Sending a Child to Playschool – a Mother's Perspective

I know I wrote about it only a couple of days ago, but it’s been difficult to remember why I wanted to send Gavin to playschool in the first place.  With his negativity towards school growing by the day, it is getting harder and harder for me to accept my justifications for sending him toContinue reading “Sending a Child to Playschool – a Mother's Perspective”

What to Expect When Sending Your Child to School for the First Time

It has only been two days since Gavin started going to school, but here are some things I have learned since. Behaviours to Expect In the materials sent to us by the school, there was a section that talked about certain child behaviours to be prepared for while the child is adjusting to school.  TheContinue reading “What to Expect When Sending Your Child to School for the First Time”

Preparing a Toddler for Playschool

Getting your child ready for school (even if it’s just playschool) requires a little more thought and careful planning.  It is definitely much more than springing school as a surprise on your child.  A child that knows what is coming (even if it is something he doesn’t like) is better prepared to handle it thanContinue reading “Preparing a Toddler for Playschool”

Deciding When to Send a Child to School

Since becoming pregnant, I have been deliberating long and hard about whether to send Gavin to playschool.  Before the discovery of my pregnancy, I had originally planned not to send him to any formal education until he was ready for kindergarten. I felt that aside from the social interaction with children his age (which heContinue reading “Deciding When to Send a Child to School”

Early Childhood Education: Fun with Words

Our renewed effort with the flashcards lasted for a while before Gavin grew bored again so I decided to modify the program and tailor it to his interest.  Here’s what we did… I went back to the tried and tested favourite topic – Thomas and Friends.  I made 20 cards with the names of charactersContinue reading “Early Childhood Education: Fun with Words”

Early Childhood Education: Glenn Doman Tips for Flashcard Use

Looking for more flashcards? Check out our Free Flashcards Resource Page. Since around about November last year, I’ve been dabbling with flash cards using my own homemade ones on Powerpoint (you can read about them here – alphabets, colours 1, colours 2, numbers).  If you click back to my old posts, you’ll notice that allContinue reading “Early Childhood Education: Glenn Doman Tips for Flashcard Use”

Early Childhood Educational Resources

After my research on various Early Childhood Education programs, I’ve finally decided on a program that captures elements from the Montessori Method and the Wink/TwiddleWink Program which, as far as I understand, is the midway point between the Glenn Doman Method and the Makota Shichida Method. To help me implement my program, I have securedContinue reading “Early Childhood Educational Resources”

Early Childhood Education: The Shichida Method

The further I research the topic of Early Childhood Education, it seems the more uncertain I am about which direction to head towards.  I had heard about the Shichida Method from a friend but knew very little about it except that it was a flashcard method of teaching infants – or so I thought.  ItContinue reading “Early Childhood Education: The Shichida Method”

Early Childhood Education: The Gentle Revolution

Since I started down the road of homeschooling Gavin, I’ve been hearing about a lot of early childhood educational programs that have left my head spinning.  Uncertain about which way to proceed, I’ve decided to take a closer look at these programs. Here is a list of some of the ones I’ve heard about (ifContinue reading “Early Childhood Education: The Gentle Revolution”

The Critical Ingredient in the Making of a Genius?

You may have noticed by now that there’s been a particular trend in my posts of late revolving around education, or rather, early childhood education. There is a reason for it.  Gavin has turned two in January and based on much of the information I have read on child psychology and the brain development ofContinue reading “The Critical Ingredient in the Making of a Genius?”