Comments for Elgarmummy.com http://www.elgarmummy.com | Singapore Parenting Blog Wed, 24 May 2017 18:19:42 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.6 Comment on 10 Ways To Expose Your Child To Science by Wendy http://www.elgarmummy.com/10-ways-to-expose-your-child-to-science/#comment-723 Wed, 24 May 2017 18:19:42 +0000 http://www.elgarmummy.com/?p=1620#comment-723 Hi,
I’m feeling lost on what I should do with my Son until I chanced upon your blog. Will you kindly share with me on where to send my Son to do a test to see if he’s gifted? I read your blog and realised that my son’s case is interestingly similar to yours. He is also 5 this year(born late month of year 2011) and about to go into primary one next year. I really need someone to advise me on what I should do, since he is just like your Son, can’t focus on certain subjects but really far beyond his peers in terms of English language. Looking forward to your kind reply! Thank you!
Wendy

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Comment on 10 Ways To Expose Your Child To Science by Lavanya viswanathan http://www.elgarmummy.com/10-ways-to-expose-your-child-to-science/#comment-721 Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:36:02 +0000 http://www.elgarmummy.com/?p=1620#comment-721 Excellent write up. My kid is also 4 years old.but started reading when he was 2.5. Now he reads encyclopedia on his own and I was just wondering what to do.as he feels school is boring for his level except fo playing with peers and Swimming.ur blog is very useful.. can u send me a private mail to my id

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Comment on 10 Ways To Expose Your Child To Science by StaceyL http://www.elgarmummy.com/10-ways-to-expose-your-child-to-science/#comment-720 Sun, 01 Jan 2017 07:25:40 +0000 http://www.elgarmummy.com/?p=1620#comment-720 Hi Sarah would I be able to get the details of the center from you privately? I would greatly appreciate if you could email me the details. Thank you. I’m glad you finally got the answers on how to assist you child.

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Comment on 10 Ways To Expose Your Child To Science by Sarah http://www.elgarmummy.com/10-ways-to-expose-your-child-to-science/#comment-719 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:27:29 +0000 http://www.elgarmummy.com/?p=1620#comment-719 Hey Grace, it looks really good. Will check it out!

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Comment on Speed Bumps To Gifted Acceleration by Sarah http://www.elgarmummy.com/speed-bumps-to-gifted-acceleration/#comment-718 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:25:34 +0000 http://www.elgarmummy.com/?p=1103#comment-718 One of the issues I have encountered is they use inches and feet. It’s so hard to calculate. I forgot to cancel the subscription and have been paying since.

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Comment on Gifted Testing In Singapore From A Parent’s Perspective by Sarah http://www.elgarmummy.com/gifted-testing-in-singapore-from-a-parents-perspective/#comment-717 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:05:43 +0000 http://www.elgarmummy.com/?p=1058#comment-717 It really depends. Some older kids are just mean. Some younger kids are just very sociable. In other countries, acceleration has benefits.

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Comment on Gifted Testing In Singapore From A Parent’s Perspective by Sarah http://www.elgarmummy.com/gifted-testing-in-singapore-from-a-parents-perspective/#comment-716 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:04:08 +0000 http://www.elgarmummy.com/?p=1058#comment-716 I can’t remember. Perhaps it is to get him to stay still and play an instrument.

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Comment on 10 Ways To Expose Your Child To Science by Sarah http://www.elgarmummy.com/10-ways-to-expose-your-child-to-science/#comment-715 Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:02:53 +0000 http://www.elgarmummy.com/?p=1620#comment-715 You have mail!

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Comment on Speed Bumps To Gifted Acceleration by debbiediscovers http://www.elgarmummy.com/speed-bumps-to-gifted-acceleration/#comment-714 Sat, 15 Oct 2016 19:37:13 +0000 http://www.elgarmummy.com/?p=1103#comment-714 Sarah looks like we were both looking at the giftedandtalented.com at the same time. @TheCommonMom I am also from Singapore and have been working with the giftedandtalented.com team to introduce their programme to Singapore with very limited success. And it was after quite a lot of effort, giving out trials to parents who were from the Ministry of Education, or teachers and principals themselves, across a range of age groups, getting the largest enrichment centre in Singapore to evaluate the programme, plus doing my own research that I realised Singapore’s math is 2 academic years ahead of the US. We start algebra at Grade 5, vs US at Grade 7. So most kids found it too easy.

Pitching it at the right level was also a challenge because of time difference and ease of switching grades. Comparing syllabus was also challenging even though many say Common Core is similar to SIngapore Math because the terminology used is different. So parents and educators found it difficult to match level to level.

The other thing is that Singaporean kids are hyper exposed to iPads and are very comfortable with technology. Some EPGY modules are still on CD-ROM so they don’t have much patience if the technology is slow or if the questions are too gated and they cannot accelerate fast enough.

After about 6-9 months of trials, research, feedback, we figured that pre-school was the most appropriate age group to benefit from the giftedandtalented.com programme. However, knowing how intense the local education system can be, not many parents within my circle with preschool kids were keen to subject their kids to academic enrichment for purposes of acceleration at that age.

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Comment on 10 Ways To Expose Your Child To Science by Grace http://www.elgarmummy.com/10-ways-to-expose-your-child-to-science/#comment-713 Wed, 12 Oct 2016 08:06:43 +0000 http://www.elgarmummy.com/?p=1620#comment-713 Hi Sarah, perhaps you can consider registering for monthly subscriptions from Little Passports. They are a company that provides interesting monthly topical packages that are shipped direct to your mailbox, including Singapore. Their latest addition called “Science Expeditions” might work for your child. 🙂
Here is the link, https://www.littlepassports.com/little-passports-science-expeditions/

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