How to help your child thrive at home

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Issue 11: 21 Apr 2020
Every week, HEADlines brings you the latest news, stories and commentaries
in education and healthcare. This week, get insights on the latest developments
in education.  
Making the best out of our stay-at-home situation: How to help your child thrive at home

As schools and workplaces remain closed, parents continue to juggle their work with helping their children adjust to home-based learning. However, every cloud has a silver lining: staying at home gives parents the opportunity to play an active role in stewarding their children's education and well-being. After all, parents are the most important teachers.

From Lego blocks and ropes to everyday spaces, parents and educators are sharing creative ways to incorporate play-based learning into their stay-at-home lives. BooksYouTube videos, and subtitled TV shows have also been suggested as ways to develop children's learning and developmental skills.

This pandemic also gives educators and parents a real-life example to teach children about science and global affairs, as well as climate issues. In these unprecedented times, instead of feeling anxious, let's make the best out of our situation. We should be thankful for the opportunity to spend quality time with our families, and engage in meaningful activities that we may not have had the time to do so otherwise.
Editor's Picks: Education after COVID-19
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Childhood education can no longer be about standardised tests, but learning powered by the health and wellbeing of children and teachers.
There is room in the Singapore education system, and in our mindsets, for a little educational passion.
Education systems must continue to grow in low- and middle-income countries, whose young people will profoundly shape the world.
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A team of digital humanists set out to quantitatively analyse 'girl culture' in children's literature.
More than half of US states still test teachers on learning styles, even after science has debunked the theory.
How do you teach computer programming to students who don't have computers? A Kenyan university lecturer shows you how.

That's all for the week!
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