Book Review: All About the Philippines

We had the opportunity to review one of Tuttle Publishing’s books recently. The title of the book is “All About the Philippines: Stories, Songs, Crafts, and Games for Kids,”  authored by Gidget Roceles Jimenez and beautifully illustrated in watercolor by Corazon Dandan-Albano. It is the best supplementary book in Filipino history and culture for kids that we’ve used so far and let me tell you why. First of all, it celebrates the richness and diversity of our history, heritage and culture as a people in the most honest and colorful way. And the simplicity of the text and it being served […]

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Homeschooling: My Preschooler tries the Buribox by Adarna House

I was just talking about how big things come in surprising packages in my other blog, and the the Buribox was one of them. I thought getting my preschooler to try out the Buribox is a great idea. I was looking for materials to use for his homeschool and the invitation to try it out came at the perfect time. Not that I’m in a hurry (he was still 4 years old at that time), but he’s been asking me to homeschool since last year. We’ve been reading books a lot but everytime I get his brothers to work on […]

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The tricky business of teaching kids Tagalog

We recently purchased a Tagalog for Kids teaching set for home school. This year, we felt that it’s time to take teaching our children our language more seriously. In the past few years, we’ve used a few books for Filipino (the school subject) and so far, PACES had been the most workable for us. However, after assessing our progress, I realized that my 8-year old can answer the exercises and ace the exams but he still cannot converse with it which makes all the studying, in my opinion, useless. So this year, I decided to take a pause from our Filipino workbooks and […]

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