Primary 1: Establish a routine to start school on the right note

Ms Irene Nah says her nine-year-old son Tan Jae En took about six months to settle down in school when he was in Primary 1. ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG
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SINGAPORE – When Ms Irene Nah’s son started Primary 1 two years ago, he refused to sleep early and could not accept that he had to prepare ahead for his weekly spelling and tingxie (Chinese spelling).

“We tried many ways (to motivate him), including using a reward system, but they didn’t work,” says the 43-year-old freelance baker whose son, Tan Jae En, is nine this year.

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