Category Archives: teaching

Chinese Character Stroke Order (Sequence)

In Singapore, English is the language used for all teaching subjects. That is why we (parents) read to our children, exposing them to the language from young. In our multiracial country, children of different races will take a Mother Tongue … Continue reading

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Power Up! our children’s thinking with Eu Yan Sang

[Sponsored Post] I am always dreaming up new ideas to coach GerGer and BoiBoy to be thinkers, and problem solvers. For the past few years, I have used my self-taught super duper time-consuming ways to teach them that crying over … Continue reading

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BoiBoy’s Art Classes (Part 3) – withdrew

At the start of 2013, I shared about how BoiBoy resisted school after the long “winter” (we have no winter being on the equator) school holidays. I also shared about how he refused to attend his Art Enrichment Class in … Continue reading

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Sibling Rivalry – another Motherhood Failure Moment?

Parents with more than one children at home would know that sibling rivalry is a daily affair. Various reasons for the fights include jealousy, competition, increasing sense of equality and just. There are many ways to deal with sibling rivalry.  … Continue reading

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Jumping Joy

Children love to jump on beds. Why? Beats me but I used to love jumping on my parents’ bed too, until the bed frame spoiled. Parents were upset but I was happy because I could jump harder without the bed … Continue reading

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Eco Friendly Cute Torch for Children

What is the coolest toy amongst children these days? iPads, iPhones, Play Stations, or the popular Nexus perhaps.  I have been putting barriers to exposing my children to these gadgets and I hope they learn social skills when they are … Continue reading

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Calmness? or Emotional Drainage?

Sounds from chirping birds soothe the minds. The gentle wind cools the air, and Vanilla smell fills the hall. MeeMee brings out a tall plate of pancakes, as the children finished brushing up with DeeDee’s help. Everyone got ready for … Continue reading

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Life Skills for my children. Identifying Emotions, and the Cause.

What are Life Skills? Dictionary.com defines it as the ability to cope with stresses and challenges of daily life, especially skills in communication and literacy, decision-making, occupational requirements, problem-solving, time management and planning. A search on the internet on what … Continue reading

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Take interest in our children’s perspectives

It was a Sunday afternoon. DeeDee and MeeMee just had lunch in the hall, while AhMah was in the room child-minding the children. “Waaaaa!!! I want MeeMee!” cried BoiBoy. The room door opened and the children ran into the hall. … Continue reading

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Drawing is contagious

MeeMee loves to draw since young. DeeDee dislikes drawing on the contrary. But recently DeeDee started doodling after seeing MeeMee coach GerGer and BoiBoy drawing, and after being forced to give comments on MeeMee’s doodles for her blog posts (oops!). … Continue reading

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