What My Five-Year-Old is Learning? (Part 2)

Continued from the last post… I feel the pressure because there are so many things for him to learn, and there is so little time for me to teach him. Learn to write, spell, count, doing additions and subtractions, read the Peter & Jane books, read the Basic Chinese 500 books, read assorted story books, learn the phonics, learn to tell time, learn to draw, and the list goes on.…

What a Five-Year-Old Should Be Learning? (Part 1)

Recently, I’ve been frantically researching about what a five-year-old should be learning and whether our boy is “on track” and knows everything that he should. The pressure came after I read numerous posts on Facebook from mothers about what their kids are learning and have achieved. One mom posted that his son can count up to 100. Another mom posted about the spelling (in both Chinese and English) that her…

Starting His K1

The crying was very bad last week but it gets slightly better now. Not Little Edison, I’m referring to the children at the pre-nursery classes who have just started school last week. Some of them started bawling the moment their parents leave the classroom. I can’t imagine those who take a school bus. They might be crying all the way from their home. Sigh. The beginning of school is often…