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GIVE AWAY: Story Wheel Post Reading Activity for Ages 5 to 8

At one of the KidsREAD sessions I had volunteered at earlier this year, I read aloud a book titled “Don’t Forget your Bacon!” by Pat Hutchins, to the children. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don%27t_Forget_the_Bacon!) I wanted to create a post-reading activity, instead of using … Continue reading

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World Read Aloud Day! 16 Feb 2017

Today marks this year’s World Read Aloud Day. This Day is created by LitWorld (http://www.litworld.org/worldreadaloudday).  It is an invitation to the world to join in the wonderful act of Reading Aloud. Spreading kindness and positive social changes around us can … Continue reading

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How my children learned to cycle the safer way

” The bicycle wobbled. My arms were stiff with fists clenched tightly onto the handles. My legs froze. Before I could move any muscle, I was thrown off the bicycle. It hurt tremendously. My right knee was badly scrapped against … Continue reading

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Understanding my six years old boy all over again.

In 2016, BoiBoy starts his formal primary education journey. I had put in a lot of effort to adjust the daily routine for GerGer and BoiBoy last December, so that they will sleep and wake earlier. Both of them are … Continue reading

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Motherhood and Business in the year 2015

The year 2015 is coming to an end very soon. GerGer has completed her Primary 1 and BoiBoy has graduated from Kindergarten this year. This is also the year we sold off our business setup, at the right time and … Continue reading

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Confused about phonics?

Ever since my previous blog post about “ Marrying the Letterland Characters with Phonemic Chart“, I am glad to have received various requests for the materials. However, many in my circle of mothers have responded that they do not understand … Continue reading

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It is a good thing that the children are noisy.

Before I had children, I didn’t enjoy noise that children made in restaurants, on the plane, and almost anywhere else. Now that I am a mother, and have (sort of) gotten used to the noise, I don’t get disturbed by … Continue reading

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The /f/ phoneme; Firefighter in Letterland

On good days when time falls on my lap, I’ll make worksheets for the children based on my earlier post about phonemes and Letterland sounds. I share one example in this post. It is about the /f/ sound in the … Continue reading

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Marrying the Letterland Characters with Phonemic Chart

Are you as troubled as me about teaching your child of 5 to 6 years old to read or speak better English? If so, I hope this blog post will help clear the air for you. What is a Phonemic … Continue reading

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I practiced piano with GerGer, finally.

GerGer turned six in June this year, and we started her on weekly piano lessons in August. I am ashamed that I have little time to practice with her. Her progress was actually good, despite me having no time to … Continue reading

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