Starting Primary One: Back to School Essentials

This entry should have been posted before Edison enters Primary One, but somehow, I missed it. Anyway, it’s better late than never to share this entry on Back to School Essentials. Here’s what I’ve prepared for Edison, and also what I think every kid needs for a great year at school! 1. First things first, he will need an awesome schoolbag. Nowadays, there are many super-stylish schoolbags to choose from.…

Starting Primary One: The Long Preparation

On 2 Jan 2014, our boy will be among the ~40,000 kids in Singapore who will be starting their formal schooling, and many mothers – including myself, will be quite sleepless this New Year, thinking about how our kids can adapt to their Primary One routine.

Twelve Fun Things to do Indoors on Rainy Days

When it has rained for days, and you’re running out of fun things to do with your kids, what would you do? If you have young kids at home, it’s important to have a back-up plan so that they don’t sit moaning about how bored they are and start bouncing from the barstools to the walls. Here are some of my favourite indoor activities for the rainy days, and I…

Our P1 Registration Experience

First of all, I want to let out a big YAY! We made it! Little Edison has been successful in securing a place for Primary One in our school of choice. We went for the registration at Phase 2C in the afternoon of 30 Jul 2013. The afternoon session started at 2:30pm, and we reached the school 10 minutes earlier. There were around 10 parents waiting outside the school office.…

Introducing: The BrainFit Classroom

I’m a firm believer of brain training techniques that are aimed to help young children learn more effectively. With the right training, each child can experience extra success in school. For that reason, I was thrilled when I was introduced to BrainFit Classroom. BrainFit Classroom is an English Language program that incorporates an interactive and structured English curriculum with online reading program, as well as proven brain fitness training. The…

Preparing for Primary One

Blogging has taken a back seat this week. I’m up to my neck at work, seriously overwhelmed with issues and project deadlines. After work, I’m busy coaching Little Edison in his study. In the second half of this year, I’m working doubly hard to prepare him for Primary One. Let’s face it. In less than 3 weeks, we will be registering him for Primary One. I hope that we’ll be…

Parent-Teacher Meeting – May 2013

Before the Jun holiday began, I attended the parent-teacher meeting at Little Edison’s school. I can’t believe how quickly two terms have come and gone. He has completed half a year in K2, and that is to say, he will be entering Primary One in six months’ time. Argh! Primary One. The term itself never fails to send jitters to me. As usual, I attended the parent-teacher meeting with average…