Mama, Where’s the Car Engine?

Some time back, G2 asked me about the car engine. Since I know very little about car engines, all I could do was open the bonnet and show him what it looked like. Well, okay, I did point out the battery and I also showed him where the petrol goes in. Unfortunately, that was aboutContinue reading “Mama, Where’s the Car Engine?”

Resources: Free Online Math Sites for Kids

In this age of the Internet, educational resources are available in abundance. There are many quality sites that offer resources that are not only fun but also free. Here are just a handful of the many math programs available to children on the Internet that may be utilised for free: Number Games Soft Schools: Counting Games PBS Kids:Continue reading “Resources: Free Online Math Sites for Kids”

TweedleWink Homeschool Lesson Plans from Right Brain Kids

In an earlier newsletter, we wrote about TweedleWink, a blended “Right Brain Education” program created by Right Brain Kids that incorporates the teachings practices of Glenn Doman, Makoto Shichida, Maria Montessori, Reggio, and HeartMath. If you are following this program at home, you will be able to add on to your activities with these additional resources compiled by Right BrainContinue reading “TweedleWink Homeschool Lesson Plans from Right Brain Kids”

Resources: Teaching the Kids Financial Literacy

If education is about preparing children for the world at large then financial literacy must be an important part of that. According to Warren Buffett: Most parents know how important it is to teach kids about money and managing it properly. There was a study many years ago questioning how to predict business success laterContinue reading “Resources: Teaching the Kids Financial Literacy”

The 3 Rs: R for ‘Riting – How to Encourage Children to Practice Their Handwriting Skills

Successful Kids have a strong foundation in the 3-Rs – reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic. Today, we will focus on “writing”… Similar to Math practice, encouraging Aristotle to pick up a pencil and practice his handwriting is like trying to make a rock bleed. To make this uphill battle a little easier, I’ve had to devise waysContinue reading “The 3 Rs: R for ‘Riting – How to Encourage Children to Practice Their Handwriting Skills”

Great Ways to Inculcate Good Oral Hygiene Habits in Your Kids

As a former dentist, I know it is criminal that I have not created a post with oral health resources for young children so I’m making up for it now… Brusheez – The Little Monsters Toothbrush Timer – Shondicon It’s hard enough to get the kids to brush their teeth. Trying to get them toContinue reading “Great Ways to Inculcate Good Oral Hygiene Habits in Your Kids”

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”

Resources: Teach Your Baby to Swim

I thought it was about time we updated this one since there are a lot more resources out there now… I have written about teaching babies to swim and you can find those articles here: How to Teach Your Baby to Swim Teach Your Baby to Swim – Part 1 Teach Your Baby to SwimContinue reading “Resources: Teach Your Baby to Swim”

Apps: Mimir Art of Memory (for Linking Memory)

Ever since we started Right Brain Education, I have been looking for a Linking Memory app. So far, I haven’t seen any to replicate the activity that is done in class. Most of the apps I have come across that teach the concept of linking memory have not been found to be satisfactory by myContinue reading “Apps: Mimir Art of Memory (for Linking Memory)”