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First Stop, Singapore!

Welcome to Singapore!

As a homeschooling family, we are blessed with the option to teach our children where, when, what and how we choose. Ensuring that they are equipped with all they need to thrive in life is imperative. One of the things we’ve decided to teach our kids is Mandarin Chinese. We have been taking lessons for almost one year now, and felt as though Singapore, a tiny island city-state south of Malaysia, would be a great place to ease into our journey across Asia. We would spend 2.5 weeks there during late May-early June.

Before embarking on this journey, I thought to myself, “How could I make this time of immersive learning memorable, effective and fun for a five and six year old? Here was our plan:

Write in our travel journals daily

Visit places that teach about the history and culture

Practice conversing in Mandarin with kind vendors at the market

Study, count and use the local currency

Experience the food

Study and read the maps to navigate around town

Connect with local homeschoolers

Master the art of FUN!

Education

Today’s Nature Walk

The beauty of living in a place that rains a lot is the lush greenery and countless types of flowers that grow and contribute to the aesthetics of the landscape. How many different flowers can we identify on our walk to the park today? And what is the anatomy of a flower? Why are there so many bees around them? How does God use bees to create more flowers? We incorporated math with simple counting and science (Botany and Melittology) by simply going for a walk.