We borrowed so many Amelia Bedelia books

One night, we read our first Amelia Bedelia book and my children roared with laughter. I have not seen them laughing so hysterically after reading a book before. As a result, we borrowed more (or too many) during our subsequent library trip. Presenting my children’s favorite section from the Storybook Treasury, suitable for age 9 to 12 […]

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My attempt to get my children to like Mandarin a little more (printable flashcards to share)

Like most parents in Singapore, I have difficulties getting my children to work on their mother tongue, Mandarin. They hate it. No.1 and No.2 are now in K2 and K1. No. 1 dreads his 听写 while No.2 says no to Chinese cartoons. “Yucks!”, she exclaims. Writing seems to be the trickiest issue here. Some children continue […]

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