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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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[Reading] Fun memory game created by Jae

We love playing memory games and Jae (5y3m) just created a new version that may thrill your little one while he’s learning to read. The Progressive Phonics free printables include memory game cards to help in remembering the words through a fun way. Usually, I’d arrange the cards in neat rows and columns, which is …

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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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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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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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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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