Yesterday was Ching Ming Festival school holiday, which meant another long and meaningful weekend with the kids. explained the meaning of the festival brought 7yo Vee to watch a piano-and-strings concert for the first time. Richard Clayderman delivered a fabulous performance and has inspired Vee to keep practising. completed Vee’s origami cat bookmark project showed […]
You are your child’s first and best teacher
Welcome to Mummy’s Homeschool! If you believe that you’re your child’s first and best teacher, then you’re at the right place. We’re a family based in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia (often shuttling to my Singapore home), and are taking the homeschooling route to about 5 years old.
We embrace early right brain education based on Prof Shichida’s teachings — built on a foundation of strong emotional connection between parent(s) and the child, to facilitate learning and development.
We also love the Montessori Method, the crux of which is to observe the child and prepare the environment to allow him to learn independently.
By harnessing the amazing abilities of the human brain, we aim to raise children who have BIG dreams to build a sustainable and better world.
Cheers, MieVee (Mummy to 7.5yo Vee, ~5yo Jae & ~3yo El)
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This post is about 7yo Vee’s self-led project. Over the weekend, he folded many origami cats. Then he thought of laminating them, perhaps for sale to raise funds for charity. He was super excited and kept bugging me to laminate the cats. Finally after school today, we started working and split the duties: #1 Vee: slot […]
Since many parents have concerns about their children’s concentration span, here’s one simple illustration of how a child is able to focus on his own work. After our mini reno, our living room has become bare — no sofa and no coffee table. So we attended a furniture fair to shop for something suitable. While […]
I love my three kids, yet I pay special attention to my middle child (4yo Jae) to avoid him feeling neglected. #1 Vee (now 7yo) was a high-needs baby and is still a high-needs sensitive child. Besides, I need to spend considerable time with him on reading and piano practice. #3 El (2y4m) is also […]
When I was showering the younger two kids in the late afternoon, I suggested to 7yo Vee that he finished his homework first. Instead he went to do his own copywork from the 笔顺 (Chinese strokes) book again. After a long day at Chinese school, he still wanted to write Chinese! These are moments when […]
7yo Vee has 3-4 spelling “tests” covering 3 languages every week. He’s attending a Chinese school in Malaysia. I usually try to make the revision sessions quick, fun and effective. I’ve covered some ideas in my Intermediate workshops. Today I added a new idea, inspired by Montessori’s Pink Secrets: copy the words onto (recycled) slips […]
One of the reasons I like homeschooling is the amount of time, space and freedom the child gets to solve his own problem creatively. Being given a problem to solve (often happening in traditional schools) is different from facing your own problem and trying to overcome it. The sense of ownership and motivation are much […]
We left for a family vacation to Bangkok, all excited to explore the city. On the first day, 7yo Vee complained on earache and headache while we were at Chatuchak market. He was one huge grumpy fellow. In the evening, we discovered he’d a high fever and immediately stocked up on a thermometer, masks and […]
Yippee, it’s the school holidays! The older kids have been learning to pack their own travelling stuff. Last year, Vee forgot to pack his underwear for an entire trip. Good natural consequence — now he remembers it every. single. time. So for the upcoming trip, I just had to tell the older boys how many […]
Hubby made a day trip to Singapore and returned with a small box of 3D puzzle for Jae (4y4m). We got round to fixing it, amidst little El who was a handful. There were 80 pieces. We started with the single digits, so Jae had to fish for them, with a bit of my help. […]