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New Home Practice Intensive Workshops – Basic & Intermediate

OK, little El & I have finally recovered from the cold; I also did some home practice with Vee & Jae this morning. Yippie! AND I just opened up registration for the Home Practice Intensive Workshops (Basic + *new* Intermediate classes) – everything is now live: CLICK HERE for the 6/9 sessions in Kuala Lumpur (Basic …

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Grabbing your child’s attention for learning

During the recent survey, many parents asked me how to get their children to focus on learning. Often, parents wish to teach but the children don’t seem to be interested. On the other hand, in our house of 3 super-active little boys, we’re experiencing extremely long attention span. For instance, 6yo Vee spent almost 3 hours on …

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Core elements of unleashing your child’s potential

Why accelerated learning? As parents, we know how competitive the world is right now. Companies face global competition; employees face increasing costs of living and a globally competitive job market; children face highly-demanding education systems. Accelerated learning can help our children to: handle the demanding curriculum in school free up time for pursuing interests and rest, and …

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Ideas on playing IQ blocks with toddlers

When parents ask me about the “best” toys to get for their little children, I recommend blocks and other constructions toys, for endless possibilities of play. Construction toys may help children develop: motor skills and hand-eye coordination, spatial skills, a capacity for creative, divergent thinking, social skills, and language skills. (Source: Parenting Science) Recently, a mummy needed ideas …

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[free printable] Montessori Blue Constructive Triangles

I DIY-ed a set of Montessori Blue Constructive Triangles for the older boys. Purpose of activity: Experience with right-angled triangles Symmetry (flipping the triangles) Copying (form patterns according to reference cards) Creativity (form own patterns) There’re many combinations possible for the triangles. The reference cards help to get the kids started. Show the simpler ones first, …

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How to design an EFFECTIVE home learning area? (Part 1)

For a successful “right brain” and Montessori learning session, it’s important to prepare a conducive environment. This post (Part 1) shall share how our learning area was designed. Part 2 (when ready) shall cover an alternative arrangement. Background: In our previous home, we used a bedroom as our learning room. Being an old house, the room was …

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