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12 Interesting STEM Facts Every Parent Must Know
12 Interesting STEM Facts Every Parent Must Know

Imagine what life will be 15 years from now with all the innovations and advancements as well as uncertainties. One thing is crystal clear: A career in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) offers so much for our children; opportunity, the chance to shape our world and job stability in an increasingly tech-focused marketplace.

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Winning Strategies For Back To School
Winning Strategies For Back To School

School resumes for most on Monday (I can hear shouts of joys ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜œ from the parents and groans๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ from the children) and itโ€™s time to get the kids ready for back to school. Here are a few tips that has helped me avoid those first week arguments and frustrations.

1. Introduce a Bedtime Routine๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด โ€“ At the minimum a week before school starts get them back into an earlier bedtime routine.


2. Waking Earlier๐Ÿ›€๐Ÿพ โ€“ Start waking your child(ren) at the time they will need to get up for school.


3. Early, Early Night๐Ÿ›Œโ€“ The night before the first day of school let them go to bed very early. If normal bedtime is 8pm, let them sleep at 7.30pm.


4. School Messages๐Ÿ“จ โ€“ Time to check and read all the emails/messages from school that was earlier ignored ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™ˆ


5. Prepare for School Supplies ๐ŸŒ‚โœ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ“šโ€“ Start now to pick up on all school supplies – snacks, stationery, lunch bags, school bag๐ŸŽ’, etc.


6. Back to School Clothing๐Ÿ‘”๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘ž โ€“ Go over your childrenโ€™s clothing now. You will be surprised at what is missing, torn or out grown. Donโ€™t forget trip to the barber/salon.


7. Waking Up The Brain ๐Ÿง  โ€“ Two weeks to school, start to introduce worksheets, reading and writing to help them prepare for school work. VERY IMPORTANT!!!


8. New Term Goals ๐Ÿ“โ€“ Review their last term assessment reports/results to determine areas to work on with their class teacher and have a discussion with your child.


9. School Day Routines๐Ÿ“œ๐Ÿ—“ โ€“ Plan out school day routines. Time to wake, eat, go to school, do homework, house chores, play and go to bed.


10. Finalise Logistics ๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš—โ›น๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธโ€“ Donโ€™t forget to check you have covered pickup and drop off arrangements, carpooling details, after school activities, etc


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