TweedleWink Play House @Neo Damansara – Right Brain Preschool

We are firm believers in the importance of the preschool years because they provide the vital foundation for a child’s future learning, therefore the selection of a preschool must be undertaken with as much care and attention as you would for the later years of your child’s education. We occasionally receive requests from parents for preschool recommendations so I would like toContinue reading “TweedleWink Play House @Neo Damansara – Right Brain Preschool”

Preschool Curriculum Options in Malaysia

Many preschools in Malaysia adopt a variety of pedagogical approaches and it is impossible to cover every possible combination. This article serves to cover the main curricula currently available. Play-Based A play-based curriculum is based on the philosophy that children learn best by doing what comes most naturally to them – playing. Preschools that followContinue reading “Preschool Curriculum Options in Malaysia”

Preschool Education – the Vital Foundation for Your Child’s Learning

There is a perception that it is only the later years of school that is important. The earlier years are sort of important but not so much. Why do I believe this is so? Because we allow unqualified teachers to teach children in preschools and kindergartens. Okay, that’s probably harsh… because there are preschools with qualifiedContinue reading “Preschool Education – the Vital Foundation for Your Child’s Learning”

The Difference Between Discipline and the Freedom to Learn

Some of you may be aware that I did a talk on preschool education on Saturday. I know a few parents who read this blog attended. Thank you for coming. It seems I might not have been clear on a couple of points so I wanted to clarify just in case other parents have misconstrued whatContinue reading “The Difference Between Discipline and the Freedom to Learn”

Review: Brain Connection – Building Brilliant Minds @ Section 17

Recently, I was invited to review a school. It’s relatively new and it’s located in Section 17, Petaling Jaya. It is an interesting school because its philosophy veers away from the typically academic-focused preschools that seem to be quite common these days. What I like most about it is the strong emphasis on physical activity and motorContinue reading “Review: Brain Connection – Building Brilliant Minds @ Section 17”

Review: Trinity Kids @Verve – Nursery, Playschool, and Preschool

I’ve been asked a few times to recommend some preschools. Seeing as I only have two boys – one of which has left the preschool scene entirely, and the other is on his way out – I can only really tell you about the ones that my boys attended and the ones that I considered for themContinue reading “Review: Trinity Kids @Verve – Nursery, Playschool, and Preschool”

Resources: New Math / i-Maths

Some time back, a friend helped me get a series of Math kits called “New Math”. I never wrote about them because most of the kit is in Chinese and I had no proper source for them. Recently, I passed by a new branch of UCMAS that had opened near Hercules’ school and noticed that they wereContinue reading “Resources: New Math / i-Maths”

Apps: Zorbit’s Math Adventure

We were recently invited to try a new Math App called Zorbit’s Math Adventure. It is a fun way to introduce preschoolers to the world of Math. Even if your preschooler is familiar with numbers, she will still have a lot of fun reinforcing her knowledge with this app. Zorbit’s Math Adventure is designed likeContinue reading “Apps: Zorbit’s Math Adventure”

Educational Apps for Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers

Following are some terrific apps from 22learn for the iPad (I think some available on iPhone and iPod Touch) that are appropriate for toddlers and pre-schoolers. 22learn have 20 years of experience in the design of fun educational tools. Their apps have all be beta tested by children from their intended age group. They currentlyContinue reading “Educational Apps for Toddlers and Pre-Schoolers”