home practice materials & books

Home Practice Learning Materials & Books (3+ to 6 years old)

Below are some of the home practice learning materials for teaching children from age 3+ to 6 years old.

  • We blend right brain and Montessori methods to achieve optimal learning outcome. That is, “right brain” materials can be used in a more Montessori way, and Montessori materials can also be used in a more “right brain” way. To find out how, you may join my next workshop here*.
  • I start reading and speed-reading the books to my babies when they are little so that they get the flow of language. At around 3 years old, they start reciting the stories.
  • We’ve personally used the materials mentioned below except:
    • “Base ten set”, where we use Montessori beads instead
    • Biff, Chip and Kipper books, where we use the previous edition
  • The list is non-exhaustive and would be updated over time.
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Item

Where to get

General

Sand-timer

Electronic countdown timer

  • Smartphone function

  • Major stationery store

Memory

Memory game cards

  • Home-made

  • Owlissimo: 150 Right Brain Game Cards*

    • 0-3 years old: 1 set

    • 3 years old & above (when child can arrange cards): 2 sets for a big variety of memory games

Mathematics

Singapore Math textbooks

  • Marshall Cavendish: My Pals are Here

    • Singapore: Popular Bookstore (Bras Basah)

    • Malaysia: Popular Bookstore (Ikano)

    • U.S. & Canada: Singapore Math Inc.®

    • Other countries: Please check with publisher

Link cubes

Concrete

Counters

Concrete

Base ten set

Concrete

Chips (minimum 100)

Partially abstract

– Substitute for Montessori stamp game

– When familiar with link cubes and base ten set, move to labelled chips

– Write 1, 10, 100, 1000 on chips

– Demonstrate place value operations

Printable manipulatives / math cards

Pictorial / abstract

Math practice

Pictorial / abstract

English Language

Reading

Picture books for reading, speed reading & recitation

Phonics

  • Progressive Phonics (based on U.S. English): download the entire programme for FREE here: ProgressivePhonics.com

    • Note: If you use British instead of American English, just mention the slight spelling differences to the child.)

English language / language arts

From Grade 2 onwards:

Printable manipulatives / word cards

Chinese Language

Reading

Picture books for reading, speed reading & recitation

  • Odonata preschool books (红蜻蜓幼儿学前计划):

  • Tots Can Read (我会读):

    • Recommended: Levels 1, 2 and 3 only (12 books and 100+ word cards each)

    • Singapore & Malaysia: Pre-order through Owlissimo.com*

Printable manipulatives / word cards

Malay Language

Reading

Picture books for reading, speed reading & recitation

  • Singapore Malay Primary 1 reader books, by Marshall Cavendish:

    • Singapore: Small Reader 1A Books 1 to 4

      • Pre-order at a0.Popular.com.sg (Annual ordering website during December each year)

Printable manipulatives / word cards

Character-Building & Values

Books

 

For easy future reference, download the table below:

>>> DOWNLOAD: Home Practice List of Materials (3 to 6 years old) (PDF, 127kb)

(Source: Owlissimo Home Practice Intensive Workshop (Intermediate) Parent’s Guide)

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Updated on 18 April 2017