Monday 23 July 2012


School Time/Skoletid/上课时间

Duration: 6.30 - 7.45pm (1 hour 15 mins)

Today we worked on the alphabet. Today I tried to incorporate learning using the five senses - hear, see, touch and write.

Montessori Time:


Joshua requested to work on Leap Frog. We repeated with the phonics of letter 'a' by playing the leap frog and I sing along with it (actually it helps me too to revise the letter sounds as English isn't my mother tongue).


Joshua touched the miniature ants, while listening to the phonic leap frog as well as Mommy.

'C' is for Comb... and Joshua combing his hair...

We bought the Leap Frog from amazon:

Blanket Time:

We read only one book today - The 'a' Sound Box, as Joshua did not take his nap in the afternoon (We have a rule, if nap 3 books, no nap 1 book)

It is the 'a' sound box... and Joshua manupulating the ant...

and alligator to make the characters come alive and acted out some of the scenes... but he doesn't say much in English yet.

This series of books which go well with teaching phonics in a fun and relaxed way are available from Amazon:

Desk Time:

We practised writing the Big letter 'A'. Thereafter Joshua got tired and we didn't continue with practising writing the small letter 'a'. On hingsight, I should have started with the small letter 'a', since we have done big 'A' on dry erase before.

Joshua asked to do some Chinese workbook. He tried to draw some faces today:

We bought these English and Chinese books from Popular Bookshop in Singapore


It was time for bed. We said our night prayer in Mandarin today, recited one tang dynasty poem, sang our usual lullaby - the Singapore National Anthem, this time very fast, as it is way past bedtime and that made Joshua laugh. We ended with the Good Night song, but Joshua was still clinging on to me. I promised to wake him up to make him breakfast and to go and pick him up at the kindergarten tomorrow.

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