Category: Education Review

Aureus Academy: The 3Ds to Learning Music

When I was pregnant with Nicole, I must admit there were grand plans for this little baby. She’s our firstborn, so naturally, we wanted to give her the best possible we can. Other than clothes and toys, we also wanted to give her as much exposure as we could to sports and the arts. We…




Music Is Taught and Caught – Aureus Academy of Music

If you asked any child on the street, there is a high chance he/she is learning some music instrument. Either he’s still learning, or he has learnt it before and for whatever reasons, gave up. Well, not my kids. While the husband and I have music background (the usual ABRSM piano exams), we decided that…




Malay-Hokkien Dictionary

A Rare Glimpse into the History of Singapore

Recently, we were invited to view a part of the National Library’s Rare Collection. For a second I thought it was Rare books. Then I read on and found out it’s an exhibition with extremely rare, some never-seen-before artefacts that shows Singapore’s history. Woah! that got me! That historian in me was itching to go,…




Do Your Kids Need A Pencil Grip? My 11 year old does!

Do your kids hold their pens/pencils in a really strange way? Don’t get me wrong, the kids can still write neatly but the angle of the pen is wrong, or the fingers are sticking out weirdly, or the placement is just totally not normal. I mean I’ve seen adults who hold their pens differently from…




Math Monkey – Where Kids Start Loving Math

I was an Arts student who simply had no Math brain. When I was in school, I remember it was a huge struggle to go through Math classes and whenever there was a new concept taught, it took me ages to understand. It was so bad that my year end results for Sec 2 was…




Discovery Edu Cove – Educational Centre in Tampines

There’re tons of tests around to check your personality type, your ideals of romanticism, your Shakespearean character, your cooking style etc. Alongside these *interesting* tests, there’s the proven tests to find out your learning style. The three broad bands are: Visual, Auditory and Kinaesthetic learning styles. As parents, we want our children to have lessons…




Jan & Elly Half-Term Review

It’s time for another enrichment review! I feel these are always so valuable as it gives personal feedback on how the lessons are and what the child’s progress is. We are now at the half-term mark for Nadine’s Phonics Intermediate classes at Jan & Elly. And here’s a progress report! Perhaps another parent would go,…




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