Category: Education

Primary School Readiness Assessment

One of the greatest milestone in a child’s life is entering Primary School. In Singapore, that seems to be THE biggest milestone–the one which most prayers are activated, the one which calls for most parental participation, the one which even a non-parent would understand. I’ve gone through this milestone for my two older kids, and…




Jan & Elly – Recommended Children’s Books

I’m a bookworm. Yes, I love reading and have no qualms putting that down as a hobby since I was a kid. Reading became a habit…I need a book when I’m on the bus, when I’m eating alone, when I’m in the toilet, even when I’m walking. So you can imagine my deep desire for…




Jan & Elly June Holiday Programmes 2014

Remember the Jan & Elly Pop Up picnic we went with Nadine? The one when we first had a good insight into what Jan & Elly is about and went on to sign her up for Phonics classes? Well there’s another pop-up class up this June Holidays! Plus the ever popular Speech & Drama classes!…




Jan & Elly Phonics Readiness Class

One of the chief concerns that a K2 parent has is the reading ability of the 6 year old child. Yes! In fact, I would say it is a PRIMARY concern for most parents. You see, the reading ability would somewhat determine how the child copes in Primary School. Somehow, we’ve come to equate READING…




Jan & Elly The Picnic for 5-6 year Olds

Calling all kids who are 5-6 years old!! There’s a special picnic just for you! One of the premier English Language schools in Singapore—Jan & Elly is organising a picnic-themed class for the pre-schoolers. It is a chance to experience how lessons are taught and how phonics can be fun. What makes it exciting is…




I Am The Queen of Assessment Books

Updates below! If you have never touched an assessment book in your life, you clearly haven’t studied in Singapore. A wise man once said, “The more assessments you do, the better your results” (ok, I lied. I came up with that!) So being the very good mummy that I am, not wanting to short-change my…




The Parent Every Teacher Hates to Meet

The year end examinations for Nicole will end today. Yahoo!! And after coaching her intensively in preparations for her papers, I think I am going to become a monster parent that I have always looked down on. Have you heard of the nasty, obnoxious parents who question the teacher’s marking scheme? The ones who bring…




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