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 practice with her. However, she could not play any song with confidence, according to our… Read More I practiced piano with GerGer, finally.
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 subject. For Chinese like us, we have to learn and remember Chinese words (or characters)… Read More Chinese Character Stroke Order (Sequence)
[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 an issue might not be the best way out. I took opportunity of every incident… Read More Power Up! our children’s thinking with Eu Yan Sang
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 his Kindergarten. Motherhood Failure Moments – BoiBoy’s Art Classes BoiBoy’s Art Classes (Part 2) This… Read More BoiBoy’s Art Classes (Part 3) – withdrew
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. In my previous post, I shared a successful “adapted distraction” method when my children fought… Read More Sibling Rivalry – another Motherhood Failure Moment?
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 frame. Haaa! Do our children jump on our bed? Well, not yet. One reason is… Read More Jumping Joy
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 young, instead of hiding in a corner playing Angry Birds Game, or other Educational Games.… Read More Eco Friendly Cute Torch for Children
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 breakfast just in time. “Thank you MeeMee for breakfast!” the children’s voices filled MeeMee’s heart… Read More Calmness? or Emotional Drainage?
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 exact skill sets constitute Life Skills gives a mixed results. But in general, they include… Read More Life Skills for my children. Identifying Emotions, and the Cause.
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. MeeMee heard AhMah explained to DeeDee about how the children were arguing over a toy,… Read More Take interest in our children’s perspectives