Monday, November 30, 2009

My Xmas Wishlist

• Cute Cookie Cutter, -   ginger bread man  -
Ginger bread man recipes from 101cookbooks

• Card reader

• handmade bag

• Flickr membership

• a day off without kids and work

Monday, November 09, 2009


This is Xuan who is turning 3 next year on 15th Jan. He is not a classroom type of boy. He enjoys working out and is efficient with his big motor skills. He can take out his own clothes and pants b4 turning 3. I ve been thinking to homeschool him. Can save money and I will have new materials to blog about.

Xuan has been learning abc, and phonics online with his elder brother. Recently he has learnt how to navigate the page by himself using my track pad. He pays attention to the phonics sound.

I have been doing research on useful materials online. Some fruitful results today.

Mental Arithmetics & Abacus - I thought myself abacus here today.

How to fold paper star - Youtube demo

How to fold paper plane - you tube demo

1) Study from a few minutes to several hours a day, depending on the child's maturity. 
2) Manual work at least as much as study. 
3) Home and/or community service an hour or so a day.

In fact I tried homeschool my eldest son - Shanyang a little. He was a fast learner. He sorted out all his abc and counting b4 turning 4. Now that he is Da Ai Educare, he spends the whole year learning these 2 modules.