This post is on easy and fun activities to teach a young child to read Chinese characters. There’s a free flashcards download at the end too, so read on… Over the past two weeks, the family has fallen in love with this Chinese nursery rhyme — 老鹰捉小鸡 (translated as “the eagle catches the chick”). It’s catchy, related […]
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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Today’s post is on how I motivated my introverted child to participate in a group performance. My #2 Jae (5yo) is an introvert. In his 4 months in kindergarten, he rarely spoke. Over 1.5 years of weekly music classes, he rarely interacted with other children. Yet at home, he can be talkative and loud at […]
#2 Jae is my first baby with whom I started doing right brain home practice while pregnant. Actually, I was doing home practice with Vee while Jae-the-foetus listened in. After he was born, I diligently showed him simple black / white / red flashcards. After 1-2 months, I started flashing cards at high speed […]
General Presentation Jae wanted to fold an origami fan, so I weaved in a lesson on fractions while doing so: Fold in halves (2 rectangles). Point and say, “This is one half. This is one half. Two halves make one whole.” Fold again to make 4 squares. Point and say, “This is one-fourth. This is […]
It’s Deepavali weekend, so we went on a road trip to Kuala Selangor to stock up on fresh fishes. Our last visit was 2+ years back when El was a baby. This time round, he could join in the fun too. We love going on road trips in Malaysia, where the children (and us) can learn […]
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 […]
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 […]