The Best Books to Read with Your Children

Creating a lifelong love for reading in children begins with the magical moments shared between parents and their little ones during storytime. Choosing the right books can not only foster a deep connection but also stimulate their imagination and curiosity. Here’s a curated list of the best books to read with your children, fostering both […]

The Importance of Encouraging Reading in Children

When it comes to childhood development, encouraging them to read from an early age is a powerful catalyst for growth and enrichment. Whether in the role of parents, caregivers, or educators, nurturing a love for reading in children of all ages is a gift that resonates throughout their formative years. Reading offers a diverse range […]

Key Extracurricular Activities for EY Students

Early Years plays a pivotal role in shaping a child’s cognitive, social, and emotional development. While the traditional classroom setting provides a solid academic foundation, extracurricular activities are instrumental in promoting a holistic learning experience. These activities not only enhance academic skills but also foster creativity, critical thinking, and interpersonal abilities. Here, we explore some […]

What are the Benefits of Nursery Rhymes?

This week at SISD we celebrated World Nursery Rhyme Week. Nursery rhymes aren’t just songs that we never seem to forget even well into adulthood; they are actually incredibly beneficial to children, fostering creativity, cognitive development, and physical skills.  Nursery rhymes aid in literacy and language development Firstly, nursery rhymes are beneficial for literacy and […]

The Benefits of Play Based Learning 

In a world that often emphasises formal education and structured lessons, the concept of play-based learning is gaining momentum. It’s a method that encourages children to learn through play, exploration, and imagination. The benefits of a play-based learning environment are multifaceted, with profound implications for a child’s cognitive, social, and emotional development. At SISD we […]

How To Keep Your Children Motivated At The Start Of Term

The start of term is an exciting time for students at schools, particularly at international schools in Dubai. It’s a fresh beginning, a chance to make new friends, and an opportunity to learn and grow. However, as parents, you may have noticed that maintaining your child’s motivation throughout the term can sometimes be a challenge, […]