ALOHA Mental Arithmetic: Of Games and Sharpening both Brains

Are you left-brained or right-brained? Maybe you already know that the two sides of our brains have totally different functions and that they play a role on how we perform in our daily tasks and challenges. When you’re left-brained, you’re considered to be logical and analytical, , but if you have a more dominant right brain, you are on the creative side. In ALOHA Mental Arithmetic, they give their students exercises that would enhance both brain hemispheres, so they can both be analytical and creative, on top of activities that would enhance their learning skills – visual, auditory and kinesthetic. […]

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First day of ALOHA Mental Arithmetic: Learning to use the Abacus

I took Lukas to his first session at ALOHA Mental Arithmetic center in Greenhills last Thursday afternoon. I wasn’t sure what to expect, since this would be the first time we will try an ”academic” supplementary program. But judging through the videos we’ve seen, it seems to make Math so much fun to do. If you haven’t read my previous blog about ALOHA Mental Arithmetic, click this: Mental Math Fun with ALOHA Mental Arithmetic I included a video of kids who demonstrated their Math Wizardry using the ALOHA method in that blog.   Math isn’t exactly Lukas’ favorite subject. In […]

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Mental Math Fun with ALOHA Mental Arithmetic

When I was in 4th grade, I had a traumatic experience with a Math teacher that left me very insecure with anything ”numbers.” My system automatically shuts down even in the simplest of situations that would require Mathematical solutions, and I have learned to use humor to avoid it. Teaching Math to my kids is one of my biggest worries in homeschooling. When we decided to try Saxon Math on our eldest son when he was 9, I asked my husband, Jay, to take over. When it comes to other subjects, I’m confident that my children can advance even on […]

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Basic Robotics for Kids at The Study by Enderun

My son has been begging me for Robotics classes for about four years now. His prayers had been answered this July when a friend sold me her Enderun Extension Gift Certificate (that we could use for any of the short programs that the school offered) for less than half the price printed on the card. Enderun Extension has a great lineup of activities for kids and teens to join over summer, which included Arts and Culinary, but we were only interested in Basic Robotics. Multi-level class We signed up Pablo for their July classes. The class, which was taught by […]

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Taking the Boys to the Manila Mini Maker Faire 2018

I originally planned to take the kids to the Manila Mini Maker Faire after their ballet last Saturday afternoon. But we ended up taking shelter at SM Aura for more than an hour because it rained so hard and none of us four remembered to bring an umbrella, haha! On Sunday, I woke the kids up earlier than usual so we could go before the rain ruined our plan again. Judah was over himself with excitement! Well, I always prep the kids about the events I take them to, to make them curious or interested. Judah was especially excited because […]

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