The children are having their school holidays now. I conducted classes at home for the past weeks to keep the children occupied, so AhMa (and DeeDee, on his off-work days) could take a nap while the classes were in session. As Christmas draws near, I am be busier with business and on days I don’t… Read More Motherhood – Fun Race
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 Chart? It is a Chart (or summary) showing all the sounds in English Language. In… Read More Marrying the Letterland Characters with Phonemic Chart
Getting Dressed. These two pictures speak a thousand words. My motherhood journey continues….
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
My life has entered another stage in April this year. Two staff members have left our retail store due to health reasons. My consolation prize is that one will be back in two weeks, hopefully. At the exact same time, three part time students have left as they prepare for their tertiary education. It’s weird… Read More Venting my anger on GerGer – Yet another Motherhood Failure Moment?
There is a header banner on my blog. It has our extended family in it. What?! You mean you have never noticed it? Oh well, it is my fault as I am equipped with self-trained cum quarter-schooled drawing and design skills. When I designed the banner, a few close friends helped gave comments on how… Read More A drawing of our extended family
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
It was somewhere along my Parenting Learning Journey (in early 2013 – if my memory does not fail me), that I thought of a way to impart Anger Management to my children (GerGer & BoiBoy) and niece (BayBee). Young children get angry easily (well, many adults still do). In 2012 I blogged about teaching “Life… Read More Our Angry Monsters