Getting your kid ready for Pri 1: Not just about ABCs or simple sums

Madam Bernice Sum and her husband Roger Chua with their children. Madam Sum's son will be entering Primary 1.
Madam Bernice Sum and her husband Roger Chua with their children. Madam Sum's son will be entering Primary 1.ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR

SINGAPORE - To calm her six-year-old son's first-day-of-school jitters, Madam Bernice Sum has been filling his mind with positive thoughts about what he has to look forward to.

"I tell him that he will get to meet new friends and learn new things. He will get to be in the same school as his sister, and he'll get a new bag and new stationery, which make him a bit more excited," she says.

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