“How many parents here believe that they have a complete understanding of how their child feels and behaves?”
With that, Eye Level Singapore began its very first run of our Eye Level Training Academy (ELTA) workshops, specifically tailored for parents to learn more about their children’s development. Held on 19th May 2017 at 7:30pm in TKP Conference Hall, the theme for our first workshop was entitled, “Maximize Your Child’s Development”.
Before the workshop, comprehensive notes were placed on the desks for our valued parents.
Eye Level parents were greeted by Mr Sheng Weilun, who has had 7 years of experience in the Children Enrichment Industry.
During the first half of our workshop, Mr Sheng introduced our parents to the understanding of their own children through basic developmental theories, and coached them on how to apply those theories in the real world.
Halfway through the session, parents were given a break to enjoy the sumptuous dinner and had the opportunity to network with the fellow Eye Level Parents to share personal insights and experiences of their own. Some of the parents also had the chance to speak to Mr Sheng, and other HQ Staff.
In the second half of the workshop, Mr Sheng went through tips on how to develop and cultivate self-directed learning habits – A Ministry of Education (MOE) 21st Century Competency for all school-going children.
Towards the end of the workshop, Mr Sheng held a discussion with parents, on how parents and teachers should work together to maximise the development of their children. Various exercises were also incorporated into the workshop, to allow parents to put in practice what they’ve learnt immediately. These activities challenged the parents to brainstorm and reflect on various aspects of their children’s development.
The success of this event is accentuated by the feedback we have received. 100% of the parents who attended agreed that the content presented was relevant to their role as parents, and that Mr Sheng was very helpful in bringing across pointers linked to their own children’s development. On top of that, majority said that they would be very willing to attend future ELTA parenting workshops.
Eye Level Singapore holds the ELTA parenting workshops on a monthly basis. You may visit our website (http://elta.myeyelevel.net) for our next workshop updates. We look forward to seeing you!