Saturday, May 31, 2008

Phonics and Reading Progress with Clicknkids

Looking for a good phonics and reading program for Ern Tong, perhaps for Sean too (if he is interested). Read through comments on clicknkids program, tested on their trial lessons. Quite impressed.

School holiday started., the right time to introduce the phonics program. Signed up for clicknkids on 26 May 2008. Paid with paypal at USD53.87 without the option of 3 payments. You do have this option when opting with other mode of payments.

Test run on Ern Tong. Able to manage. Started at lesson 10., as per guided. I guess it really goes on individual., may reverse to earlier lessons to build a stronger basic. Test run # 2 with Sean the tough one., short concentration and refuse to be guided. His learning is very much dependant on his mood.

27 May 2008. Told Ern Tong that clicknkids is a learning program (not a game). Started with lesson 3, and she is doing good and able to proceed with lesson 4 then 5 with full concentration. Try again on Sean with lesson 2, not in good mood., let him off.

30 May 2008. Ern Tong is progressing well. She is doing lesson 16 today. Lesson 3-10 was very relaxing with her strong basic from school and of course the earlier fun games with starfall online free program. Whereas for Sean, I would introduce clicknkids again when he is much more ready, anytime, no hurry!

Clicknkids is the right program for Ern Tong at age 6. It is catered where children can learn (not play) systematically. 'Learning' and 'systematic' are important points versus the other free online fun educational games.

Personnally, I would recommend clicknkids for children in need of reading skills. Parents may visit ClickN Read Phonics learning to read website for more information and clarification.

19 June 2008. Ern Tong is doing fine with lesson 36 today. Her challenge level starts from lesson 30, where she requires repetition on some of the lessons. On and off Sean did request for a lesson, especially when Ern Tong is reading so well in front of him. However, I do feel that he is not ready.

20 June 2008. She resists to do lesson. I guess she needs a few days off.

3 November 2008. Ern Tong is able, and ready to read on her own : )

Friday, May 30, 2008

Educational Games for Ern Tong and Sean

Ern Tong is 6 years old now. She was introduced and exposed to computer at the age of 3. I started her with Disney Winnie the Pooh series., including CDs of 'Infants', 'Baby', 'Toddler', 'Preschool' and 'Ready to Read With Pooh'. These games are fun and interactive.

Art and craft is one of her favourite activities. Her ambition for the year 2008 is.... Artist : ) . She loves swimming too, where she practise it once a week at school. Her favourite website is Barney and Friends, where she can access to free Barney's Video, Games, Music.

Sean manage to pick up very fast when learning with interactive fun games. He loves Winnie the Pooh series and Barney and Friends too. However, his passion for music and songs surprised me most. It is really sweet and happy when he performs his song. One of his favourite CDs is My Little Star-Song. We then bought the other two of the same series 'Occupation' and 'Fruits'.

Another free online educational website that both Ern Tong and Sean love is Learn To Read at Starfall. This educational website enhances children's ACBs awareness and phonics practise.


My name is Kee Ken Wee, a graduate from University of Northumbria at Newcastle. Managing some home-based activities at my own pace and interest., while not forgetting to take care of family daily needs and necessities.

Registered since 1999 with Ng Yi Chian, a graduate of University Malaya, our love blossoms with 3 kids. Darling, Ng Ern Tong was born on November 2002. Two years later, we welcome our God gifted prince, Ng Kai Sean on December 2004. Then our bonus, Ng Ern Nee joined us on September 2007.

Our life is pretty much a routine and a simple one. Of course there are learning curves with ups & downs.

To be very honest, I am not good in this "blog" thing. It is very new to me. And WOW!!! I have just created one and starting to write something about me and my family : )
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