Post Number: 1291
|Posted on Tuesday, February 16, 2010 - 12:27 am: ||
Hi, are there any mummies self-teach their kids at hm instead of sending them to English n Maths enrichment classes?
Any advice of what I shld teach him from a start? I am afraid that I might be able to control my tempers when he don't....
Pls advice me. Thanks
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Friday, March 26, 2010 - 4:50 am: ||
Hi Jojo, how old r ur kids?
I hv self-tuition for all subjects for my Pr 3 girl since K2 September.
The only exception is that she also hv Chinese enrichment class at Berries bcuz we don't speak Chinese at home.
Tempers will certainly flare, we are human afterall, so if things get bad, maybe a tuition teacher or group tuition will help ease tension! :p
I teach by assessment books, I start by browsing at Popular Bookshop and ask mothers for recommendations.
I choose according to the ability, interest and endurance of my child, i.e weekly revision vs. daily exercise.
You'll need lots of patience, discipline to teach consistently, and self-control of course.
But you'll save lots of money, flexibilty to vary teaching methods, more bonding and get satisfaction when your child do well in exams! Also after tutoring your child for about a semester, if you decide to go for enrichment, at least you'll have a better feel of what kind of environment or method more suitable for your child.
Hope my advice helps. Good luck!
Post Number: 94
|Posted on Thursday, April 01, 2010 - 3:42 pm: ||
I also self teach my P2 girl. Do u have any particular assessment book to recommend for P2 Maths n English?
My gal does not take to chinese very well. Any comments re. Berries? Costs vs course content.
I struggle along to control my temper when my patience is stretch. I plan to only turn to external tuition when the standard is beyond me. Hopefully I can handle them throughout her Primary education. I have been told how tough P5/P6 maths n science can be.
Post Number: 1350
|Posted on Thursday, April 08, 2010 - 5:47 pm: ||
Hi, now I tried teaching my son whom now 6yrs, next yr P1. Tempers really flare when asked him whether he know or not but he just blankly looked at you, aiyo, can't tahan....
I bought assessment books to teach him n recently I just bought the maths P1 coursebook n realised that maths become so difficult. Sometimes really pity him. Have to squeeze so much into such a small brain... Do you let the kid do assessment works everyday??
My son has been attending Tien Hsia since K1.
Can we keep in contact to exchg teaching pointers, if ok, you can PM me ur contact.
Post Number: 45
|Posted on Thursday, June 03, 2010 - 4:10 pm: ||
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* Watch and Think
* Watch, Discover and Speak
* Space Position
* Geometry 1
* Geometry 2
* Me and My Family
* My Home
* At School
* My Town
* Counting and Addition to 10
* Addition and Subtraction to 10
* Addition to 20
* Addition and Subtraction to 20
* Introducing Multiplication
* Multiplication by 2 to 10
* Introducing Division
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$50 deposit for frame
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Jaye N (sharkie8480)
Post Number: 4
|Posted on Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 9:37 pm: ||
There's a site with free Pri school math resources here: http://flyingcoloursacademy.blogspot.com/
YOu can use the resources to teach your own child
Tan Gek Chang (gekchangtan)
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 - 2:46 pm: ||
great idea, jojo!
I've always wanted to home school my children, like what alot of parents in Europe of US do, but no confidence lei... Scully teach wrongly? Or what if they grow up feeling isolated and no friends... Endless worries >
I'm trying to *hinthint* to my boy's form teacher to bring them for excursions more often like Science Centre, Omni Theatre, Singapore Arts Museum... I am a firm believer in holistic education. Contrary to what other people think, i believe holistic education builds stronger characters... :D
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Saturday, April 28, 2012 - 10:33 pm: ||
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