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  • Primary One Registration
    Primary One Registration! Phase 1, Phase 2A(1), Phase 2A(2), Phase 2B and etcetera....Before one begins to complete the Primary 1 registration forms, one has to stare (probably with confused faces!) at the various phases staring back at them! Does Primary 1 registration sound daunting to you? Well, it certainly was to me and hubby. With the various registration phases, criteria, terminologies, choices of schools and even the prospect of having to go through balloting; all these just to ensure a place in the school for compulsory formal education, did seem like a battle itself to me and my husband! Years back, finding a matrimonial home to be in close proximity to a ‘branded school’ was certainly not top on our minds and criteria. We were in a situation of ‘had to move here’ rather than a ‘want to move here’ as we needed a home to call our own after getting married!   Few years after residing in our estate, we came to know from various sources that the co-education primary school (commonly known as Co-Ed or mixed gender) located across the street from our apartment block, is actually quite popular and supposedly one of the ‘good neighbourhood’ schools in the cluster of our area. Not located far off, there is also a single gender primary school; which is located within a few hundred meters’ radius from our residency. When our firstborn was four years old, my husband was adamant that his preferred choice of primary school would be the Co-Ed school. Although I was still undecided then, I did understand his unwavering choice stemmed from the fact that the school was of closer proximity coupled with its supposedly ‘good neighbourhood school’ reputation! Before long, the time arrived when we had to seriously consider ‘to do’ or ‘not to do’ Parent Volunteer (PV).  After deliberating, we downloaded and completed the PV application form; easily obtained from the website of the Co-Ed primary school which my husband was adamant about! For those that are unaware yet, PV application and volunteering itself happens the year preceding Primary One registration (or 2 years depending on the school). Which basically means, majority of parents will need to submit the application and perform PV in the year your child turns five (or even four)! Additionally, completing the PV form is not simply a form filling exercise of obtaining personal details of parents and child. Based on our personal experience, questions included what we can do, how much time we can commit and one interesting question related to any specialized skills set that we could offer the school. In short, we put in a fair amount of effort for the PV form but alas did not receive a positive response from the school. What we learnt is that being accepted for PV is not a given; as in one may not be selected for PV work even after submitting an application! Why so? Simply because the supply of PV usually outstrips the demand! One should also note that being accepted for PV does not guarantee your child a place in the school! Yes, even after you have put in hours and sweat for PV! Another note of caution is that each school is likely to have their own set of guidelines governing PV application and the volunteer work itself. These differences could include, but not limited to the volunteering duration, PV criteria, registration period and etcetera. Hence, it is advisable to email or call up the school of your choice to enquire.  Few months after our unsuccessful PV application, we received an email from the Ministry Of Education (MOE) in May, informing us of available information for Primary One (P1) Registration Exercise that can be found on the MOE website itself. It suddenly dawned on me that we had to get down with some serious research work as any decision made, will affect our children and the family. As such, we began our research work by reading and sought a better understanding of our shortlisted schools from the schools’ website, online forums where parents shared about the schools as well as from friends or acquaintances. While performing one such online research, we chanced upon information that the single gender primary school within our residential estate was conducting an information sharing session for parents going through P1 registration process. We signed up for the session without hesitation as it was an opportune time to know more about the school. We also brought our child along too. We were thankful that we had managed to speak to parents or even teachers of our shortlisted schools for us to have a better understanding of the schools as well as to address considerations that we had. Some considerations to bear in mind include proximity from home, location, logistics feasibility, school values, programs that the schools offer and etcetera.    Category Phase and Eligibility   For children who are Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents Phase 1 For a child who has a sibling studying in the primary school of choice All children registered under this phase will be given places in the schools Phase 2A(1) (a) For a child whose parent is a former student of the primary school and who has joined the alumni association as a member not later than 30 June 2017 (b) For a child whose parent is a member of the School Advisory / Management Committee   Phase 2A(2) (a) For a child whose parent or sibling has studied in the primary school of choice (b) For a child whose parent is a staff member of the primary school of choice (c) For a child from the MOE Kindergarten under the purview of and co-located with the primary school of choice   Phase 2B (a) For a child whose parent has joined the primary school as a parent volunteer not later than 1 July 2017 and has given at least 40 hours of voluntary service to the school by 30 June 2018 (b) For a child whose parent is a member endorsed by the church / clan directly connected with the primary school (c) For a child whose parent is endorsed as an active community leader   Phase 2C For all children who are eligible for Primary One in the following year and are not yet registered in a primary school Option of:   Primary One Internet System (P1-IS) online registration   Or   Registration at school Phase 2C Supplementary For a child who is not yet registered in a primary school after Phase 2C Option of:   Primary One Internet System (P1-IS) online registration   Or   Registration at school For children who are not Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents Phase 3 Only for non-Singapore Citizen (SC) / non-Permanent Resident (PR) children who have indicated their interest and are informed by MOE in October 2018 that they can be offered a P1 place IMPORTANT: All non-SC / non-PR children are required to first submit an online indication of interest form.   Note: Information extracted from https://www.moe.gov.sg/admissions/primary-one-registration/phases and is correct as of 27 Apr 2018. Based on the table above, there are different phases for P1 registration. In other words, there are various routes that one can consider taking to aid in qualifying for the different phases of registration. However, the duration and level of commitment will differ depending on your option. It is advisable to plan and get yourself ready early.  Whist proximity was one of the major consideration to us, we learnt that the nearest school may not necessarily be the most suitable for our child. There are schools that place more emphasis on academic achievements, in sports, arts and others more focused on holistic development. Bearing all these in mind, one has to consider the child’s interest and not expect our child to live our dreams. It is advisable for one to do research on the schools in the vicinity of your residence in order to better understand each school’s offerings. Different schools may have the same but certainly also different additional programmes and/or activities that are provided to enrich as well as holistic environment for their students.  But regardless of each school’s strengths, we are confident that all schools have their students’ development and interests at the core of their planning. Content Source: Mummy Jocelyn Edited By: Preschool Resources The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of Preschool Resources.
  • Sharing tips of proper handwriting
    Recently, I was helping a friend tutor her son. I noticed his handwriting was messy and somewhat ineligible. The letters don't sit on the line, some letters were way over the line, some were on the line, others were below the line. It makes reading his writing rather challenging. Even if his answers were correct, it was hard to tell. Messy handwriting also caused him to copy his own workings incorrectly which made his entire answers wrong. This observation reminded me that handwriting is very important, as important as academic grades.  It is very difficult to correct an older child's handwriting as the bad habits have been deeply engraved into his being. The best time to instil good writing habits would be during his pre-school years. The best method I found was the Spalding Method. The technics used to teach a pre-schooler how to write properly is visual, making it easy for the child to understand. It also provides specific guidelines that help the children to write accurately.  Here are some of my takeaways from the method. To learn more about this method in detail, do read the book 'The writing road to reading' by Romalda Bishop Spalding.  Use the face of the clock as a guide. There is a specific way to write each letter. To teach this, Spalding method recommends using a clock as a guide. For instance, to write 'a' show the child that the pencil should start at '2 o'clock'. He should then go round the clock (anti-clockwise) towards '6 o'clock' and back up to '2 o'clock'. Without lifting his pencil, he should pull it down to '5 o'clock'. We can similarly teach young children how to write the other letters using the clock. Tall letters, short letters, letters with 'tails' Next, show your child that there are some letters that are tall and some are short. Examples of tall letters are 'b, h, f, l' and examples of short letters are 'a, c, s, r'. And there are letters with a 'tail' like 'g, y, p'. You can create games to help your child recognize and identify the different groups of letters.   Top line, middle line and bottom line. After which, you can move on to the next stage. Learning how to write on a line. When teaching young pre-schoolers how to write, always provide them with 3 lines per row (see above picture). A top line, middle line and a bottom line. Show the child that for short letters and letters with 'tails' he must always start from the middle line whereas for tall letters, he should start from the top lines. Each time he writes a letter, the bottom end of each letter must always touch the bottom line. Exceptions go to letters with 'tails' where the ‘tails’ must be below the bottom line. The three lines are used as guidelines to help the child. Practise, Practise, Practise! Practise makes perfect! Practise till these technics are so deeply embedded in the child that he writes with good habits without even thinking about it.  Although this method sounds technical and maybe even time consuming to some parents. But like I have mentioned, it is worth spending some time ensuring that our children write accurately. Of course, I am well-aware some children take writing like a fish in a water. I would thus recommend this method for children who have trouble writing neatly. I have not fully exhausted the Spalding method in this post and would urge interested parent to read up more on the technic. Lastly, always set your child up for success. Give age/skill appropriate materials to your child that will help him write well.  For instance, I've seen parents giving their children a blank page without lines to practise writing. That to me, is setting the child up for failure. A paper with no lines provides insufficient guidelines on how and where he should direct his pencil, let alone writing on a straight line. Hence, always make sure you provide the proper writing materials to help your child. Content Source: Homeschooling@sg Edited By: Preschool Resources The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of Preschool Resources.
  • Mid-Autumn Festival
    The Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival or 中秋节 )  is fast approaching. This year falls on the 4th of October 2017 (Wednesday) .This festival is synonymous with beautiful lights, delicious mooncakes and majestic decorations while admiring the moon. It is also a good opportunity to plan a get-together with friends and family. Besides preparing some festive themed activities for my little ones, I have also make a visit to the library to borrow some books relating to mid-autumn festival or moon to read to my children on the origins of mid-autumn festival. Sharing our library haul: While there are many myths and legends behind the origin of Mid-autumn Festival, the most famous legend would definitely be the one about Chang Er and her husband, Hou Yi. Even so, there are still various stories behind the couple – but most of them revolve around the fact that Chang Er had downed the elixir of immortality and eventually ascended to the moon, forever. 1) Lantern Making Kit We purchased these lantern making kits from Cold storage supermarket. You can also get them at most supermarket or SKP.      2) Mooncake making Pretend Play Using homemade playdough and moon cake mould , the kids have fun making rainbow swirl snow skin mooncakes. Maths concept such as 1 (whole) , half  , a quarter and one third can also be introduced during this activity. You can purchase these plastic moon cakes moulds at Phoon Huat    3) Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay will run from Sept 22 to Oct 8 2017.This year, the Gardens celebrates autumn abundance with lantern sets symbolic of bountiful harvests and good fortune, nightly cultural performances, a food street featuring Asian delights, and craft booths offering activities like lantern decorating, umbrella painting and Chinese knotting. Visit the link below for more information : http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/whats-on/calendar-of-events/2017-Mid-autumn.html 4) Sticker book There are different activities in this sticker book to let the children learn about the origin of mid-autumn festival, how different countries celebrate mid-autumn and many more You can purchase from HERE         5) Wan Qing Mid Autumn Festival Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2017 presents an exciting weekend of festive offerings suitable for the young and young at heart, including heritage trails, guided tours, lantern walkabouts, craft workshops, and evening music performances ranging from the traditional to the contemporary. Visit the link below for more information : http://sysnmh.org.sg/en/whats-on/programmes/wan-qing-mid-autumn-festival-2017 6) Chinese Riddles (with free printable) Another fun part of the Mid-Autumn Festival is solving riddles. Traditionally ,Lantern riddles are riddles that were written on the lanterns that are displayed during the festival. Now you see the riddles written on the papers and are attached to the lanterns at the festival locations. I take the opportunity to play riddles games with my children to let them  experience the beauty of the Chinese language. You can download the printables HERE 7)) Learning music interval (with free printable) "Intervals" is the term for the distance from one note to another. It is important to be able to recognize intervals by sight and sound. Each interval sounds different and has a different function in harmony and melody. Although learning how to find an interval may seem complex to begin with but with practice it becomes much easier. It also helps with your sight reading and memorization of music. So here is a fun way to reinforce concepts of music interval by Seimpi Music . This is one of the classroom activities for Music for the Intelligent Mind (MIM®) program (yellow level). You can download the printable HERE How to play ? 1) The teacher will call out the name of the note and position. For example , third position from C 2) The child will need to turn the 'circle' on the spinning wheel to correct answer. I have done up something similar relating to Mid-Autumn. Materials needed : Music Staff template Yellow colour Folder Fastener   Instructions on how to make : Use the lid of a milk lid , trace out the shape using marker on the yellow folder Cut accordingly Laminate both the music staff and cut round shape circle for durability Lastly , paste the jade rabbit 玉兔 on the rim of the yellow circle Image of the Complete product is shown below:  Last but not least, Wishing everyone 中秋节快乐 ! Content Source: Mummy Pearlyn Edited By: Preschool Resources The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of Preschool Resources
  • LongKang Fishing
    ‘Fishing’ for Ideas? ‘Winding down’ our children with some ‘quiet’ activities on a Saturday night? Yearning for some bonding time that can be relaxing for parents too? As modern parents challenge ourselves towards the ‘less screen-time’ ideology, how about bringing them out to the sun to experience an old-school activity that was once a popular pastime in Singapore during the ‘Kumpong days’? Longkang fishing! Fishing Freely ‘Longkang’ means drain in the typical Hokkien dialect. Some of us (older generation) especially the daddies would have done Longkang fishing in the ‘traditional way’- chasing and catching fishes from canals and drains on a wet day. Simple joy I call it, free play and fulfilling. I was sharing with my little one on ‘fishes that give birth’ after watching a female guppy ‘popping’. She was so amazed and I thought why not let her keep a few pet guppies so she can witness that process live? And yes, we did that, on the condition that Heidy must catch them herself! ORTO @81 Lorong Chencharu #01-01 Singapore 769198 Previously, this was where the ‘Bottle Tree Park’ was situated. After a huge effort to give this place a makeover, we now have a one-stop entertainment cum leisure park called ‘Orto’ at this hot spot in Yishun. Many of you would have heard of the various sports facilities Orto houses, from Futsal to even a Trampoline Park, and the ever popular prawning and fishing for the young and old. In today’s review, I’m only gonna share about their Longkang fishing which is the rather small section of Orto. Why it is interesting? Most kids love playing with or in water. The idea of getting themselves wet and having that sense of ownership is very rewarding when they manage to scoop that little fish right before their eyes. Heidy has a rather short attention span, so I was pretty surprise she actually lurked around the Longkang for more than an hour! Things to note For $12 unlimited time, each child will be given a free tank and fishing net. There is no limit to the number of fishes they can catch too. Although they recommended Longkang fishing for children age 4 years old to 12 years old, they didn’t stop us as we went into the Longkang with Heidy too. As a safety precaution, the Longkang had been modified so that it is shallow and wide, very much like a waddling pool in my opinion!  You and your kids are allowed to walk (please stop your kids from running and splashing water) inside the Longkang while fishing. It is ONLY open on weekends, during public and school holidays from 9am to 11pm. What should you bring?  A set of clean clothes for changing A hat/cap (the area is not sheltered so wearing a hat can well protect your kids from direct sunlight cos they will be out for quite some time) A dry towel/ plenty of wet wipes for cleaning especially the legs Mosquito patch (please don’t spray repellant as it may affect the quality of the water in the Longkang!) The washrooms are located just a few metres away so it is quite convenient. Many families love Orto as there are quite a few restaurants which you can dine in. However for us, we didn’t find the food quite suitable for Heidy, or perhaps I feel the eateries are more catered for older kids and adults. So what happened was she ate the prepacked pasta I cooked (okay, and plenty of snacks) while we ate ‘Mookata’!          Alternative? HomeTeamNS Sembawang @301 Canberra Road #01-08, S759774 Okay this was chanced upon as my hubby organized a company event at Hai Bin. Unlike the ‘big scale’ Orto, Hai Bin is mainly a place famous for their prawning. It is a great place for gatherings and BBQ cum chalet. We explored both places for their Longkang fishing and the main difference? Apparently the fishes are bigger BUT less survived! Why? While at Orto, where the staff will actually place the fishes you catch from the given tank into a big plastic bag pumped up with oxygen and water, here at Hai Bin, there isn’t such service hence you just have to bring the fishes home in a tank you prepared. So I guess that explains why the survival rate is lower. But when we were there, the staff poured in new fishes and Heidy was happy as her catch rate was much higher than that at Orto. We paid $10 for the unlimited play, a pail to contain the fishes plus a net (both to be returned) and another $2 for a new tank to bring the fishes home. Personally, I prefer Hai Bin to Orto as hubby and I could catch a beer and some finger food while Heidy played independently. The ‘bar’ was nearby and I could monitor her closely. The best part was there was normally live soccer screening going on. So parents who wanna chill while the kids get busy fishing around can come here, while those who prefers accompanying the kids may like Orto more given the more ‘nature’ feel. Out of the many times we visited both, Hai Bin is always less crowded be it on an afternoon or at night so perhaps this can be safer for little kids too. In a nutshell… Heidy loves the thrill of Longkang fishing as she learnt to strategise how to scoop fishes with a small net. I was surprised when she observed that fishes like to ‘hide’ under large stone structures so alerted me not to walk like an elephant and ‘scare’ her fishes away. She said that ‘if I aim at that fish I will look at it and not look at other fishes so I can catch it finally’ HAHA. So much ‘theory’ for the adventure of fishing!      So, for $10-$12 unlimited play in both places, I think the price is reasonable given the type of satisfaction and fun in the process; not to mention bonding with parents and the tickling fishes around your feet! That’s what learning through play is all about, right? Of cos, some parents choose to let the fishes go while the rest allow their kids to keep them (the entry fee will be the same whether you keep the fishes or not) It’s really up to you! Heidy fed her fishes everyday and we were lucky to witness the guppies giving birth that a few times! (it WILL happen if you stare and admire the fishes as long as she did hahaha) It was way more enriching than watching youtube videos. Hope you guys will have fun!    To make the trip more meaningful, here are some Themes / Areas of discussion you can embark on prior or after the visit J : Caring for animals Responsibility in keeping pets Reproduction in fishes Fishes that lay eggs VS fishes that give birth Natural environment for survival in fishes Diversity of Living things Needs of living things  Content Source: Mummy Mandy Edited By: Preschool Resources The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of Preschool Resource
  • LG HOM-BOT TURBO+: FIRST WI-FI ENABLED ROBOTIC VACUUM CLEANER
    As most of parents in Singapore are working professional, time management is the utmost basic aspect that we are constantly looking out for. Advanced technology has helped us to increase our efficiency in one way or another. Here, in this product review, I would like to share with all of you the FIRST WI-FI ENABLED ROBOTIC VACUUM CLEANER from the well-established brand, LG. This is the first SMART robot cleaner with its HomeGuardTM that allows user to keep an eye on their houses whenever they are (Similar as a Home Camera). In addition, you can use its mobile app to tap on any part of the room where you can lead the cleaner to the exact location and begins cleaning. One feature which I would like to bring to your attention is that it has triple camera sensors. The front camera will help to enable two smart features known as Home-View and Home-Guard. Home-View transmits a real-time video feed to a paired smartphone so that you can remotely control the vacuum from the comfort of your couch. Meanwhile, when the Hom-Bot Turbo+ detects movement in the house, it can send photos to a paired smartphone using the Home-Guard feature. So, I would recommend anyone of you to setup your smartphone and pair with the robot cleaner from the first instance you get the robot cleaner so that you can remotely control the robot cleaner. If you are using an Android smartphone, the pairing will be alot more easier as you can use Near Field Communication (NFC). Aside the latest technology that this robot cleaner can provide, now I will share with you the cleaning capability aspect of it.  The robot cleaner is equipped with Smart Inverter Motor™ that is supported by a 10-year warranty, offering users both  high efficiency and durability. The other highlighted feature is the Digital Bumper feature that combines multiple ultrasonic sensors which are used to recognize obstacles in the proximity and to minimize collisions, even on transparent objects such as glass. The Smart Exit function enables the unit to take various actions when faced with challenges such as weaving its way out of tight spaces, backing out from bumps, detecting ledges to prevent falling or getting stuck on door frames.  Last but not least, it has 4 different cleaning modes to choose from.  You can refer to the video below: In the above video, you will realise that the robot cleaner has multiple sensors which enables the robot cleaner to avoid bumping your items  The LG Hom-Bot has a more squarish design for more effective cleaning that is unlike many robot cleaner that are round in design. Also, the edges of the Hom-Bot are curved so that there is no risk of scratching on walls or furniture. In addition, it is well-equipped with a few ultrasonic sensors to recognise obstacles to prevent collisions. Meanwhile, it has two fine brushes in front to help to pick up dust from the corners. Most importantly, this robot cleaner is able to pick up the slightest dirt which you can ever imagine.    In summary, this robot cleaner will definitely help you in your cleaning of your house and it can also act as a surveillance device too.  Disclaimer: Preschool Resources was sponsored by LG for purpose for the review. No monetary compensation was received and all opinions are entirely ours
  • Australia Road Trip - Margarets Forest
    The next leg of our trip is Margaret River and we chose to stay in Margarets Forest Holiday Apartments, one of the leading luxury apartment accommodations equipped with state-of-the-art amenities that guarantee a comfortable stay for guests. Furthermore, its strategic location that is adjacent to the beautiful state forest offers easy access to many of the spectacular attractions and recreational facilities in the area. These include local wine bars, exotic restaurants, shopping, art galleries and gourmet supermarkets among others. What’s more, guests can enjoy the pleasures of a homely feel while staying in the luxurious, self contained villas. Take a walk downhill to explore the river and forests, where you can enjoy the serenity and get up close and personal with Mother Nature. Did I also mention that the famous Margaret River bakery is located just opposite this apartment? Also, the apartment also offers in house entertainment for their guests such as books, DVDs, board games at no charges. They also give valuable advice (to drive through caves road to enjoy the beautiful greenery) to our itinerary especially when we told them that we will be visiting the Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse. Since there are five of us, we have booked the spacious two-storey spa apartments. This apartment comes with a separate bathroom with spa bath; the master bedroom features a King bed with TV and a balcony offering nice views of the surrounding environment  while the second bedroom features a King bed and a single bed. Also, there is one toilet on each level and a separate washing machine and dryer in a laundry room. This apartment has a well equipped kitchen where we can make our own dinner daily as you might be aware that dinning out is very expensive in Australia. A meal will easily cost AUD70 for 5 persons. However, we can get fresh foods from supermarkets to cook such as broccoli, etc at an incredible price. A bunch of broccoli at AUD1.99, this will at least cost SGD5.50 in Singapore. Picture: Broccoli (Edmund HP) Below are some places which we have visited during our trip: Sunflowers Animal Farm We recommend you to be there early for the bottle feeding for the calf and lamb as it will be a good experience for the children ( see below for the time of bottle feeding). Bucket of animal food can be purchased at AUD3.00. Address :  5561 Caves Road, near Margaret River Price: You can click HERE to check out their entrance fees Olio Bello Address : Armstrong Rd, Cowaramup WA 6284, Australia Voyager Estate Winery Address : Stevens Road,  Margaret River, Western Australia 6285 Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse We drive via the caves road (tourist drive) to Cape Leeuwin Lighthouse to enjoy the beautiful green forestry. It is such a pity that it is drizzling the time when we arrived. However, this does not stop us. We still went ahead with our plan. Please bring along a poncho if you plan to visit this place as the staffs mentioned that it rain very often at this area. Address : Leeuwin Rd, Augusta WA 6290 ​ Once again, we really enjoyed our stay in Margaret river as we plan to visit this scenic place again soon ! Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post. 
  • Seimpi School Of Music Review 5
    Within Six months at Seimpi Music, my girl has completed her MIM® Encore preparatory course. Even till now, she has showed great enthusiasm and passion towards music. All thanks to the LiL tots recital that she has participated in April 17’ which has spurred her interests further. She enjoys being a limelight on the stage where she could display all her hard work and efforts that she had put in to the audience. She even tells me that she want to play a longer piece of song in future :) Read HERE to find out more With that, she has already equipped with the below skills to move on to the next level, MIM® Encore course Differentiation of bass clef and treble clef Note recognition from C, D, E, F, G Time values (crotchet , minim ,dotted minim , semibreve ) Understand music terms Allegro, Andante , Largo , Legato, Stacco, piano , forte and play accordingly Able to identify if it is a step or skip of the music notes In the next level , the focus will be more on music rest, music maths, time signature and more different techniques of play. Course materials for  MIM® Encore course ( Yellow Book Series) Catchy and lively nursery rhymes and songs such as oh, where has my little dog gone ! , Pop go the weasel can be found inside this series where the children can play and sing along with these familiar tunes. My girl does encounter some difficulties when D and F positions are being introduced to her as the notes will be different due to the positioning of the finger. For example , under the middle C postilion , notes will be in C.D. E. F .G. However , under the D position, notes will be in D, E,F,G,C. Thanks to her dedicated teacher, Elynn whom explained to her the concept patiently. Under her guidance, she finally grasp the concept and able to play fluently with practice at home. Music terms and concepts are always introduced through hands on materials and games so that children can grasp the concept better while having fun. 1) Music Rest - Too too train - Match the correct times value with the corresponding rest 2) Music Fractions - Introduce concepts such as one whole, half , quarter for the time values - use different time value to form 1 count 3) Time signatures - Identify the time signatures and select the correct missing time values and match accordingly 4) Sight Reading exercises - Teacher Elynn will use the rhythms sticks and beat accordingly to the rhythms while the students play on the keyboard All in all, we are able to see how my girl has progress and benefited from music. Playing music helps to improve her concentration skills and develops self-confidence which, in turn, improve cognitive ability. Contact no. 67376731 w: www.seimpi-music.com.sg fb: www.facebook.com/seimpimusic Disclaimer: Seimpi School Of Music sponsored one term of music lessons for purposes for the review. No monetary compensation was received and all opinions are entirely ours. 
  • Chinese Basic Strokes
    Chinese Basic Strokes writing template (In Softcopy) - ⭐️$3.90⭐️         PDF HIGH Resolution Format         Consists of the 32 Chinese basic strokes in PDF format (16 Pages in total)         You can print as many copies for your little ones to practise                   Compared to those FREE ONLINE Chinese Characters template, this template provides                   Explanation of the strokes styles         In HIGH resolution for ease of writing          Clear Strokes Sequence explanation (Refer to the images)                   Please email to preschoolresources.sg@gmail.com if you are keen.                   Terms and Conditions      Please make payment to DBS Savings 020-6-029148 to place your order Lead time is 2 working days upon payment received       2 High Resolution PDF file will be sent to you via email      Strictly there will be NO refund once the soft copy is sent over to you Strictly no-reselling or re-distribution to others.                 Below is the sample of the softcopy you will be getting                                                                  
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