Getting Started

Educational resources for kids featuring free worksheets, activities, learning tips, and more!

1. 4 Great Tips for Composition Writing
When it comes to composition writing, many of us stumble and find ourselves in a complete blank state. We either struggle to come up with ideas or struggle to put them down in words. Even more so when it comes to teaching our children how to write. Here are some tips shared to us by Jan & Elly English Language School.

2. Solve Your Child’s Math Problems with KooBits ProblemSums
I’ll share with you FIVE different ways to solve your child’s math problems with KooBits ProblemSums, a Singapore math online learning system for primary school students.

3. Five Things You Need to Know about Private Tutors in Singapore
Benefits of hiring a private tutor, types of private tutors in Singapore and their rates, and tutor agencies to help you find the tutor of your choice.

4. Pleco Chinese Dictionary
If you’re a ‘banana mom’ like me who is struggling to teach your kids Chinese, go try out this app. It’s free and easy to use.

5. Free Printable Worksheets
There are some excellent free printable worksheet sites available on the internet, covering a variety of subjects including grammar, geography, math, spelling, handwriting, coloring, hand crafts, etc. These are some of my favourites.

6. Learning English Kids
It’s a website for children to learn English through games, songs, writing, stories, and other activities. Incredibly fun and educational!

7. I shared a lot of homemade flashcards on this blog, from picture flashcards to number flashcards, photographic memory and sentence structure. You can download them for free:

8. Children’s Learnings and Activities

9. Useful Parenting Tips

10. Starting Primary One


If you have any questions, comments or tips that you’d like to share, please feel free to e-mail me through my CONTACT page. Thanks for reading!



11 thoughts on “Getting Started

  1. Hi Emily,
    Tis’s my 1st time visiting your blog. Really luv it.
    Do you know when are they opening Marine Life Park? My dd loves fish.
    Btw the way, I’m going to Sentosa Singapore end of Feb 2012. Cheers

    1. Hi Mei,
      Thanks for visiting my blog, and nice to hear that you’re from Ipoh too. I’m not too sure about Marine Life Park.

  2. hi emily, just founf your blog, i like it, it feels very genuine 😉 im from kl and just moved to singapore so still trying to get my feet around things. keep up the interesting and helpful posts! take care!

  3. Love your blog, got one question to ask..
    If let said you love do not contribute much help to the family and often trash his tireness and anger on both yourself and the kid.. what can you do..

    Eg: Play with is Iphone, watch tv, doesn;t spend much time with the kid (2.5 year old).. often raise his voice at the kid and for nothing scold or scare the kid because the kid dun listen to him..

    1. Dear Chris,
      Oh, this is a rather sensitive question. I’ll kick his butts if he dares to raise his voice at my son… (just kidding!). *On serious mode now* I’ll talk to him after he calms down. His anger might be due to stress or unhappiness at work. We need to understand this. Is his behaviour always like that OR just a sudden change?

      Sometimes, my Hubby also keeps playing with iPhone when I’m already super busy with houseworks. I’ll nag at him till he stops. Then, he will stop his games and help out. Nagging works somehow for me. 🙂

  4. Yes, he is always like that, after work reach home.. sit around, then
    playing with his iphone, watch tv.. or sleep.. barely spent time with my
    son..and most of the time he come home looking tired.. and since cny, my
    son has been saying no to his daddy, be it with going to childcentre in
    morning which use to bring or bathing time or sleeping time.. my boy just
    want me and the maid

    For my case, nagging doesn’t work.. he switch off,, occasionally he will
    help around in house of with our boy..and i don;t understand why he always
    like to made my boy cry…

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