Earthquake

How do you explain earthquakes to preschoolers? Yesterday, an earthquake struck Manila. Thank God it was mild where we were and we didn’t even feel it. KM was terrified, though, with the thought of the earthquake.  We discussed earthquakes in...

Huge

KM: 100 is a HUGE number. Me: Wow, huge! What does huge mean? KM: It means humongous! Me: Wow, humongous! What does humongous mean? KM: Mommy, that’s easy! Humongous is the Tagalog* of big! 🙂 * Tagalog is a Filipino...

Big problem

Kids’ perspectives are really interesting.  Often, we parents have to see things from their perspective so that we may understand where they are coming from. Here is KM’s recent phone conversation with his dad. (Mobile phone rings) Daddy: Hello? KM:...

Taking the leap

Yesterday, we enrolled KM for TMA’s homeschooling program.  He was very excited to buy his books and was very cheerful as usual to all the gracious TMA staffers who assisted us.  We chose TMA for its years of experience and...