“To enable every child to build a strong and balanced foundation in life skills, with self-esteem & confidence in their own abilities.”
The Balanced Child was established by Cherian Thomas, a business consultant, because of his own children’s experience with the Singapore primary school system. This is particularly so with the award winning Singapore approach to teaching Maths and Science. He believes that the value of the Singapore experience can and should be shared with primary school children everywhere, particularly given the increasing importance of these critical life skills.
To provide a balanced learning foundation, TheBalancedChild complements the workbooks with a specially selected range of STEM (Science-Tech-Engineering Maths) toys. They include Coding, Electronic Science and Mechanical Science, to augment the intellectual book learning with experiential learning.
Cherian and his wife have two children who spent their first few years in the Singapore primary school system before they moved to Australia. That grounding gave the children a headstart in Australia. They both won scholarships to two of the premier private schools in Melbourne, and have subsequently found success beyond school. A key element of their success had been their use of Maths, Science and English supplementary workbooks based on the Singapore curriculum. They are ‘fondly’ referred to as ‘Funwork’ at home, as distinct from Homework brought back from school. They are now supplemented by creative ‘STEM’ toys and Maths & English educational games.
Maths and Science are disciplines that commonly generate anxiety among children, often even among their parents. Many children divert to other learning pursuits in their teens, needlessly in many cases, simply to get away from their discomfort with these subjects. But if handled with thought and care, particularly in the early learning years, most children grow to be at ease with these subjects, viewing them as indispensable skills for everyday life.
Parents have a key role to play in their children’s success. It takes only an additional half-hour of ‘Funwork’ a day to keep school blues at bay – and create leaders of the future.
The Balanced Child has established firm partnerships with publishers in Singapore who specialise in primary school Maths, Science & English workbooks, with the prime purpose of bringing the benefits of these books to children everywhere.
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