Parents who want the best for their child have high expectations and tend to enrol their kids in many activities: gymnastics, Mandarin classes, computer programming, martial arts, maths camps, you name it. If you have a clever child, at some point they might ask themselves: hang on, why am I running from one activity to […]

After researching Maths curricula for a long time, I had settled on Singapore Maths for my children, enriched by Saxon Maths for additional practice and mastery. Having found excellent deals, I had prepared the following books to get started with my 4-5 year old: Singapore Maths 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B (workbooks and word problems) Saxon […]

Kumon centres are booming around the world and more and more parents I know are using it to supplement their child’s learning at school or to accelerate them at their own pace if their school is not moving fast enough. Of course, it can also be an attractive option for homeschooling parents. I was initially […]

Here is an idea of a sight word game that I have been playing with my 2.5 year old that she absolutely loves. She will jump up and down, run across the room and get really excited about it. This is what learning to read should be like – fun. But if your child is […]

I’ve tried many maths apps with my kids so far, with very mixed success. Mostly, I have found that hands on physical materials (such as Numicon, Montessori materials and especially real life items like buttons, pistachios or tamarind seeds) work best, and I had almost given up on maths apps at this young age. One […]

Most experts agree nowadays that early exposure to music can be crucial in a child’s neural development. Children are born with perfect pitch and the ability to distinguish an almost unlimited range of sounds, but over time this ability diminishes as the brain becomes efficient and focuses on those sounds relevant in a child’s environment. […]

I covered apps, websites, tools and programs you can use for teaching young kids how to code recently, but today I want to tell you more about preparing children’s minds for the concept of programming. My worry with some child-friendly coding technology, such a SCRATCH developed by MIT, is that they are so child-friendly and […]

Today for the first time my 4 year old daughter was really excited about playing Math games and was begging for more Math with our Numicon kit before bed. “Let’s try out another number!”. She was very excited. If you’ve read my recent curriculum update, you will be as surprised as I was. I have […]

My 4.5 year old is about to finish preschool in a couple of weeks and my almost 2.5 year old is about to start preschool, so it’s a good time to share an update of my two daughters that I’ve been meaning to share for a long time. There are a few reasons why I […]

There has been a surge of interest in autism in the last ten years, with media articles, awareness campaigns and progressive research carried out on the phenomenon. In particular, there has been much interest in Asperger’s Syndrome (AS), which is a disorder on the autism spectrum characterised by social deficiencies together with average or above […]