Have one child in upper primary, another in lower secondary, and finding a way to get both reading more and doing better in school? We've got the perfect combo for you!
For upper primary: i Magazine (for 10 y/o+)
Get your Gen Z child reading more and doing better in the PSLE English exam
Are you struggling to get your upper primary child to be more well-read? i magazines are specially written to get every young Gen Z student reading more and doing better in all 4 papers of the PSLE English exam.
It contains #trending topics that would interest a young reader 10 years old and above. The articles are written by former MOE teachers and will increase general knowledge of your child, which is especially important to do well in the Oral and Writing components of the PSLE exam.
Each issue also contains QR codes to videos and audio clips to excite and engage a young person in digital ways for the below:
- Model examples of Oral stimulus-based conversations
- Listening Comprehension practice
- YouTube videos to supplement content discussed in the articles
i magazine will help every reader to:
- Be more knowledgeable about trends in Singapore and the world
- Expand their vocabulary
- Improve in writing skills, language use and comprehension skills, listening comprehension skills, and oral communication skills
Issue 17 - "Colours"
We begin the year with the vibrant theme of colours. From the arresting orange-red hues of the rising sun to the iridescent tails of peacocks, your child will learn not only how colours enhance the beauty of nature but also how it can sometimes be a cause of discrimination. Are some colours simply better or luckier than others?
Issue 18 -"Survival" (publishing in April)
Survival is at the core of evolution. This issue discusses the idea of survival in a wide variety of areas, from the tricks of survival in the animal kingdom, to the evolving methods of survival of Man to the simple hacks to survive school, exams, and life's crises. How has the nature of survival changed today?
Issue 19 - "Content Creators" (publishing in July)
This is the golden age of content, with many new online platforms and channels springing up. From social media contenders such as TikTok, Snapchat and Tellonym to local content creators such as TheSmartLocal, NOC and Our Grandfather Story, the amount of information we are bombarded with is overwhelming. To what extent do these content creators influence and shape the thinking of the young generation?
Issue 20 -"Farming Redefined" (publishing in August)
The idea of farming has evolved over time. Today's farming is not simply confined to idyllic villages but has been increasingly asserting its presence in the bustling cosmopolitan cities. Urban versions of farms, or miniature farms, have sprouted on rooftops of high-rise apartments, in balconies, and even in the shared spaces in the neighbourhood. More than flowers and 'money plants', people are interested in growing their own food, such as tomatoes, spinach and cabbage. What can the young learn from the art of cultivation?
For lower secondary: Inspire Magazine (for 12 y/o+)
Get your Instagrammer teenager reading more and doing better in the English exam
Inspire magazines are specially written for Generation Z students aged 13 and above with #trending topics they care about and will want to read.
Each issue contains QR codes to YouTube videos to engage a young reader in digital ways, as well as worksheets to help your child improve their language and critical thinking skills.
The publication is written by a highly qualified team of MOE-trained former teachers to help secondary school students do better in their English exams.
Inspire magazines cover #trending topics in the below 6 essay formats to help students master all 5 writing styles:
- Argumentative Essay
- Descriptive Essay
- Expository Essay
- Narrative Essay
- Personal Recount Essay
Inspire was nominated Best Education Title by Singapore Book Awards in 2018. By engaging your child with #trending topics and digital media, !nspire will help your child to:
- Master the 5 essay formats
- Develop critical thinking, writing, reading, listening, and oral skills
- Increase general knowledge
Issue 29 - "Young At Work"
Meet the young owner of Gojek, and the young man who did not let his disability get in the way of pursuing his passion in acting. Get to know the Jewish teenager Anne Frank whose diary changed the world. This issue aims to inspire young people, with a focus on young leaders, young volunteers and young entrepreneurs.
Issue 30 -"Fusion" (publishing in April)
Fusion - of food, races, cultures, the arts, and even languages. How popular are fusion foods? What does a fusion dance performance look and feel like? Are modern languages fusional languages? Should colloquial languages be encouraged? What are the challenges faced by those of mixed identity? This theme allows an interesting exploration of a wide variety of issues.
Issue 31 - "The Evolution Of Online Platforms" (publishing in July)
Online platforms today have redefined study, work and play. They have risen significantly in popularity in recent times, partly due to the global lockdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic. TikTok, Zoom and Google Meet have become favourite platforms for online learning, work and even for virtual social gatherings. Social gaming has also been on the rise, with video games such as 'Minecraft' and 'Overwatch' being played with online friends on a virtual platform. Are these online platforms helping us lead a better life?
Double Issue 32 + 33 - "The Exam Issue" (publishing in August)
Exam time? Let us help. Inside this double issue is a treasure trove of original essays (of different genres) and comprehension texts, paired with detailed notes and exam-styled worksheets, and peppered with thoughtful illustrations.
A range of topics will be covered, with an explicit focus on skills to ace the Paper 1 and Paper 2 components of the GCE O-Level English Language examinations. We also share tips and common errors.