Tips to prepare your child for PSLE

Hmmm….PSLE year!  Let us plan ahead so that we are all prepare for PSLE. Parents play an important role in making sure that children are on the right tracks toward preparing for their exam. Each child is different hence there is no one good plan that fits all. We have to keep in mind the needs and abilities of our child.

Here’s some tips:

Set the Goal

Set the goal together with your child. Ask him what he want to achieve in the PSLE. Write the goal somewhere there is visible. Re-assuring your child that this is a team effort. You will facilitate him and he has to put him effort in order to achieve the goal.

Schedule (time-table)

Schedule is important. It guide them to know what is their priority and when to study/revise for each subject. Here’s the example of time table.

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Past Year Exam Papers

Practice! Practice! Practice! Buy the past year exam papers and let them practice.

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Sports for Children

Beside letting the children playing with the electronic gadget, I do encourage the kids to use the time to do more sports. Not only do sports help them burn off excess energy and have fun, they are also proven to help with focus, self-esteem, and emotional control.

Here’s are some of the sports that i personally find it interesting.

1. ARCHERY

Archery help children to focus and also improve the balance and coordination. By drawing a bow strengthens their core muscles, which help to improve the their balance and stability and  hand-eye coordination. This will help the children perform in other aspects of life.

Archery Club Singapore
http://www.archeryclubspore.com/

2. FENCING

Fencing let the children learn to be good sportsmanship, self-discipline and gain quick reflexes. The game require strategy in order to attack your opponent is many different ways. They will gain a sense of accomplishment when winning!

Asgard Fencing
Modern Fencing Academy

Fencing Masters
http://fencingmasters.com/fm/

3. Sailing

Sailing is an exciting and fun sport. Learning to sail will help to gain confidence, sense of directions, spatial awareness and weather knowledge. It is quite not a popular sport in Singapore yet but parents do consider this.

 

Singapore Sailing Federation
http://sailing.org.sg/

SAF Yacht Club
http://www.safyc.org.sg/

4. Water Polo

Water Polo is a intense sport for children. It require them to tread water and swim for long periods. The game let the children learn team work and also increase self determination.
Pacer Water Polo
Singapore Swimming Association