Blogs


January 10, 2018

Helping Children Learn Faster and Retain More

Achieving the very best outcomes in Education is all about team work. Parents play an essential role in...
December 6, 2017

My Favourite Teacher

When I was five I got cuddles. She greeted me with an incredible smile and made me feel like the most special child in the room...
November 23, 2017

What Parents Don’t Know (but Should) about Schools and Current Education Trends in Malaysia

There are over 100 international schools in Malaysia now so parents are truly spoilt for choice when it comes to selecting the right one for their children.
November 15, 2017

Assessment verse Testing; the unusual obsession.

When it comes to tracking a student’s progress, many parents place a lot of importance on test scores. In the US, students spend...
November 14, 2017

Kingsgate International School appoints world famous Juilliard Music graduate Helen Lin

We are excited to announce the appointment of Helen Lin as our Music teacher at Kingsgate International School.
October 13, 2017

Cooking in Kindergarten

Cooking can help young kids learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills.
October 12, 2017

Kingsgate Kids (Part 3): What are the principles of high quality play?

Through ‘Play’, children are learning at a level that has relevance to their understanding. As such play presents itself in many formats. Thus, there is no right or wrong way of learning.
October 11, 2017

The Benefits of Playing with Play Dough

We all know that play dough is fun and popular with young children, but apart from making a mess what is it really good for?
October 10, 2017

The Benefits of Water Play

We love encouraging kids to play, be it outside play, windy weather play or water play. But what are the benefits of water play for kids?
October 9, 2017

Kingsgate Kids (Part 2): Why is ‘Active learning’ important as opposed to the isolation or memorisation of facts and figures?

In short active learning requires children to be involved and engaged in with an activity.
October 5, 2017

Why toy blocks rock: The science of building and construction toys

It’s universal, and it’s powerful: Toy blocks and other construction toys can change the way kids think. Building projects stimulate creativity, and sharpen crucial skills.
October 4, 2017

The Benefits of Role Play for Children

Most children have an identifiable primary carer -the person to whom the child is most strongly attached, and who they watch and learn from at an amazing rate.
October 2, 2017

Kingsgate Kids (Part 1): What is ‘Play based learning’ and why is it important?

The use of play by children of all ages is not questioned but is often accepted as being a natural part of childhood.
September 27, 2017

Understand the Attributes of Preschoolers

Just as infant and toddler classrooms are designed to meet the special needs of very young children, preschool classrooms must take into account the social, emotional, and intellectual characteristics of 3-, 4-, and 5-year-olds and the cultural backgrounds of these children.
September 20, 2017

Creativity Its Place in Education

Creative students lead richer lives and, in the longer term, make a valuable contribution to society. Surely those are reasons enough to bother.
September 14, 2017

How to Feed our Brains to Maximize Learning

Best food for your brain. The Sugar Balance, Essential Fats, Vitamins and Minerals, Anti-Nutrients and Hydration.