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by Thaiclan
Tue, 07 Jun 2011 11:03 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Home schooling
Replies: 5
Views: 5578

ExpatHomeSchool

Hi, I homeschool my 9 year old daughter using a mixture of the British curriculum (Key Stage 2) and Singapore math. There is a very large homeschooling community here in Singapore, made up of expats and locals. There is a curriculum fair tomorrow (June 8th). There is a homeschool forum at www.ExpatH...
by Thaiclan
Sun, 17 Oct 2010 7:39 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Anyone used bumwear or another cloth diaper? Diaper service?
Replies: 28
Views: 33825

2 dozen will be ample, more than enough infact but at least you will not be worrying for when your next load is washed! A washing tip - do not use too much comfort as this can make them less absorbent. I used white vinegar in place of comfort as (a) it as natural antiseptic qualities and (b) does no...
by Thaiclan
Sun, 03 Oct 2010 12:07 pm
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: home schooling
Replies: 45
Views: 62964

ExpatHomeSchool

There is a forum you can join called ExpatHomeSchool dot com which is for Singapore homeschoolers.
by Thaiclan
Wed, 01 Sep 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Moving to Singapore, Advice in Schools
Replies: 11
Views: 8724

There are many parents who stick with being on the waiting list at their chosen school and then home school in the meantime. You can continue to follow the same curriculum as the school, or from your home country, then when a place is available your child is ready to take it without having to exit a...
by Thaiclan
Wed, 01 Sep 2010 3:08 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Do expat children go to local schools?
Replies: 37
Views: 45983

Homeschool talk "how to choose a curriuclum"

Hi Shona, We home school and when the time comes my daughter will sit IGCSE and then A levels. If you are interested to know more there is a home school talk on "how to choose a curriculum" at my place tomorrow. There will be about 20+ parents so also a good opportunity to meet others in the home sc...
by Thaiclan
Sat, 14 Aug 2010 5:21 pm
Forum: Staying, Living in Singapore
Topic: Any GOOD DIY or hardware shops?
Replies: 4
Views: 5928

Any GOOD DIY or hardware shops?

I want to set up a small woodwork area for my daughter (we homeschool and this is part of that). We have a self-fix store which is really quite poorly equipped. I need to buy basic hammer, chisel, plain, some timber etc. Any ideas if there is a DIY style store that can fit me out with what I need? I...
by Thaiclan
Fri, 13 Aug 2010 11:31 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Birthday kid received hardly any gifts
Replies: 26
Views: 10990

Daughter turned 8 this year which means we have been through 2 prior birthdays of receiving 15 or so presents at each party. Problem is she either already has the stuff (she gets an allowance and buys her own toys) or she ends up receiving two or three of the same toy. This year we had 18 guests and...
by Thaiclan
Tue, 10 Aug 2010 5:09 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Furniture Donation Collection
Replies: 3
Views: 9308

I have been in the same situation. I wanted to donate all my baby stuff (cot, walker, unused electric breast pumps, sterilisers, monitors the whole lot), I did a brief costing and it was at least $2.5k worth of items, all well looked after with the boxes as I always bought the high-end models of eve...
by Thaiclan
Tue, 10 Aug 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Education & Enrichment Courses for Children
Topic: home schooling
Replies: 45
Views: 62964

Hi Lapalette, I haven't used this site for the longest time (annoyingly slow for some reason). Anyway not sure where you got up to with homeschooling. If you are interested (and anyone else here), a homeschooling mum will be giving a talk at my place early September on how to choose a curriculum, pl...
by Thaiclan
Tue, 23 Mar 2010 8:36 am
Forum: Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
Topic: Voip
Replies: 5
Views: 3266

Voip

I have erratic reception on my mobile phones where I live. I have used both Singtel and Starhub but daily I get switched to roaming as it picks up the Indonesian service. Also the reception wavers frequently especially after a duration longer than 15 or 20 minutes. I was thinking of getting a landli...
by Thaiclan
Thu, 04 Mar 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Free baby cot with mobile
Replies: 5
Views: 5197

hmum wrote:Hi

Sanctuary House is a great charity to donate it to.:)
I contacted Sanctuary house and they weren't interested in any material donations - seems they have enough supply.

All items have been taken now.
by Thaiclan
Thu, 04 Feb 2010 2:59 pm
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Free baby cot with mobile
Replies: 5
Views: 5197

Free baby cot with mobile

Hi, my daughter doesn't use her cot...maybe she slept in it for 2 weeks max! Its a wooden one that we bought from Ikea last year. There's also a mobile on it. Anyone here know of a good home and they can have it if they pick up, or maybe someone could tell me of a church/welfare organisation/orphana...
by Thaiclan
Thu, 04 Feb 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: Playdates & Playgroups for Children
Topic: east coast playgroup
Replies: 49
Views: 55842

Playgroup at Bedok

Hi Diay and other Mums, Rosemount was so packed last week and today...I find it a bit too much with 15 - 20 mums and bubs! Im going to organise a session next week at my place just to get a group going. I have a very large unit so am happy to host, or maybe we could alternate or use a function room ...
by Thaiclan
Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:24 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: Health Insurance for expats
Replies: 1
Views: 11692

You say you might be moving from expat to local hire which implies that still hasn't been finalised yet. If you think you might be pregnant now or within the next few months then just stick with your existing insurance policy. If the company currently pay they can give you the details and you contin...
by Thaiclan
Sat, 17 Oct 2009 8:01 am
Forum: Parenting, Family & Schools
Topic: Youth Baseball in Singapore?
Replies: 3
Views: 3439

They have cages and pitches over at Kallang Leisure park (right by the Kallang Indoor Stadium).

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