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As exams are looming for many of our pupils, beco...

Whether you leapt at the chance of joining after-school activities, or were one of those kids who had to be dragged into attendance, there's no doubt that there is a certain level of importance that lies within the benefits of extra-curricular activities. Join /Parents&Kids/ as they speak with Niki Meehan, Vice President of The British International School Shanghai [1] Puxi, on clubs, facilities and the development of childrens social skills.   *P&K: Can you tell us a little about some...

Each month, the editors at /Shanghai Family /visit a variety of schools, interviewing the students about a range of subjects. This April we headed over to The Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) Pudong to interview the female cast of their James and the Giant Peach production.  The...

  The riotous interior of Celia Bernardo’s small-but-quaint workshop tells you everything you ...

  Each month, the editors at /Shanghai Family /visit a variety of schools, interviewing the kids about a range of subjects. Since our March issue is all about food, we decided to head to Harrow International School Shanghai [1] to talk to Year 2 and Year 3 students about their lunchtime favorites. We got some pretty funny answers--that is, until one of the children said they were hungry enough to eat her friend's eyeballs. After that, we figured it was time to eat. Enjoy this cute ...

Whether it’s a family vacation to the beach, a trip to explore a new city, or just a week or two enjoying some couch time at home, there’s no denying the benefits of school holidays. Time off of work and school has been shown to ease stress, improve mental and physical health, and even strengthen familial relationships. But how long do we let our children relax and play before asking them to do homework? How long is too long to go without learning?   ...

"Kids Talk" is one of our monthly features, where we interview (and photograph) students from various international schools. For our December issue, we headed to the Shanghai American School’s Pudong Campus to get a hands-on experience in the new Early Childhood Center’s teaching kitchen, complete with moveable kid-sized work stations. We were delighted when six kindergarten students showed up, eager to work with us, and to don their brand new SAS chef apparel (aprons and hats embr...

As children, we see our teachers as role models, a...

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