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GROLIER INTERNATIONAL-DISNEY BOOKS

Postby Charmaine_chong » Mon Mar 23, 2009 6:57 pm

Hi mummies,

I have just paid $2.5k for Grolier International books & CD for my 2 young children age 1 and 3.

It is expensive investment. This price consist of

words vocabulary
a story a day
i wonder why,
logico
magic english
story book with cd
bookcase


Just wondering can anyone share with me your experience either positive or negative about using this education system?

How well is this education system prepare your child for his/her euducation journey?

How do you make full use of it?

I keep asking myself whether i have made the right choice.

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Re: GROLIER INTERNATIONAL-DISNEY BOOKS

Postby ChiefKiasu » Mon Mar 23, 2009 10:20 pm

Charmaine_chong wrote:...I have just paid $2.5k for Grolier International books & CD for my 2 young children age 1 and 3.
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I keep asking myself whether i have made the right choice.


Er... one usually ask such questions BEFORE one plunges down the money :wink: Anyway, quite a number of people have made the same investment as you have. If your children use them, then it is money well spent. So all you have to do is to make sure your children use them :D

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Postby Charmaine_chong » Tue Mar 24, 2009 10:04 am

Hi Chiefkiasu,

I keep telling myself i made the right choice. when look at the value, i am a bit ...... Is it a silly choice? They are many choices/ways to caltivate them with reading habit.

The purpose i bought it is because i would like to cultivate my children reading habit and i know i got to start now. How successful it is, nobody or even myself can answer.

I am not belong to a category of parents who bought it and store in the museum. I will use it but look at my son, he is so playful.

In fact, i have started him a month ago with colour, alphebelt and shapes. He is improving.

He knew 4 colours, 2 shapes and lower case A-I and 6 chinese words.

I just want to hear other voices about this book and hope parents who has it willing to share.

Thanks a lot

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Postby Addoil » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:32 am

hi Charmaine Chong

I brought I Wonder Why to my kid when he is 3, I thought this can be use when he is going up to ? maybe 6++, but through my observation, he is quite often to pick these book to read (of course he only look at the picture, but atleast he can sit down there and look at the picture), sometime he will asking some question which he is wonder. So I don't think it is a waste of $$$.
As Cfkiasu said, just make sure they use it, and this is the long term investement, I can't foresee his progress, but I think he is learning something through his reading. :D

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Postby bebe » Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:50 am

We bought it 2 yrs back..I think the kids use the logico more than the books ..it can keep them occupied for hours..

I have to read the encyclopedia with them though..otherwise they will be merely just looking at the pics..

As for the vocab..we have not really really looked into them..perhaps next time..

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Postby Addoil » Tue Mar 24, 2009 2:12 pm

hi bebe

may I know how old is ur kid? do you company them to play logico or they are able to play it themself? :D

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Postby bebe » Tue Mar 24, 2009 4:27 pm

Addoil wrote:hi bebe

may I know how old is ur kid? do you company them to play logico or they are able to play it themself? :D


They are currently 6 and 7 yrs old..I bought it when they were abt 4-5 yrs old. They played the logico themselves....there is another set called fun-thinker..they also enjoy it...

I hv forgotten the package include another set of book..under the series "Teach me to be good" (or something like that) - they are short stories talking abt behavioural issues..they like to read that too...they are not too keen with the disney series

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Postby Addoil » Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:10 am

ya, the fun thinker is for the smaller kids, Logical is more to the elder kids. The title for the books is "help me be good". I think your kids should be able to read it themself. :D

Ya, ur two kid gaps is dfferent by one year, how are you going to teach them? I heard majority mummies saying that different 1-2 yo can teach together, how about your method? By the way, u are SAHM or FTWM? :wink:

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Postby bebe » Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:58 pm

Addoil wrote:ya, the fun thinker is for the smaller kids, Logical is more to the elder kids. The title for the books is "help me be good". I think your kids should be able to read it themself. :D

Ya, ur two kid gaps is dfferent by one year, how are you going to teach them? I heard majority mummies saying that different 1-2 yo can teach together, how about your method? By the way, u are SAHM or FTWM? :wink:


It is difficult to teach them together as they have different learning aptitude altogether..the elder one is slow, but careful, always go by the rule and aim for perfection..she prefers repetitive tasks..and prefer language than Maths. The younger one is rather witty and impatient, and very careless..she likes to hand on and explore answer herself. I really can;t teach them together at the same time - both will talk or distract each other, if not, they will vie for my attention together :stupid: .

Currently the elder one is in P1 afternoon session, I usu spend the morning doing revision work with her. The younger one is in K2 morning session, I did not really teach her except her school spelling. I usu let her do her own stuff (drawing, colouring, activities books). After dinner, if the elder one has no homework, I will let them spend time together with each other (so that I can have a breather). But we read together almost every night before bed time.

I just turned into SAHM this year... :wink: I m glad I am still surviving..

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Postby Addoil » Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:32 am

Handling both in the same time is not easy,especially when both of them called mummy!mummy!mummy! at the same time, and they just sit beside my right and left side. :sweat:

Do you think will be neglect of the K2 gal, just because of more forcus on the P1 gal?

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