents' guide to overcoming separation anxiety

A tearful goodbye is usual for the first day of preschool. Whilst separation anxiety is a perfectly normal part of childhood development, it can be unsettling. So, how can you help your child cope with separation anxiety and ease their fears? In this blog, we share a few strategies that will enable you to… [Read more...]

Five expert tips for successful potty training

Five expert tips for successful potty training

Potty training is a big part of a child’s development and independence. Whilst there is no right way to approach this, the key is to be positive and patient. We discuss various tips for potty training success, including how to start and what to avoid.  [Read more...]

Seven fun ways to learn Mandarin with children

Seven fun ways to learn Mandarin with children

Mandarin is one of the most popular languages in the world, with roughly 1 billion speakers. However, learning this can be overwhelming and can often feel like a chore, particularly for young children. At White Lodge, our fun-filled Mandarin programme aims to provide children with maximum exposure to the… [Read more...]

Checklist: Three things you should consider when choosing a preschool for your child

Checklist: Three things you should consider when choosing a preschool for your child

Sending your child to preschool is no small matter.  Many parents feel anxious about leaving their child in an unfamiliar environment and with teachers they have only just met. Every parent or caregiver is different. This means that the factors that play a part in choosing a preschool in Singapore will vary… [Read more...]

Celebrating major events in Singapore with your child

Celebrating major events in Singapore with your child

Being a country that is home to a multitude of ethnicities, religions and cultures, Singapore is filled with a range of events that celebrate these differences. Such events provide an opportunity to learn a new skill, gain insight into a new culture and much more. At White Lodge, one of our core goals is to… [Read more...]

Five fun Chinese New Year activities for kids

Five fun Chinese New Year activities for kids

Xin Nian Kuai Le! Chinese New Year is right round the corner, taking place from February 5th until the 19th. 2019 marks the year of the pig, the twelfth animal in the Chinese zodiac, representing diligence, kindness, and generosity. This holiday is a great time to increase cultural awareness of the world… [Read more...]

Why learning coding is beneficial to children

Why learning coding is beneficial to children

It is almost impossible in this day and age to avoid digital technology. It has become a big part in many childrens’ lives, being exposed to smartphones, computers and tablets. As it becomes more common to use tablets in schools as educational tools, exposure to digital technology is inevitable. Coding can… [Read more...]

Positive Education

Positive Education

Positive education has been recognised as being key in development for children today focusing on improving individual well-being. Latest research has uncovered that there is an increase in depression amongst young people on a global scale. [Read more...]