Hong Kong preschools rank low in EIU index

Hong Kong preschools ranked 19th out of 45 nations in the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) index Starting Well is an Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) research programme, commissioned by the Lien Foundation of Singapore, which ranks the preschool environments in 45 countries in OECD countries and emerging nations. The EIU interviewed a number of experts from … Read more

Toddler Christmas activity

Looking for fun toddler Christmas activities? Here is one that teaches Christmas vocabulary and gross motor skills while listening to Christmas carols at home. I call it “Christmas spot and hop!” Age Group: for ages 18 months and up Location: Indoor toddler activity Preschool Core Skills: Literacy: Christmas vocabulary and following to instructions Gross motor: … Read more

Fruit Candy Cane

Does your child love eating fruit? Here is a fun holiday-themed toddler activity that teaches math concepts and fine motor skills while providing a nutritious snack. During the holidays with so much candy and sweet treats within reach it can be difficult to maintain healthy eating habits. So how about a “Fruit Candy Cane”! Age … Read more

Sqooll’s “awesome” review on Little Steps Asia

Little Steps spreads the word on the launch of the “awesome” Sqooll Activity Packs and how they help busy parents organize learning activities to teach toddlers at home. Little Steps is Asia’s leading e-newsletter and website delivering the inside scoop on what to do, buy, and discover in Hong Kong and beyond. They scout, taste … Read more

Easy toddler Thanksgiving decorations

We are making easy toddler Thanksgiving decorations for the dinner table. We plan to use these fun turkeys as serviette holders on each place setting. I had fun making this toddler craft activity to start a new Thanksgiving tradition with my American husband and my two year old! Age Group: From two years and up … Read more

Toddler and preschool activity to explore the world of colour

Here is a toddler and preschool activity that will help your child explore the world of colour which helps them learn math concepts and vocabulary in a fun way. It is simple to make and your child will immediately see the world around them in an new way. Also a great excuse to get out … Read more

Rainy day activity “Mini-Disco”

Here is a fun rainy day activity that will get your toddler moving to release some energy. At the same time they will be developing their gross motor skills. How about a rainy day mini-disco! Age group: 1 to 4 years Parent Prep: Step 1: Choose your music. How about some R&B or a fun … Read more

Childhood stimulation key to brain development

Scientists found that the more mental stimulation a child gets around the age of four, the more developed the parts of their brains dedicated to language and cognition will be in the decades ahead. An early childhood surrounded by books and educational toys will leave positive fingerprints on the development of a a person’s brain … Read more

Sqooll is open!

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all parents to Sqooll. I am thrilled to begin helping you with fun filled activities plus much, much more! Please check the “Sqooll Report” for regular updates, fun learning activities, toddler book recommendations and my weekly Friday Tips & Tricks article. You can also follow us … Read more