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Primary 4A Higher Chinese Flash Cards Lesson 2

I made these flash cards for Hiroshi so that they can be constantly revised.
Flash card for Primary 4A higher Chinese Lesson 2 (认识新加坡, 牛车水 & 胡姬花)

Blue words are 识读字.
Red words are 识写字.
Primary 4A Higher Chinese Flash Cards Lesson 2
Primary 4A Higher Chinese Flash Cards Lesson 2

Sharing it here, hoping that other parents will find it useful as well.
Download Flash Cards: Primary 4 Higher Chinese Lesson 2(认识新加坡, 牛车水 & 胡姬花).

All you need to know about Childcare Centers in Singapore

In this video, James said “Mama school me”.

It might not be a significant statement for other parents out there. But for us, our hearts were aching in pain when we were not able to fulfill basic needs like an education for James who badly needs it. We have a huge problem. A shortage of childcare centers in Punggol. The one under our block has a waiting list of 430 kids. (Shocked? Yeah, tell me about it!)

We were thankful that a financial literacy program (Common Cents) from channel 5 has taken the time to understand our predicament. We were brought on a journey with expert opinions to better understand our situation and Singapore’s Childcare Educational System. It has been an enriching experience. And I hope that this blog post will be useful for you too.
Common Cents Channel 5 Childcare Irene Soh

1. Do EARLY Research
Do research on your preferred childcare centers. Personally check out schools and make sure that you’ll be comfortable with the teachers, school curriculum & environment.

All childcare centers curriculum are guided by MOE to make sure that kids will eventually be prepared for Primary One. In short, it doesn’t mean more expensive means better. Find one that you and your child are comfortable with. And most importantly one that fits your budget!

Still cannot decide which school is best for your child? Find one that has been awarded SPARK (Singapore Pre-school Accreditation Framework) Accreditation. Childcare centers with such accreditation are audited to ensure the quality of childcare programs.

2. Register EARLY
There is only ONE thing to learn from my personal experiences. Be KIASU!

3. Still cannot secure a place in any childcare center?
Haunt ECDA website for upcoming Childcare Centers. And place your interest on as soon as you know who the childcare operator is. Be kiasu. Be very very Kiasu!

Since Common Cents is a talk show about Money, we spoke about subsidies too.

All working mothers are entitled $300 worth of subsidy. In addition, families with monthly household incomes of $7,500 and below are now eligible for an Additional Subsidy, with lower income families receiving more. Larger families with many dependents can also choose to have their Additional Subsidy computed on a per capita income (PCI) basis.

Want to know if you qualify for additional subsidies?
Click Childcare Subsidy Calculator on ECDA’s website. You’ll be directed to download an Excel Sheet. Key in the necessary figures and you’ll get your estimated total subsidies.
Childcare Calculator Singapore

Watch Common Cents on 15 Jan 2015, Thursday, 9.30pm on Channel 5 for full episode.

We are still faithfully refreshing EDCDA’s website with a glimpse of hope to CHOPE vacancies in new childcare center around Punggol area. If you have a solution for our predicament, we’ll love to hear it. Above all, Good Luck to all parents stay in Punggol, SengKang and Sembawang area.

Missed the episode on Common Cents?
Catch it here on XIN MSN catch up tv.

Heartfelt thanks to producer YinPeng, host Steven Chia, Production Crew and all 3 experts for such an insightful experience.

Primary 2A Higher Chinese Flash Cards Lesson 1

I made these flash cards for Sophia so that they can be constantly revised.
Flash card for Primary 2A higher Chinese Lesson 1
(我长大了, 门牙掉了 & 我比去年更快乐)

Blue words are 识读字.
Red words are 识写字.
Primary 2A Higher Chinese Flash Cards Lesson 1(我长大了)
Primary 2A Higher Chinese Flash Cards Lesson 1 门牙掉了
Primary 2A Higher Chinese Flash Cards Lesson 1 我比去年更快乐

Sharing it here, hoping that other parents will find it useful as well.
Download Flash Cards: Primary 2 Higher Chinese Lesson 1(我长大了).
Primary 2 Higher Chinese Lesson 1(门牙掉了 & 我比去年更快乐).

Primary 4A Higher Chinese Flash Cards Lesson 1

I made these flash cards for Hiroshi so that they can be constantly revised.
Flash card for Primary 4A higher Chinese Lesson 1 (哥伦布立鸡蛋, 想要 & 偶然的成功)

Blue words are 识读字.
Red words are 识写字.
Primary 4A Higher Chinese Flash Cards Lesson 1 哥伦布立鸡蛋Primary 4A Higher Chinese Lesson 1 哥伦布立鸡蛋
Primary 4A Higher Chinese Flash Card lesson 1 想要 & 偶然的成功

Sharing it here, hoping that other parents will find it useful as well.
Download Flash Cards: Primary 4 Higher Chinese Lesson 1(哥伦布立鸡蛋).
Primary 4 Higher Chinese Lesson 1 (想要 & 偶然的成功).

Keep Kids brushing like Magic!

I am finally seeing some light at the end of the tunnel.
For the first time ever, they volunteered to BRUSH even before I could nag!

Wanna know how?
The secret lies in Disney Magic Timer App by Oral B.
Disney Magic Timer App from Oral B

I bet you, no kids will ever resist the magic of Disney characters.
But when used together with an incredible mobile App,
this is an unbeatable combination to get kids brushing on their own!

Sophia setting up her account and chose to be Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
Disney Magic Timer App by Oral B

Simply scan any Oral B Stages product and watch the magic unfold before you.
Disney Magic Timer by Oral B

Sophia’s eyes were fixated at the screen
while trying to “brush” away the foam to see the image that lies beneath.
Disney Magic Timer App by Oral B

She brushed for a full 2 minutes!
(Can you feel me jumping in joy!!)

Sophia was excited about collecting stickers after brushing her teeth
and looked forward to bushing again in the evening!
Disney Magic Timer App by Oral B

Even James was enthusiastic about brushing. He took Hiroshi’s Oral-B Pro-Health Stages Disney Cars Power toothbrush and went Me, Me, Me!!
Disney Magic TImer App by Oral B

Oral B Stages product are great investments for better Oral Hygiene in young kids.
Oral B Stages Disney Power Toothbrush

Watch Video to find out more about Disney Magic Timer App by Oral B

You can download the FREE Disney Magic Timer app from either
Disney Magic Timer App Apple Appstore OR Disney Magic Timer App by Google Playstore

Cheers to better Oral Hygiene for our kids.
Let’s Keep Calm and Brush on!

Full Disclosure: We have been gifted Oral B products for the purpose of this review. But all view, opinions, and fresh breath are our own.