Ethan discovered recently that he can actually borrow books from Bao Bei and bring them home. He got super excited and picked a book about heavy machines. He brings it everywhere he goes. I love libraries. I was a librarian back in school. I used to borrow the entire series of Noddy! Dunno what happen to me now, I just don’t read books anymore -.- Not bad, BaoBei has its own library! Ethan brings the […]
Earlier this week, Ethan came home smiling from ear to ear. He only smiles that wide upon completing one stage and proceeding to the next. He has been in BaoBei for 9 months now and he is in stage E at the moment. I thought he has completed stage E and is already in F but he said not yet, a little bit more to go. I wonder then, why that big grin? Then he […]
It has been FIVE months since Ethan first started going to BaoBei. A week after I published his update at 2.5 months, he brought home another set of cards that consists of 11 word cards. I did not recorded a video then as it was only 11 words. After that initial set of 30, then 42 and later 11, he brought home 66 new cards several days ago! Total that means he has mastered 149 […]
After the last update of Ethan reading 30 characters @ 1 month in BaoBei Reading Wonderland, here’s another update. Today, 2.5 months after attending BaoBei, Ethan brought home another 42 word cards. Add that to the previous 30 word cards, he can now read a total of 72 characters just 2.5 months after attending BaoBei. Needless to say, I’m impressed. Unlike the previous 30 characters where I am able to master all of them after […]
After exactly ONE month attending BaoBei (week long school holidays deducted) Ethan brought home 30 word cards today. One look at them and already I shook my head thinking how on Earth would he be able to read all those? BaoBei word cards But surprise, surprise! Ethan took out those word cards and read them to me effortlessly! Watch this video of him reading those cards! That is Ethan’s progress in exactly ONE month. Just […]
I was at my work place as usual today waiting for Darling to send Ethan over after his class in Bao Bei. Right on time Ethan appeared at the glass door. I greeted him with a kiss and a hug and asked him how his day was. He said it was okay and I continued by asking how many times he went to the loo during lessons today. I don’t know why but each time he […]
A week after attending Bao Bei, Ethan is starting to speak in Mandarin. Ethan and colours in Mandarin While we were playing with colours last Tuesday, he happily blurted this out… Sweet! He now has the confidence to speak in Mandarin to ME but not to his teachers yet. Why? Because he knows his Mandarin is superior to me so he can show off!! Most of the time I don’t know what he says until […]
I’ve been busy hence no time to update Ethan’s progress in Bao Bei the past few days. I won’t be updating so frequent-lah, but I think the first week is very important so I took notes of whatever improvement I see in him. Read about Day 1’s update here. Day 2 Ethan still refuse to read nor speak to the teachers unless it is in English. He does not participate in group activities and still […]
Today marks the first day Ethan attending Mandarin classes at Bao Bei. We went there 10 minutes early to have a look at the premise before enrolling Ethan. We did not get to see the classroom during our last visit there last week as they were in a midst of a class then. Hand sanitizer I saw ALL the kids getting their hands sanitized before entering the classroom. Thumbs up. Can you spot Ethan? I […]
We are looking for a decent place for Ethan to learn Mandarin. Our first stop is the well-known Bao Bei Reading Wonderland. Bao Bei Reading Wonderland, children’s super-learning programme? Really so super? While Darling and I were busy enquiring about the programme, Ethan kept himself entertained… He’s getting restless. Okay, okay… so you are hungry. Let’s go Snowflake :P Before we left, I almost fainted when given the fee structure… For a 1 1/2 hours […]
Okay. Since Ethan’s reading in English is progressing well, we thought of sending him for Chinese lessons. I am a bit sceptical (being a banana, I’m afraid he might not be able to cope). But I heard that the best age to learn a new language is before the child turns 6 years old. We are looking high and low for a reputable and reliable centre when the obvious came to mind – Bao Bei […]
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