Teachable Moments: Healthy Diet Pyramid

I’ve been trying very hard to get Gavin to eat more healthy foods.  This has been one uphill battle for me since our household isn’t exactly renown for healthy eating.  There’s just too much junk food around the house…  I guess this is one of the down-sides of extended family living (unless the entire familyContinue reading “Teachable Moments: Healthy Diet Pyramid”

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 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”

Why We Need to Pay Our Teachers More

When I was approaching the end of my high school years, my Uncle tried to give me some careers counselling advice.  Except that I don’t think it was advice so much as it was more like him telling me what I should do.  So what did he tell me to do?  Become a teacher. Yes,Continue reading “Why We Need to Pay Our Teachers More”

QoW: What's Your Edu-Parent Style?

This is an interesting article I received from DreamBox Learning which I wrote about some time back.  Here is the full newsletter.  The article is about educational parenting styles, which is a topic that I have been particularly interested in lately.  At the end of the article, you can take a quiz to identify whatContinue reading “QoW: What's Your Edu-Parent Style?”

Discipline Tactics for Toddlers – The Teaching Conversation

Since my earlier difficulties in getting Gavin to apologise, I think I’ve discovered a tactic that works pretty well.  I read about it from “Raising a Happy Child” by Steve and Shaaron Biddulph.  It is called the “teaching conversation”.  It is intended for toddlers in possession of some amount of language skills because they areContinue reading “Discipline Tactics for Toddlers – The Teaching Conversation”