A Day in the life of Learning Skills

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A Day in the life of Learning Skills At Learning Skills International School, our mission is to “Prepare children for tomorrow’s world.” While that sounds inspirational, you’re probably asking yourself, “What does that actually mean?” There are several ways that we prepare our children: student centered classrooms, a modern curriculum and devoted teachers. However, the best way to truly answer that question is to give you a glimpse of what a day in the life of Learning Skills looks like. Morning Meetings with our kids   Before classes start every day, we have a meeting at 8am to just talk and reconnect with our kids. We discuss everything from current affairs and politics to their feelings and their homework. This […]

SUMMER CAMP AND ACTIVITIES LIST

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Hello Parents! So summer vacation is almost here and I believe you are wondering…..”What activities and camps can the kids get into this year?” Well we are here to the rescue as we have put together a list of great camps and activity programmes for your kids. Let them channel all their adrenalin and curious minds to programmes that will leave them recreated and psyched up for the new academic year. These camps and activities have been selected based on recommendations by parents and childminders. Our selection ranges from Science, Music, Crafts, french and some of the summer camps even offer Field Trips! We are spoilt for choice! We will keep updating this list as and when we get more […]

Breastfeeding as a First Time Mother – Sheena Schwartz

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When my son was 1 week old I started going to a support group called La Leche League (LLL) and talked to other women who were in the same position as me – struggling with breastfeeding. Any issue you can think of, someone there was going through it – inverted nipples, cracked sore nipples, painful latch, low supply.  Just going back to the group each week and discussing my pain and struggles gave me the strength I needed to make it through to the next week.  I had developed a bleb on my right nipple. It basically looks like a pimple on your nipple. (Talk about painful!) Our LLL leader suggested pumping on that nipple and nursing on the other while […]

30 Questions to Investigate Your Child’s Beliefs

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How many times have you looked into your child’s eyes and said “I love you”? How many times have you watched your child disappear behind those big school doors and thought to yourself, ‘I hope they will survive the challenges that life has in store for them’? How many times have you cuddled your child to sleep, hoping he or she will have a happy and purposeful life lived to their full potential? I am convinced the answer is an infinite number of times! But what gives us permission to make those choices that allow us to live life passionately or indifferently, purposefully or without direction, actively or inactively? What gives us permission to make the choices that allow us […]

QOD Baby Sleep Training

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We have a very active parents Whatsapp group discussing all sorts of topics daily. Expect different topics in our question of the day all derived from our Whatsapp group.  Question: Hi Mummys, I hv a 10 month old who won’t sleep through the night. He wakes up about 3 times n goes bk to bed on the breast. I’m trying to wean him off bm but he doesn’t drink from bottle no matter what we tried. So the issue is, if I succeed at weaning him, what does He drink when he wakes up at night? A few things to consider:  1. You can teach your baby the difference between day and night. For the first few days you won’t […]

Discussion of the day: What do you do if your baby won’t drink formula?

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Our Whatsapp group is quite active during the week. One of the topics that came up recently was babies who would not take formula after exclusive breastfeeding. Do babies get used to breast milk so much that they are unwilling to try another milk? What does one do in a case like that? My daughter refused to try any bottle and so I had to switch to spoon feeding her cereal with milk straight from the breasts.😳 Here’s what was said: Lead comment: My baby won’t drink formula milk. I’ve tried all the brands. Nada! Only breast milk and I’m not a big person and I’m afraid my breasts will vanish cos chale after breast feeding goals is important.. Now […]

Boost Your Child’s Confidence in the F Word – These 10 Ways

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Veronica Owusu-Byczkowska I had my share of struggles with the F word. Fortunately, time and experience open your eyes. I have come to understand the hidden beauty and necessity of this very little understood expression. But what if your child too is struggling with talk of the F word? F for FAILURE. As a parent, that raises my concern. “Argh! Mummy! I can’t tie my shoelaces! I can’t!” “Mum, I hate Maths!. I couldn’t answer the questions the teacher asked me!” “My project wasn’t accepted, I can’t do anything right!” “I didn’t make it into the football team.” “Mum, somebody stole my bike from the playground!!!” Are these few examples of our children’s misfortunes and frustrations signs of being a […]