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[Math] Blending right brain & Montessori math

After breakfast, I introduced Vee to a new math activity. A list of simple equations to work out mentally through imaging / memory / intuition (right brain), then check with DIY Montessori hundred board (my free printable is here) and counters. He loves it and blasted through nearly 3 worksheets. He worked mentally, while I …

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Flashcards & teaching multiple languages

Here’s how to teach baby multiple languages through flash cards and daily life… Q: Since there are several languages printed on the flash cards, how could we introduce at least the two main Asian languages to the kids in parallel? If the flashcards have both languages, I flash the same cards in English and Chinese on alternate days. …

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What I look for in a teacher / sinsei…

Here are the top 3 qualities that (I think) make a great sinsei / teacher for young children: 1. Loves children To me, this is the most important because young children are naturally drawn to such teachers. When they’re attracted to the teacher, they’d open up and learn from them. My favourite example is Jae’s Shichida sinsei, whose …

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How to boost child’s memory by reciting or singing

During the recent Home Practice Intensive Workshops*, I showed a video of Vee reciting flash memory and the parents were interested to learn more on how to achieve that. Young children learn easily through reciting or singing. These activities help to boost their memory power for efficient learning as they grow. Here are some tips… 1. …

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