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A Good Start: An Initiative by KidSTART that Affirms the Lifelong Influence of a Child’s Early Years



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KidSTART inspires Singaporeans to reflect on the lasting impact of their early childhood experiences, and start taking action towards giving children a good start in life.

Early childhood experiences are crucial to a child’s long-term cognitive, social and emotional development. Yet, there are still many misconceptions about children’s development in the early years.

A Good Start, launched by KidSTART , is a public awareness initiative that aims to highlight the long-term influence of a child’s early years on their growth. The initiative looks to spotlight the significance of a child’s early years by inviting Singaporeans to reflect on their own early childhood experiences.

In reflecting on their own early years, KidSTART hopes it will bring out a newfound understanding of the lasting impact the first few years can have on children’s lives and will inspire Singaporeans to take action in supporting children’s holistic development during the pre-school ages. Such support is especially critical for children in lower income families.

As part of the A Good Start initiative, a three-part video series will be released on KidSTART’s social media pages to demonstrate the lasting impact of a parent’s active involvement in their child’s early years.

Titled “A Good Start: Heart-to-Heart”, the video series will feature notable parenting influencers such as Charmaine Seah-Ong and Azzah Fariha, as well as KidSTART beneficiaries in intimate conversations alongside their family members about their early childhood years.

 

The first video in the series featuring Charmaine Seah-Ong and her father, Phillip Seah, has been launched on KidSTART’s Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn, and the other two videos will be launched subsequently in February and March. 

To extend the conversation around the long-term influence of one’s early years, the initiative will also invite Singaporeans from all walks of life to share their personal reflections and experiences of what their parents did in early years that had a lasting impact on them under the hashtag #ThankYouForAGoodStart.

For more information on KidSTART, visit here. 

Image credits KidSTART 

 


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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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