Moving from Kindergarten to Primary school, Lower primary to Upper primary and beyond has always has it’s challenges.
The expectation differ as a child progresses from one stage to another. It is never easy adapting to the different standards and being able to meet up to your peers especially if you are in a new environment.
The study engine has to be re-started after being on vacations for 6-7 weeks and it does take a while to get back in gear. There are so many new things to learn and with the start of a new school year it can get overwhelming for the child.
In this series I will be touching on how I help to bridge the gaps for my kids as they progress from one level to another.
Tiger girl from Nursery to Kindergarten
Doggie boy from Lower Primary to Upper Primary ( P2 to P3)
Monkey boy from Primary 4 to Primary 5
It is a big difference for them and they are still adjusting to the new workload and pace of learning. There are different expectations placed on them as they face an accelerated pace of learning.
Growth is expected of them both in academic wise and maturity and this has been a struggle for all.
As they age and progress up the academic ladder monitoring and guiding them along the way only grows in importance.
Childhood is only a small window of time for them to learn and develop skills and abilities which will see them through the rest of their lives.
Getting the right foothold is essential for the child to be able to cope with this increase workload and responsibility. As a parent I am trying my best to equip my children with the right shoes to be able to do this.
I’ll be kicking on this series with Monkey boy as I share with you what I have been doing with him to get him up to speed now that he is in Primary 5.
I will be touching on the challenges that he currently faces and what I have done and will be doing with him to make his transition smoother.
February was certainly a really short and busy month for me. I went away on a short trip to Taiwan to spend a weekend with R.
It was a really visual feast me as I had the opportunity to visit a few different places during my 4 day trip. Last week I shared about our visit to the Chocolate Wonderland and I have yet to share pictures about the Fisherman Wharf where it was located!!
I took nearly 700+ pictures that weekend and have yet to share the photos I took at the seaside, rose garden, tulip garden and lantern festival. I guess that you have to be contented with some snippets that I’ve included in this post.
It was nearly the end of the Sakura season but I was lucky to spot some of these blooms at a private grove that we visited. Looking at flowers always cheer me up. Do they do the same for you?
Looking at the cascading waters of a waterfall feels me with awe. The wonder of nature hidden in pockets in the valley in a national park. Taiwan certainly has lots of nice trails and places to visit.
If the mountainside isn’t for you then head to the seaside and you be amazed by the unique rock formations that can be viewed.
February was certainly a month to celebrate love. It was a time for me to celebrate the love of my life in a post all dedicated to him. Even though we still have our differences but there is nothing that can’t be work out if we try our best to communicate in our relationship with each other.
Besides focusing on romantic love I also shared a love with this new obsession that the kids have with hama beads . Tiger girl and I have been crafting nearly everyday since I introduced this craft to them this year. It’s one of the ways that I enjoy bonding with her when she’s home after school.
I managed to get some reading done in February and reviewed these two books
These motivational books have help me refocus and realign my thinking and strategies towards reaching my goals. I will be trying out the suggestions in the 2nd book explicitly to enhance my ability in reaching my weight lost goals.