SEL Resources for Parents

May Holiday - Caring for our Children’s Well-being During the COVID-19 Period

The COVID-19 situation has been an unprecedented crisis affecting all of us. Having school holidays during the Circuit Breaker period can be tough, with children feeling disappointed about missing out on family trips and local tours, and bored because they have to stay at home.

These Holiday Care Packs were specially prepared to help students stay positive, stay healthy, and stay safe online. They also contain suggestions on how they can make the best use of the break through Values In Action@Home and family bonding activities.

Note to parents: The resources have been updated on 5 May. We encourage parents, especially of primary school students, to provide guidance as they navigate the online resources.

Holiday Care Pack for Primary 1 and 2 students

Holiday Care Pack for Primary 3 to 6 students

Holiday Care Pack for Secondary students

Holiday Care Pack for Pre-University students

Please feel free to download these Holiday Care Packs and go through the activities with your children! Have a meaningful May holiday!



Providing Social and Emotional Support For Your Child: A Collection of Resources for Parents

This brochure provides an overview of resources for parents in providing social and emotional support.



Journeying with Our Children,
Achieving Their Aspirations

This guide for parents contains tips and advice on ECG and considerations at key education stages to guide our children.

For further information on ECG and the delivery of ECG in Singapore schools, please click here.



Relating Well With Our Children

Communicating with our children is one of our best ways of building bonds. How can we help our children know that we care for them? Here are tips on relating well with our children through active listening and S.P.A.C.E.



Social Skills To Prepare Your Child for P1

Helping your child develop social skills enables them to make friends, interact well with others and prepare for learning in school. Practise these specific skills to prepare your child for Primary 1!



Transition resources

Starting a new phase in school can be daunting and stressful for our children. This set of resources offers tips on how you can offer the vital home support to help your child cope with the transitions.



Resilience Boosters

Adversity is part and parcel of life and we aim to help our children develop resilience. Resilience is the ability to adapt positively and persevere in the face of challenges. As the significant adult in your child’s life, the caring and supportive relationship you have with your child is essential in helping him/her build resilience. The following resources capture some ways in which you can help your child strengthen his/her resilience.



Praise

Are there better ways to praise our children? Research shows that praising our children effectively can help to increase their confidence, motivation and engagement in learning. Conversely, inappropriate praise may affect children’s self-esteem, create excessive pressure or hinder their growth. How we praise our children matters. Find out more tips on giving praise effectively.



Gratitude

Quality time with our families is so important. There are so many things we can do together to make every minute count. Are there some simple activities and habits we can pick up to boost the positive feelings and enhance relationships in the family? The answer is Yes! Read the infographic for 5 simple tips we can use to practise gratitude with our families.



Building S.P.A.C.E Into Our Conversations

‘Support’, ‘Problem Solve’, ‘Affirm’, ‘Cheer’ and ‘Empower’ are tips that you can consider when you relate with your child and help them build resilience.



Raising Confident Children

A sense of competence and belonging is essential for helping children develop self-confidence. As parents, we have an important role to play in guiding our children to develop the skills to build their confidence and resilience. These resources provide some suggestions on how we can guide our children to develop a growth mindset, make good decisions and build positive relationships.



ECG Portal – MySkillsFuture

This brochure highlights the key features in MySkillsFuture and how parents can tap on the Portal to support their children in their education and career planning.

For further information on ECG and the delivery of ECG in Singapore schools, please click here.