Getting ready for Primary 1: review of MOE’s activity book for parents

By Stephanie Yeo   — July 10, 2016
  • Activity book for parents of kids entering Primary 1
    1 / 5 Activity book for parents of kids entering Primary 1

     

    Parents of kids in Primary 1 this year received a special activity book from the Ministry of Education last November (pictured).

    The 104-page hardcover book, which comes with sheets of stickers, has 10 tips and 50 suggested activities to help kids with the transition to a new school environment.

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  • Mummy's review
    2 / 5 Mummy's review

    It will also be given to parents whose kids will enter P1 next year.

    YP deputy editor Elisa Chia, whose elder child is now in P3, reviews the book:

     

    “Flipping through the illustrated pages quickly, I initially mistook this for a fun journal for the new pupils.

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  • Easing P1 jitters
    3 / 5 Easing P1 jitters

    “But when I read it, I thought: ‘What a well-planned survival kit for the kids – and parents.’

     

    “If I had been given this book two years ago, it would no doubt have helped to ease the P1 jitters – mine, not my daughter’s.

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  • A boon for parents
    4 / 5 A boon for parents

     

    “While her preschool, like many others, developed her soft skills reasonably well for primary-school life, there weren’t many resources available for parents.

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  • Bonding opportunities
    5 / 5 Bonding opportunities

     

    “If I had this book, I would’ve learnt useful tips, such as how to teach my kid to pack her bag, and what to ask beyond “How was your day?” to bond better with her.

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