It’s year-end exam season and a mum asked how to motivate her 7yo son to learn. I usually don’t gender stereotype. That is, my boys are free to love pink, wear pink, play with dolls, doll houses, cooking sets, etc. However, there are commonly observable differences between young boys and girls. Interestingly, I’m from […]
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 on Science — exploring travel adapters. Vee loves The Young Scientists ® magazine. We’ve been subscribing to it since he was 5.5 years old. Initially we tried the Chinese version (宝宝科学) since he’s learning Science in Chinese at school. However we often had to stop to check the dictionary for technical terms […]
Today’s post is on the lessons we can touch on while doing recycling. I like the flow of how unschooling at times turn out. Vee’s primary school has an ongoing recycling project, so we’d collect old newspapers and magazines regularly before dropping them off at school. This morning, we’d a huge stack of The Edge […]
During my morning walk with hubby today, I collected two fallen flowers. Once home, I quickly dug out the printable saved in my laptop for a long time. (Sorry, I could’t trace the author for this set. You may download a fabulous set at The Helpful Garden here) Jae looked up the flower samples from […]
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 […]
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 […]