Spotlight on Singapore

Language development in young children
Tan Seok Hui, PhD
Language Development Researcher

Oral language skills play an important role in children’s cognitive development. This article examines the contribution that early vocabulary development makes to children’s subsequent cognitive development, and reports the findings from a recent study on expressive vocabulary for local infants in Singapore.
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What is the beverage consumption pattern of children in Singapore?
Anna Jacob, Senior Manager, Nutrition Science & Communications
Abbott Nutrition International, Singapore

Trends in the US and UK have indicated that children's consumption of more nutritious beverages such as milk has declined over the years, in favour of soft drinks - this displacement can have an important impact on health outcomes. As there is a paucity of local data in this area, a first-of-its-kind nationwide survey was recently conducted to examine the beverage consumption habits among children in Singapore.
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