Tips for parents to enrich your child’s life, using a shoestring budget but with spectacular results
Updated: 5 days ago
Use your neighbourhood library
Did you know that as a Singaporean / PR, you can borrow up to 32 books? 16 physical and 16 Ebooks.
In our previous article (https://www.nurtureinfant.com/post/the-importance-of-reading-to-children), we have explained some of the benefits of reading to your child.
When children are still infants, they learn via their auditory senses instead of sight.
So, reading to your children will train their language skills.
For your older children, age 5 and above, you can borrow the physical books them. For younger children, try borrowing audio books to stimulate their language skills.
Here at Nurture Infant House / (Genesis Childcare 1989), we have dedicated reading and story telling time for our children every week.
We believe that regular and frequent efforts to read to our children will help them discover the joy of reading, not to mention the ability to excel in school later on😊
How about activities beyond books? Check out the NLB Eventbrite page and NLB mobile app. There are many free activities that you can sign up for, they can even be attended online, from the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about NLB services, you can contact us and we will be happy to help.
Activate your ActiveSG membership
If you are a Singaporean/PR, ActiveSG membership registration is free!
With the membership, you can get $100 (valid for a limited period), which can be used for admissions into public swimming pools and gyms. In addition, your child can get free supplementary membership too! Check out more details at the ActiveSG page https://www.myactivesg.com/About-ActiveSG/Membership
Exercising together as a family can be a wonderful time to bond and create precious memories for your child. Not to mention the additional benefits of getting fit and healthy too!
At Nurture Infant House / (Genesis Childcare 1989), we have regular physical activities and play time for our children. These can be games, dance or sports activities. We believe that these activities will strengthen their aerobic, balance, flexibility, muscular endurance and strength! Most importantly, our children love to have fun!
Check out our youtube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBJ-cothASdNUnRAs30bg_w) and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/genesischildcare1989/) for more videos and pictures!
Go for trial enrichment courses instead of signing on the full package
With some research, you can bring your children for trial enrichment classes for as low as $15! These can include story telling/reading, creative writing or even gymnastics. Some other enrichment lessons that can be considered are robotics, suitable for children that are above 5 years old.
Trial lessons are good because you can gauge your child’s interest and ability in the area, without spending too much money. It can also be a time where you can chill and relax (even if it is just for a little while). If you would like to find out more, do contact us for more information.
Use the resources that you have, try and increase the resources too
“It takes a village to raise a child” – African proverb
In busy Singapore, many parents have to take on multiple roles. Parent, son/daughter, son/daughter in law, friend, worker, colleague, friend.
As parents, it might be difficult to fully fulfill all the needs of your child.
Consider this: You will need to cook, feed, clothe and provide for your child but at the same time, teach him the values and skills that you want him to learn. It is a tremendous, time-consuming task for 2 people!
Review the resources that you have. Are you in any parents support group? Do you have a group of friends who are in the same life stage as you and you can count on them for some timely advice or support when needed? How about your extended family? Can they help to look after your child or assist in taking care of your child when you need to work late sometimes? Can you increase the resources that you have to look after your child?
Here at Nurture Infant House / (Genesis Childcare 1989), we believe in providing quality care to nurture our babies, yet at the same time, maintain affordable fees to parents. We understand that parents are very busy nowadays and need much support to take care of their precious ones. We have the right expertise to nurture your child and can provide resources to support parents in many areas.
Every parent wants to have the best for their child. If you need help in taking care of your precious little one, why not whatsApp us at 96664141? We love children and we will be happy to help!
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