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[Mindfulness & Meditation] What Parents Must Know

For years, my children and I have been practising some forms of meditation in a science-based non-religious way. Recent scientific studies are confirming the benefits, something that all parents and teachers must know. Mindfulness vs Meditation To clear things up, this is a brief explanation of mindfulness and meditation, which are different: Mindfulness: an awareness …

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[Homeschool] Long weekend fun

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 …

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[Grit] Practice makes perfect

Practice, practice, practice… This is what I remind my kids to do if they wish to get better at something. It’s about developing grit. Kids learn best from our actions (instead of words only), so I’ve been showing them through… Baking muffins! For the past 2 months, I’ve been baking healthy kids’ muffins nearly every …

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Simple brain-building activities

Though KL Chinese schools are on one week lunar new year holidays, my kids start homeschool lessons today cos they have a Singaporean mum. (SG only gets 2 days off!) The family’s down with diarrhoea, so we’re doing light activities: – Malay lesson with Cikgu. This week’s play segment (last 15min) is “Five Stones” (Batu …

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Right brain education: pretend play

For children to develop excellent imaging skills, they need to engage in lots of pretend play, which involves as much senses as possible — sight, hearing, smell, touch and feeling. Today, the boys “visited Disneyland” with Vee being the Mickey mascot (wearing his handmade mask). Then I’d to be the bad guy (again!) who kidnapped …

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