Entries by Estella Tsui

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Introduction to Mindfulness

What is mindfulness? Webster’s dictionary defines it as the quality or state of being mindful; the practice of maintaining a non-judgemental state of heightened or complete awareness of one’s thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis. While a good explanation, this definition doesn’t capture the true essence of what we believe mindfulness is, especially […]

Piptree Curriculum – What is Emotional Intelligence?

The Piptree Curriculum is based on five principles; one of them is Emotional Intelligence. Emotional self-regulation is a major part of emotional intelligence and is a person’s ability to manage their experience and expression of their emotions. With lots of time and practice, a child can improve their capacity for emotional self-regulation. We can see […]

Learning through Play

Unlike older children, early years children are unable to learn through abstract or passive methods. Young children learn best through direct hands-on experience. The need to actively explore and manipulate materials and toys; discovering answers, properties, relationships, skills and concepts for themselves. Environments need to deliver knowledge and experiences relevant to a child’s personal knowledge […]