Long Term Student’s Experience

I was so touched by a long term student’s farewell gift. I have been teaching them for the past 3 years. We have shared so many different experiences from bike riding (and crashes), shopping at the supermarket, cooking chocolate cakes at home, bbq lunch up a mountain, learning to ride…

What is Activity Blending?

Why stick with one activity when you can combine two! Mixing common activities is a fun and intriguing concept for kids. I like to call it ‘Activity Blending.’ ‘Taking one typical activity and interlacing it with an entirely different activity. ‘My thought process when combining activities is based on observations…

Phonics Terms Poster

What are Phonemes? What is the difference between Phoneme Awareness and Phonological Awareness? If you are coming across terms like these, they can be quite confusing and foreign. I decided to put together a poster laying out the basic Phonic’s jargon. If you are a parent encountering these sayings for…

3 Quick Blending Tips

HELP YOUR CHILD BEGIN READING WITH MR J Bite sized 1 min Instagram video below for parents. Here are the Tips below: 1️⃣ KEEP IT SIMPLE Introduce single sounds, diagraphs or letter combinations one at a time. The art of blending is step by step. 2️⃣ TRACKING LEFT TO RIGHT…

Engage Activity

“Do not keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play.” — Plato The quote above is by the world renowned philosopher Plato. Seems he knew the secret code of kids.Play.Hence the BEST way to start a tutoring session with young kids is through a play based activity.Why is…