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[General knowledge flashcards] Popular Food in KL, Malaysia

Made a set of flash cards that my kids love. Malaysia is a place with a huge variety of interesting food, so these cards are very useful. Teaching objectives: Increase general knowledge on the food choices available at our city of residence: Our diet is mainly vegetarian at home and healthier choices outdoors, so we haven’t tried many …

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Home Practice Learning Materials & Books

Following feedback from the recent home practice workshops, I’ve compiled a list of home practice learning materials and books for teaching 3 to 6 years old. I start reading and speed-reading the books to my kids from newborn stage onwards. (You may either think this is extreme kiasu-ism or believe that I’m setting a solid multi-language foundation …

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When should I teach my child to read?

Reading is a very hot topic among the parents in my workshops: When should I start teaching my child to read? As a baby? Or when? How to teach her to read? Flash cards or phonics or what? What materials to use? Vee learnt to read in 3 languages (English, Chinese and Bahasa Melayu) from about …

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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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Teaching 3 children together

Many parents have asked how I manage to teach 3 little children at home and what’s my schedule. Here’s a short post… 3 out of 5 weekday mornings, Vee does 1 hour of home-learning / home practice with me before going off to kindergarten. (The other 2 mornings, our Malay home tutor takes over because I can’t teach …

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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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