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Early science with sensory play: Interview with Principal Kathy

Early science with sensory play: Interview with Principal Kathy

  For children, science provides the answers to many questions, an extension of the world around them and the development of life skills. Introducing this at an early age is vital for encouraging curious and thoughtful minds. In this Q&A session, we interview Kathy Bolouri, Principal of White Lodge Phoenix… [Read more...]

Parent’s guide to holiday activities for kids in Singapore & Malaysia

Parent’s guide to holiday activities for kids in Singapore & Malaysia

The school holidays are the perfect time for children to catch up with friends and family, partake in new activities and relax after the school year. However, preparing for the festive season and organising activities for the little ones also means that this can be a stressful time for parents and carers. In… [Read more...]

Educational apps for kids - White Lodge Educational Team's top picks

Educational apps for kids - White Lodge Educational Team's top picks

  Technology has transformed the educational sector in numerous ways. From online classes to interactive whiteboards, the way we approach learning has advanced considerably in recent years. When used in an effective way, technology can provide a valuable source of knowledge. In this article, the White Lodge… [Read more...]

How to nurture strong emotional intelligence in children

How to nurture strong emotional intelligence in children

  Emotions play a fundamental role in learning. Not only do they motivate us to take actions and make decisions, they have a strong influence on how we think and communicate with others. Emotional intelligence has been recognised as an essential skill in the modern world.   However, is not an easy skill to… [Read more...]

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...]

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

Checklist: Three things you should consider when choosing a preschool

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...]

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...]