Home Learning Resources

Someone sent me a list of home learning resources through Whatsapp that I thought was particularly useful during this time of school closures. I’ve compiled the list along with some other resources I’ve found through the years that we’ve enjoyed using. Free Resources for Home Learning Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+Continue reading “Home Learning Resources”

Skoove: Online Piano Courses for Everyone

Skoove provides online piano courses through an e-learning platform. Founded in 2014, their mission is to make music education accessible to everyone regardless of income or education. We were recently given the opportunity to trial the app in our home and we’d like to share our experiences. About Skoove Firstly, a little more about SkooveContinue reading “Skoove: Online Piano Courses for Everyone”

Active Screen Time: PokemonGo for Developing Logic and Reasoning

A while back, G1 wrote us a thousand-word essay expounding the benefits of playing Pokemon Go. After joining him on this quest to see what all the fuss is about, I have some new benefits to add to the list. Coming fresh from the last post’s discussion about the benefit of active screen time, IContinue reading “Active Screen Time: PokemonGo for Developing Logic and Reasoning”

Prodigy Math – RPG that Helps Kids Learn Math

There is a misconception pervasive in our understanding of Math. I’ve often heard it said, “I’m not a numbers person” or “Math is just no my subject”. It becomes that subject to get through and be discarded at first opportunity. Math is like anything else in life that we do. Everyone starts at different levelsContinue reading “Prodigy Math – RPG that Helps Kids Learn Math”

Why All Children Should Have Singing Lessons

“I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.” – William James We hear a lot about the benefits of learning to play a musical instrument and we’ve written about them in previous articles: Brain Scans Show How Learning a Musical Instrument Enhances Our Brains The Wondrous Benefits of Learning a Musical Instrument WhyContinue reading “Why All Children Should Have Singing Lessons”

DIY Video Project: The Story of the Hokkien New Year

For Chinese New Year this year, I wanted the kids to learn more about their Hokkien heritage. One of the stories I shared with them was about the Hokkien New Year. Unlike the Story of the Chinese Zodiac and the Legend of Nian, there aren’t any youtube videos about why the Hokkiens celebrate Bai Ti KongContinue reading “DIY Video Project: The Story of the Hokkien New Year”