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Free Flash Cards - Musical Symbols

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This set of cards introduces frequently used musical symbols. The symbols covered include the staff, notes such as semibreve, minim, dotted minim, crochet, quaver, semiquaver, treble clef and bass clef, flat and sharp.

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Teaching Phonics and Reading at home

Teaching a child to read independently is the most important life skill that you can teach him.

Learning phonics is the first step to reading. Most parents will send their kids to phonics enrichment classes. However, even if you pay money to send to such classes, the teachers will still tell you that you must practice with your child at home. 

I have been teaching my boy phonics at home for about 8 months.  I am a full time working mummy,  and I can only afford to teach him about 15 minutes a day.  Checkout my blog about my method of teaching, as well as the teaching materials.

http://tamarindphonics.blogspot.com/

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Free Flash Cards - Paintings

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The objective of this set of cards is to introduce the child to Great Paintings from various eras. This set covers paintings from both Western and Eastern artist and are arrange according to the approximate date the paintings were created.

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Memory Mnemonic - Remembering Simple Ordered Lists

A simple way to remember an ordered list is to create a mental image of the number and create an image of the item with the mental image of the number.

First you need to associate the number with an image. You can choose similar sounding words, objects with a similar shape as the number, or any thing you might associate the number with.

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Free Flash Cards - Shapes

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This set covers 8 geometrical shapes and introduce the concept of organic  shapes and shapes with metaphorical names.

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Networking for Parenting Success

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We as parents must learn how to adopt more effective ways in bringing up our children.  Knowledge is key to our success.

We can learn by going to parenting seminars, watching documentaries, reading parenting books, etc.  However, one of the most effective learning processes is through discussions with your relatives and friends.  It is through networking that we can learn of news that may affect our children, and how to personalize our children's education by taking up enrichments that are relevant to their needs.

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Choosing a Primary School in Singapore

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(Updated 17 July 2009) For many Singaporean parents, choosing a Primary school marks the beginning of the period of a very different kind of stress that they have been used to since their children were new-borns.  No longer are their children allowed to continue living the carefree and unchallenged lives they have been enjoying.  Now they will be entering the system to be processed and measured against other children in their cohort.

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Getting a Primary School

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For most new Singaporean parents, getting a Primary school for their children is one of the most daunting tasks of parenthood.

The following are common steps taken by parents towards this critical milestone in their children's life:

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