Education Learning Play Technology

Learning Languages -Bilingual? Trilingual? Chinese? Spanish?

Just before Baobao turned 2 years old, we discovered that she has started learning Spanish on her own with the help of one of those bilingual activity tables that taught colour in Spanish. She was naming most colours in Spanish and had learned some of the letters of the Alphabet song in Spanish from YouTube …

Education Giftedness Learning

Challenges of IQ Testing and Gifted Education in Singapore

A friend asked me if I would send Baobao to IQ testing because she wanted to know if she should help her child more appropriately if she knew how gifted her child is. Parenting-wise, our stance with what we tell others is that regardless of whether a child is typical, atypical, he/she should be provided …

Healthcare High Needs

Toddler’s First Visit to the Dentist

Most people hate visiting the dentist as adults. Imagine how children must feel? Baobao was around 2 years old when we decided that she should have a her first dentist visit since she had started eating chocolate, drinking yoghurt and refusing to brush her inner teeth. Apparently you are supposed to bring your baby to …

Learning Technology

No Screen Time, Early Communication Skills & Screenless Learning for Toddlers

People are usually very surprised to hear that we do not allow screen time for Baobao. My husband is an early intervention specialist so we had decided that despite being in this modern technological age, this was one thing we would not allow. This was challenging for Baobao’s caregiver but of course there had to …

Giftedness Learning

Early Reading, Baby Speech Development, Gifted Learning

It is said among people that speech development occurs in girls faster than in boys as boys tend to develop their gross motor faster. That aside, should you be concerned if your child is not speaking? Yes. Because by the time your child starts speaking, they would have a lot of catching up to do …

Learning Subscription Box

KiwiCo – STEM / STEAM toys for children

I discovered KiwiCo‘s stem toy kits quite some time back and decided to sign up a subscription for her these are the foundation for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics ) learning. Baobao has been progressing really quickly. At 10 months she already figured out basic colours (red, blue, yellow) and shapes (square, circle, triangle). …

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Giftedness Learning

Baobao’s Language Development (baby’s first 100+ words before 1.5 years old)

When Baobao was 10 months old, I started tracking the number of words she could say which had a meaning. I saw various posts of others tracking their child’s first words and thought it would be fun to track for our own knowledge. I originally planned to track and stop after a few months once …