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Early Childhood
(Birth to 6 years old)

Early Childhood are the most important years. Learn how to teach and entertain your children to get maximum results for your effort. Click here to know why we should be making learning fun. Find the best enrichment programmes and preschools in Singapore.

It is sometimes a lonely and tedious job, caring for children. Mothers feel responsible for everything that is going on with their kids. From the first milestones of crawling, walking, talking, counting and reading, we are panic-stricken when our child is not 'keeping up'. I have set up MomsWisdom.net to encourage and advise mothers of young children. With regard to kids, No Effort Is Wasted! It may take a while for you to see the results of your efforts, but they are there, waiting to burst out of your children and amaze you.

My elder daughter came in first in her Pr 2 class in SCGS last year and my second daughter just won the Silver medal in Shichida. It took me more than 8 years to see these solid tangible results from my kids, but it happened. I was very much encouraged.

Raising Happy Children is essential, let us take this enriching journey together now to produce happy well-adjusted children who are assets to society...

If you haven't already done so, watch this hilarious Ted.com.video by motivational coach, Jaochim de Posada on how Delayed Gratification can predict future success.

Positive Mindset

When some people hear 'Early Learning' or 'Flash cards', the first thought that springs to mind is Extreme parenting or Kids without any childhood.

They couldn't be more wrong. Children need a structured schedule so they know their routine. If your child is prepared and knows his work well, he will be able to enjoy his school life. Imagine how you would feel if you were in class and did not understand what the teacher was teaching, now THAT is what I call stress. The fear and dread that the child feels will hinder his learning in future. What would you rather do? Something that you can do well and excel at, or something you do badly and are awful at? The virtuous cycle makes the strong stronger, but the vicious cycle makes the weak weaker.

What's the mother's job? Sometimes it is difficult to push yourself, that is why God created mothers! We are here to do the thankless job of pushing your kids to do better, otherwise the easiest thing for your child to do would be to plonk himself on the nearest sofa and play with the iPad or iPhone. Did you know that the battery life of a gameboy is 14 hours? How would I know that? A kid I know played a fully-charged gameboy from the moment he woke up till it went dead from a flat battery 14 hours later.

So don't feel guilty and don't feel bad when you have to be the task master. What should be uppermost in your mind is that your child has the brightest future ahead of him. You either pay now or pay later.

The 10,000-Hour Rule

In his book 'Outliers : The Story of Success', Malcolm Gladwell repeatedly mentions the '10,000-Hour Rule', claiming that the key to success in any field is, to a large extent, a matter of practising a specific task for a total of around 10,000 hours.

Even if you were gifted at something, you still need to practise the given task. Otherwise you would slowly but surely become mediocre at it.

If you read about the top PSLE students each year, you will realize that most of them spend between 4 to 7 hours a day studying. Taken as an average, that adds up to 10,000 hours over a 6 year period from Pr 1 to Pr 6. It goes the same for secondary school, 6 hours of study per day would add up to 10,000 hours over 4 years from Sc 1 to Sc 4.

Mastery of any topic, subject or activity is only possible by consistent practice. Is there a short cut? Not that I have discovered. The ethic of hard work pays handsomely, it is the proverbial water dripping on stone. Your mother was right - Practice really makes Perfect.

Remember Success begins with Focus, Discipline and Determination.

Visual vs Audio Memory

Most top students have a very good visual memory, an excellent photographic memory can be learned. Find out how.

Flash cards

Learn why flash cards are an effective way to teach children and how best to do it.

Chinese Learning

Prepare your child in advance for Mandarin in Primary school.

Learning to Read

Learning to read English is one of the most important milestones.

Easy Crafts for Kids

Hard pressed to think of something for the young ones to do? Refer to this resource that teaches as well as entertains.

Poetry for Kids

Poetry for Children is a great way to teach them an appreciation for the English language and its intricacies.


Enrichment Classes

I have tried practically everything for my elder daughter. I have had to cut back for my other 2 kids due to time constraint but the following are classes which I thought were worth attending :

Shichida Classes

Shichida Classes are a fantastic way to train your child's left and right brain. More than just Flash cards, Shichida teaches Languages, Mathematics, Science and hones their Photographic memory.

ChengZhu Mandarin Centre
(Formerly Julia Gabriel)

ChengZhu Mandarin Centre, situated in Rochester Mall is the only place that provides accompanied Chinese classes for toddlers aged 6 to 18 months.


Stock up on all the essentials needed for your motherhood maternity needs and new baby at Mother & Baby Fairs which happen every month or so. You can also find lots of educational materials located all in one venue for convenience.

There is always a Book Fair going on somewhere in Singapore. Get books at steep discounts and there are sometimes even activities available to entertain the kids at the big fairs.

The 3 Week Diet

Return from Early Childhood to Good Parenting

Return from Early Childhood to Persistence - The Daffodil Principle

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