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This is a place where you will find my memorable lessons as an educator, teachable moments with my children at home, and my journey as a lifelong learner.

These are some of my most popular posts to encourage literacy at home:

Ways to encourage your toddler to write stories at home

Many parents have come and talked to me about their chid’s writing,  “How can they be a better writer?”  Apart from lessons at school, I think the other 50% of the “how” can be and SHOULD be done at home. Just like reading which can be encouraged, writing can be too.  Children can only be betterContinue reading “Ways to encourage your toddler to write stories at home”

A mother’s takeaways from- “Teach your child to read it in 100 Easy Lesson”

When I started teaching Kai how to read, I taught him all the letter and sounds simply by using the Starfall app (here).  I did not intentionally teach phonics. There were no desks, no papers, and no instructions.  But what ‘phonics instruction’ looks like to a 2-3 year old is very different from what youContinue reading “A mother’s takeaways from- “Teach your child to read it in 100 Easy Lesson””

A review of 2 major Chinese learning platforms- “Lingobus” and “KoalaKnow” PART 1

If there is anything positive from COVID-19, one might be that parents are starting to be more open-minded about online learning options.  While parents used to question the effectiveness and necessity of e-learning, they have now resorted to actively search for online platforms that could support their child’s learning at home.  Online piano lessons, artContinue reading “A review of 2 major Chinese learning platforms- “Lingobus” and “KoalaKnow” PART 1″

Apps to reinforce Chinese learning that kids enjoy

There are many parents who are opposed to children using any kind of apps for entertainment or learning.  This is understandable considering there are many studies that have proven how ineffective and addicting iPad apps can be.  From an educator’s perspective, most apps place the child into a passive mode of learning- even the  interactiveContinue reading “Apps to reinforce Chinese learning that kids enjoy”

Teaching Reinforces Learning: how Common Craft Video Enhances Subject Knowledge

Digital storytelling  allows students to tell a story that usually revolves around a specific theme or topic.   It is channeled through medium such a video, text, pictures, music or recorded audio.  Digital storytelling is a great way to have students make sense of what they have learned, and re-present their knowledge in a personal andContinue reading “Teaching Reinforces Learning: how Common Craft Video Enhances Subject Knowledge”