7 April 2017 Dear Clarice Much as I applaud your effort for starting and leading a book club in your class, I would have to stop you from bringing your story books to share in school. Yesterday, you brought home two Chinese Barbie story books with ripped pages after lending it to your classmates. Unfortunately,… Continue reading We have a book-ripper!
6 April 2017 Dear Clarice, This week was your school’s book donation drive and I thought it would be a great opportunity for you to get rid of books you don’t read anymore, to free up some space and make room for new books. Oh well, it was just wishful thinking on my part. It… Continue reading Picture books don’t bite
Dear Clarice, We can learn so many life lessons from books, that even a short quote can thug at your heartstrings. My favorite is from the wisdom of Dr Seuss “a person’s a person no matter how small”. Look through the list here and find one which resonates with you.Top 20 best quotes from children’s… Continue reading Best book quotes
26 March 2017 Dear Clarice, You have tons of picture books which mummy started buying for you since you were born. The benefits generated from these books include your abilities to read independently (at 4!) and draw (scribble from 1 and half) from a very young age. Picture books have been lauded for being excellent… Continue reading Picture this!
24 March 2017 Dear Clarice, You cooked dinner for the family today. I think it’s great that you not only liked cooking, but you’re gaining the confidence to cook more adventurously. Previously your repertoire of dishes included fried eggs and stir-fry broccoli. Today you experimented with mixing minced meat soya sauce, oyster sauce, sesame oil… Continue reading Experiment!
21 March 2017 Dear Clarice, You took the lead to start a book club a week into your first year in primary school. I was so proud of your initiative and leadership. Reading goes a long way to help you survive in life now and later. I don’t mean to stereotype but evidence seems to show that boys… Continue reading Book Club for Boys Who Didn’t Read?!
20 March 2017 Dear Clarice, Remember the good old days when you used to get a coloured star sticker for school work that is well done or good behavior? We haven’t done that for a long time and the stickers fade out of memory. Though we still praise you lavishly, it will be nice to… Continue reading A little reward goes a long way