Singapore's first longitudinal study on kindergarten children shows home activities boost maths, language skills

The study found that parents that gave opportunities for children to learn, helped build their child's literacy and numeracy skills. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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SINGAPORE - Regardless of their own income and educational levels, parents providing learning activities at home can have a major influence on developing their young children's maths and language skills.

This was borne out by Singapore first kindergarten study which followed 1,537 children from 80 pre-schools from Kindergarten 1 to Primary 1. The study underscored the importance of pre-school education - as well as the role that parents can play.

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