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by tamarind
Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:16 pm
Forum: Chinese
Topic: Learning Chinese (Primary/Preschool)
Replies: 422
Views: 76093

Re: how to improve chinese???

课外阅读, 读书, 读好书 are ways to improve Chinese. Get your child to starting reading Chinese books apart from speaking and listening. :smile: I totally agree. Whatever methods we use, we must be careful not to kill the interest of the kids. It is sad to hear so many kids hate Chinese because their parents...
by tamarind
Wed Oct 26, 2011 7:10 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: Child do not like to read books
Replies: 59
Views: 9736

Re: Child do not like to read books

Hi Oppsgal, The Si Wu Kuai Du methods are meant for parents to teach using games. Parents need to follow the instructions in the first 30 pages of book 1 to effectively use these books. These books are suitable for kids age 4 to 5 years old. For 3 year old kids, you can try to use Ji Chu Han Zi inst...
by tamarind
Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:55 pm
Forum: Recess Time
Topic: RECOMMENDATION for Community Support Award
Replies: 161
Views: 32182

Re: RECOMMENDATION for Community Support Award

A Community Support Award of 1000KPs has been given to Tamarind for: "Relentless Encouraging People To Teach Their Children in the last 3 years up to 16 June 2011" Citation by ksi for tamarind : Though I see her relentlessly encouraging people to teach their children phonics, I am even more encoura...
by tamarind
Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:50 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: Children Suicide Cases
Replies: 229
Views: 87029

Re: Children Suicide Cases

Hey, :goodpost: :rahrah: Personally, while I think the education system is not vastly different now and then, I do find that the standard/level of difficulty is much higher.....partly a natural progression since more of us are educated, but more so because we parents are a lot more kiasu, more focu...
by tamarind
Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: if u think ur child is good enough ll u still give tuition?
Replies: 56
Views: 11064

Re: if u think ur child is good enough ll u still give tuiti

Every parent has a different opinion of what is "good enough". In general 85 to 90 marks is considered bad and teachers will tell you that your kids need tuition. For some parents, they are satisfied only when their kids get 100 marks for all subjects. If the child gets 99 marks for one subject, he ...
by tamarind
Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:04 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: Child do not like to read books
Replies: 59
Views: 9736

Re: Child do not like to read books

Hi kids_r_innocent, It is not necessary to revise all over again. You can try any phonics readers sold locally for more practice. At the same time continue to read story books everyday. In the case of my boy, after he stopped learning phonics, he needed about one to two years of practice by reading ...
by tamarind
Wed Oct 26, 2011 8:45 am
Forum: Chinese
Topic: Learning Chinese (Primary/Preschool)
Replies: 422
Views: 76093

Re: how to improve chinese???

I absolutely agree that Chinese tuition is not helpful, and if you get a bad teacher who makes the child memorize a lot of things, your child will end up hating Chinese. HeSheMe has given good advise about the ways to learn Chinese. For young kids who are starting to learn Chinese, the easiest and m...
by tamarind
Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Chinese
Topic: Teaching Chinese at Home
Replies: 2450
Views: 676243

Re: Teaching Chinese at Home

Hi, some update of the 2nd order that I have experience with Peeka. After the down payment, Peeka notified me that the item was out of stock and request me to change to other item and so happen I have just placed the 3rd order and not yet make the down payment, as such I request them to off set the...
by tamarind
Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Recess Time
Topic: Where to buy 卫斯理 (Detective Wesley) books in Singapore?
Replies: 66
Views: 14966

Re: Where to buy 卫斯理 (Detective Wesley) books in Singapore?

Hi MyBaby, Many parents have been buying direct from http://www.dangdang.com, this is the largest online bookshop in China with a huge variety of Chinese books. Any book that you want can be found there and they offer big discounts which bookshops do not offer. Even including shipping, books from da...
by tamarind
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:32 pm
Forum: Working With Your Child
Topic: Child do not like to read books
Replies: 59
Views: 9736

Re: Child do not like to read books

Tamarind, IC. Thanks! Re: Peter and Jane series, my son actually started/completed bk 1-3 before 2.5 yr old. But he doesnt seems to have the patient to read bk 4 as it's more wordy. So i change to other story bks (Fiction and Non Fiction), few sentences in a page. How do i get him to read those mor...