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[Printable] Tracking child’s learning progress

For almost 7 years, I’ve been spending a few minutes daily tracking each child’s learning progress using clipboards and a personalised template. This comes up to less than 15 minutes for 3 children and the Daddy often jokes that I look like a doctor taking patient notes. I first learnt to do this from Karen …

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[Math] Achievement through patterning skills

Research has found that preschoolers’ ability to spot mathematical patterns can predict mathematical achievement at a later age, more than other math and non-math skills. (Rittle-Johnson et. al, 2016) Recently, El (5y11m) enjoys solving math puzzles. We use the same gorgeous Casco books that the older kids have used before. The kids write their solutions in …

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[Activities] 10 Things We Did During The Haze

Ever since the haze worsened last week, Jae has been having a slight yet persistent cough, so I’ve been voluntarily keeping the older kids away from school. So it’s homeschool time for 3 kids again. What are some things we’ve been doing? Simple Science experiments & math demonstrations following the school textbook topics on mass, …

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[Memorisation Kit] An example using Chinese poem

According to Harvard Business Review, these are the benefits of poetry for professionals: 1. Systems thinking: simplify complex topics to better communicate it to others2. Develop empathy3. Develop creativity4. Infuse life with beauty and meaning “The precision of poetry teaches greater sensitivity to language, which frequent readers of poetry carry into their own writing and …

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[Memory] Boost memory with this special technique

Vee is 10 years old and has much more to learn and remember across various subjects. At this age, he also needs to build a voluminous vocabulary in order to read higher-level texts and write well. Recently, a good friend and I found out about memorisation sets, which likely originated from Japan. How it works …

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Home Practice B2B Workshop

[New Workshop] Home Practice Back to Basics (B2B)

Want to learn how to support your child’s learning and give him/her a head start at school and in life? Want to learn tested easy-to-use home practice activities? Want to know how to guide your child effectively even when you have only 15 minutes with him/her? And get support from a group of parents as enthusiastic …

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