Articles by the Team @ Owl Readers Club

Investing in Childhood Education

Investing in Childhood Education

Early education does provide the foundation necessary for later stages of the learning process. The significance of early childhood education cannot be overlooked. The formative years in our children are the most important years in child-development and there are so many different products available for a pretty penny designed to help your child get an edge over his peers.
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My Child Does Not Want To Go To School!

My Child Does Not Want To Go To School!

The desire to go to school is different for every child. Some kids love to go to school, they count the hours until it is time to take them to their classroom. Other kids hate school more than anything else in the world. They use all kind of excuses to skip school. School feels like torture for them.

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My Kid Does Not Have Friends, How Can I Help?

My Kid Does Not Have Friends, How Can I Help?

Not all kids are interactive and sociable by nature. Not every kid wants to be the leader or the person to take the first step, make the first move. These kids prefer the comfort of their shell. Never judge a child's social standing by the number of friends his has. Often, this can be misleading. A chatty, active child may seem to be constantly be surrounded by people but that doesn’t mean that they are his friends. Many parents believe that their kid should have many friends in school or kindergarten. This is not always relevant and it is not always that important. Your kid might have only one friend, but this might be enough if he feels happy and contented.
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Discussing difficult topics

Discussing difficult topics

As parents, it is our duty to insulate our children from the bad stuff happening in the world but we are also aware that we can’t protect their innocence forever. Sooner or later, we will have to talk about the difficult topics, and by difficult topics I don’t mean talking about the birds and the bees – those will have its time and place – I’m talking about death and divorce.
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Raising a Bilingual Child

Raising a Bilingual Child

Our resident writers share their experiences of learning a second language in their childhood years and also share tips on how to raise a bilingual child.
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The Importance of Singlish?!

The Importance of Singlish?!

Singlish - to speak or not to speak?
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Setting Up a Creative Environment at Home

Setting Up a Creative Environment at Home

Creativity requires nurturing and it isn’t as easy as simply taking up a course. The best place for a child to start developing creativity is at home. Perhaps the single most important activity you can do with and for your kid is to cultivate a reading habit. Reading feeds the brain and gives the child the foundation to build a make-believe world or to make sense of the world around him. It is also important to note that reading should be pleasurable and not be seen as a punishment.
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Chinese Dialects - Our disappearing culture heritage ...

Chinese Dialects - Our disappearing culture heritage ...

One simply cannot claim to be a “local boy” or “kampong girl” if one cannot pepper dialect into daily conversations. You can be in any part of the world and the one sure way you can recognize a fellow Singaporean is by the way they speak.
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Creativity: Nature or nurture?

Creativity: Nature or nurture?

Is creativity an innate talent that children are born with or a skill set honed and developed over time?
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Help! My Child Isn’t Interested in Anything!

Help! My Child Isn’t Interested in Anything!

Children are naturally curious, so why then are some parents faced with the challenge of motivating their child to read or play or pick up a new skill?
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My Child Prefers to Read Comics. Is that ok?

My Child Prefers to Read Comics. Is that ok?

With the slew of superhero movies hitting the box office records this year, I expect to see children ditching their wordy storybooks for graphic novels and helpless parents fretting over their children’s literacy downward spiral.

Before you start yanking your hair out, read on.

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Oliver Jeffers special feature

Oliver Jeffers special feature

This month we shine the spotlight on children’s picture book artist and writer, Mr. Oliver Jeffers.
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