Carol @ owlissimo.com

Carol is a mum, educator and trainer from sunny Singapore. She writes regularly on education research, creates effective learning materials, designs impactful workshops for parents, and prepares children for Mathematics competitions. Her mission is to show you how to teach your children using effective and efficient ways, helping them achieve success in school and in life.

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[Printable] Halloween (万圣节前夜)

Living in Malaysia and sometimes Singapore, our family has friends who celebrate Halloween although we don’t really do so. We were invited to a Halloween party once where little El dressed up as a pumpkin and that was about the experience we had. Nevertheless, the kids spent some time learning about Halloween in English and …

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[Printable] Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节)

After a few weeks of stuffing ourselves with mooncakes, it’s finally Mid-Autumn Festival today! The kids spent some time learning Chinese history and language. We read a story on the Mid-Autumn Festival from the book above. The children have already heard variations of the story over the years. So this year, we focused more on …

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[Math Printable] New Addition Flashcards

Owlissimo’s re-designed Addition Flashcards Printable is here! Complements Singapore Math CPA approach Montessori colour-coded: the colour of dots closely follow Montessori beads for a blended programme Ideal font: specially-designed font for children’s learning materials Lesson plan ideas: flash the cards in various interesting ways over many months Game ideas: play games after flash card sessions for a fun time with your child When …

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[Printable] Chinese Radical 石 activities

Here are more ways to bring Chinese reading alive, while learning the 石部首 (shí bùshǒu, radical of “stone”). Since 石 means stone, we worked with many little stones in a Montessori way. To save you time researching, you’ll be able to download the printables later. All you need to do is to write the words …

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[Chinese] Recommended: LINE Dictionary Online

Over the years, the LINE Dictionary has become our favourite online Chinese-English dictionary. What’s more, it’s free… Our story… I learnt English and Chinese as first languages in Singapore. Now, my children are studying in a Malaysian Chinese school (SJKC), where the standard of Chinese is way higher. They also learn Mathematics and Science in …

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[Printable] Chinese Radical 辶 (走字底)

Little El is learning to read Chinese and has been mixing up Chinese characters of the radical 辶 (走字底 zǒu zì dǐ). So I made a Montessori-style printable puzzle to help him remember better. It’s very simple… Puzzles pieces… Show the components of each character, spot the differences… Control of error behind each puzzle… Materials …

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