Changi Kids Club (free kids activity books)

I love when restaurants and places provide free kids activity books to children dining in or visiting. With the recent COVID-19 situation, children have been stuck at home waiting for school to start. Although the new school holidays just ended yesterday, for homeschoolers life continues as usual. As worldwide travel is put on hold, Changi …

Learning Through COVID-19 (free kids activity book)

If you have been wondering how to teach your kids about the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, here’s your chance to redeem a limited edition book about COVID-19. Free for Singaporean residents, PeopleUp Singapore have produced an activity book called “Learning through Covid-19”. This free educational book details the country’s efforts to combat the virus with illustrations …

Homeschooling/Sunday School Apps and Activities during COVID-19

With the COVID-19 situation, we have been in some form of lockdown or as they call it here “circuit breaker” since early April. While Baobao has been homeschooling for awhile, these new restrictions have changed the way her daily activity and learning is held. Typically both of us work but with the lockdown we are …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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). …

first 16 months words

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 …