Language, Parenting, teaching

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 Chart? It is a Chart (or summary) showing all the sounds in English Language. In… Read More Marrying the Letterland Characters with Phonemic Chart

Family, Parenting, teaching

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 breakfast just in time. “Thank you MeeMee for breakfast!” the children’s voices filled MeeMee’s heart… Read More Calmness? or Emotional Drainage?

Family, Parenting, teaching, Thoughts and Feelings

Sofa Day – Giving attention to others

During a recent weekend, we went out to purchase a new set of sofa to replace our existing set which has been picked and peeled by my children and niece over the last few years. Two months ago, I taught my children that sometimes we go out to buy things for people other than them.… Read More Sofa Day – Giving attention to others

Parenting, teaching, Thoughts and Feelings

Word Recognition – toys at home

Yesterday’s Word Recognition materials on magnetic sheets didn’t work too well. It was fine until my girl started peeling off the paper from the magnetic sheets. 🙁 I got upset with her. After that, we had our usually noisy nonsensical stories playtime where lots of laughter was the outcome. This morning, I went back to… Read More Word Recognition – toys at home

Parenting, teaching, Trying to Conceive

Teaching at home is a challenge

After that one and only successful session my husband taught our girl to write the number 3, she has refused to practice writing with my husband. 🙁 A sign that everything is Mother’s job (not again!) Today I taught the children the life cycle of an apple (free resource from Montessori for everyone). After that… Read More Teaching at home is a challenge