2ppaamm wrote:Hi, do you have a kid in P3? Actually, I would like to hear what others did, because I did nothing, but in the GEP class this year, maths teacher told me DS2 knows a few theorems which I have never heard of. He apparently read it from the book shelves. It helps to have older kids, and it helps that he is an avid reader. He learnt all that from the books on the shelf that weren't his.
English teacher also said his vocab is vast. Also from reading. He reads 2 -3 novels (3 inch thick kind) a day. Thankfully, eye sight still within control.
Do let me know how you prepare your kids... I would like to learn from the enlightened parents here.
Afraid that I don't qualify as an enlightened parent - did not do anything to prepare my daughter for the GEP screening - unless you count getting her to do some kids Mensa questions the night before the exam! The kiasu in me felt at that point that I should do something to prepare her so sat her down and got her to do something like 5 questions before we both gave up! Was rather surprised when she was selected as she was not exactly top student in her class. Very erratic too - full marks for one exam and 70+ for the next (ALL Careless - hence my earlier question)!
Actually did some homework earlier in the year to find out how to prepare kids for GEP. Came across Dr Peh's name and another of the tuition schools (can't recall which now). But decided against it.
Daughter loves to read too - have to ban her from reading sometimes to ensure that she does her work! Whenever we buy books, I get a 1 for 1 deal - i buy one while she reads one. If the queue is a little long, she is done by the time I pay for the book!