Let's Learn Bahasa & Cantonese - Right / Left

~ Posted on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at 6:43 AM ~

Ever since I started kindergarten at 6 years old, I have been attending public schools (main language is Bahasa Malaysia) and during my earlier years, I mixed around with a lot of Malay friends and even spoke Bahasa with my elder brother at home (he also attends public schools), even to this day. So Bahasa Malaysia used to be my main language other than Cantonese and later on English (brushed up more when I met my hubby then boyfriend through snail mails, I had to practise and brush up my English as he doesn't speak Cantonese) Anyway, I think it is fun to be able to practise back and sharing what I know with those of you who are interested.

And so, here goes our next lesson: RIGHT / LEFT

Let's Learn Bahasa & Cantonese

For those of you who are more often on Facebook, you can also find the tutorials on my Facebook fan page. I have created a "Let's Learn Bahasa & Cantonese!" album to store the phrases. Enjoy learning!


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Teaching & Learning Moment - Breakfast At The Park

~ Posted on Monday, March 30, 2015 at 5:46 AM ~

During the recent school holiday (1 week), I brought our 3 kiddos out to the park earlier in the morning to have our breakfast there, then I let them play at the playground a wee bit after they have their breakfast.

Teaching & Learning Moment

Now why this falls into the 'Teaching & Learning Moments!'?

* Train their patience level, to finish up their food before they can go play (VERY big temptation since the whole playground is all theirs!)

* I get to teach our 6 yrs old boy some stuff about buildings as we can see different types of buildings all around us - like what is condominium, landed property and then I got distracted and further on explained to him what does property means etc

Win-win!

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Teaching & Learning Moment - Mailing Letters

~ Posted on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 5:01 AM ~

I joined this Facebook group where I get to exchange and even get freebies of angpow packets and after Chinese New Year, I decided it is time to mail out all the angpow packets which I had promised to trade and give aways with the members. While I was carrying our 1.5 years old Carolyn on my hipseat, I got our older 2 kiddos to each stand on one side of the letter box.

I passed the envelopes one by one to our kiddos based on whether it is local delivery or other states delivery.

Now why this falls into the 'Teaching & Learning Moments!'?

* Listen to instructions (Me: 'Alyson / Benjamin, slot this envelope in.')

* Execute the instructions (Alyson and Benjamin dutifully tip-toed and slot in the respective envelopes)

* Train their aiming skills to slot in the envelopes correctly into the small little gap.

* Train their patience level, to wait for their respective envelopes instead of fighting over the envelopes to slot in.

* Give older kiddo opportunity to help out younger sibling (struggling to tip-toe after a while LOL) and opportunity for younger kiddo to express gratitude on help being extended to them.

Win-win!

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