Jungle Gym @ Bangsar Shopping Centre – Review and Halloween Costume Party!

Movement is good for brain development and physical activity can enhance academic performance. When children engage in free play, they learn a whole lot of things we don’t even realise they are learning. What better way to entertain the children this holidays than with an opportunity to move and to play at a jungle gym? As muchContinue reading “Jungle Gym @ Bangsar Shopping Centre – Review and Halloween Costume Party!”

Review: Happikiddo – Mum’s Favourite Shop

Calling All Parents… Whether you are parents to be, new parents, or parents with growing children, Happikiddo is a store you cannot miss… They have everything from maternity wear and diapers to organic baby food and thermal lunch boxes to children’s furniture and educational toys and much, much more. To get an inkling of what this shop is like,Continue reading “Review: Happikiddo – Mum’s Favourite Shop”

Review: myBrainLab and the BrainRx Program – Part 2

As promised, this is the final review of the BrainRx program from myBrainLab now that Aristotle has completed his 60 hours of brain training. If you missed it, you can read Part 1 here. Gibson Test of Brain Skills The comparison between the before and after cognitive skills tests was… surprising. According to myBrainLab, even though they expected toContinue reading “Review: myBrainLab and the BrainRx Program – Part 2”

e-Book Readers – Sony PRS-T2 versus Kobo Touch versus iPad

So we finally bought an e-book reader for Aristotle. In a previous post, I was contemplating which e-reader to get. We ended up getting one of each – a Sony PRS-T2 and a Kobo Touch (I figured I needed one for myself since I’d probably never get a chance to read it if I had to share it withContinue reading “e-Book Readers – Sony PRS-T2 versus Kobo Touch versus iPad”

Books: Teaching Suzuki Music – Ability Develop from Age Zero

The Suzuki Method of teaching music is very much like Right Brain Education in that it is more of an educational philosophy rather than a specific method of music instruction. Of course the end result is to teach music, however, the concept behind the Suzuki Method may be applied to the teaching of any otherContinue reading “Books: Teaching Suzuki Music – Ability Develop from Age Zero”

Books: Music – How to Teach Suzuki Piano by Shinichi Suzuki

Since I decided that I was going to teach Hercules how to play the piano using the Suzuki Method, I have been looking at books to help me implement the program at home. Although Hercules isn’t starting just yet (I plan for him to complete the Little Musician course by BrillKids first), I figure I shouldContinue reading “Books: Music – How to Teach Suzuki Piano by Shinichi Suzuki”

BrillKids Little Reader: Review and Giveaway – Ended

Disclosure: I’ve been asked to write a review on BrillKids Little Reader and I have a copy of the software plus Semester 1 to give away to one reader for free. Details on the giveaway are at the end of this post. This is my honest opinion on the software – what I liked andContinue reading “BrillKids Little Reader: Review and Giveaway – Ended”

Preliminary Review of the Piano Wizard Music Academy

Okay, I know you’ve all been waiting for it – the review of the Piano Wizard Music Academy. We’ve got it, it’s all hooked up and everything works. I even tried it out myself. And then I asked Gavin to try it and what does he tell me? “Another time, Mummy. I don’t feel likeContinue reading “Preliminary Review of the Piano Wizard Music Academy”

Review: Time4Learning

With access to the internet, homeschooling has never been easier.  Any parent looking to enrich their child’s educational experience can get access to a multitude of resources and programs online.  They can be used as part of a homeschooling program, an after school activity or as a holiday program.  It could even be used asContinue reading “Review: Time4Learning”