Practice Guidelines

The following provides the outline for how a regular session of home practice should be conducted with your child. There are no hard and fast rules, except for these points:

  • Keep the amount of time spent on the activities short – no more than 15 minutes per sitting.
  • You can vary the choice of activities throughout the day but always begin with the preparation activities.
  • Ideally, try to help your child to enjoy most of the activities, but do not force it. The emphasis should always be on making the activities fun.
  • Try to make the practice a part of your child’s daily routine, for example, after meal time, or first thing in the morning. Do not select times when your child might be distracted or upset due to hunger (before meal times) or tired (before bedtime). This is especially important for very young children who are easily affected by such times.
  • The key to successful practice is to have a happy and relaxed child so always cater to your child’s needs first.
  • If your child has special needs, try to do more practice.

Published by Shen-Li

Shen-Li is a stay-home mum to two boys who have been the inspiration for her interest in child development and education. She searches for the balance in child development methods and the educational philosophies that will enable the nurture of happy, confident and successful children. She shares her views and findings at Figur8.

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