The Value of Play

Every night, dear husband would ask DA what he did for the day. DA would happily reply, “I played!” This would always lead to the daddy scratching his head, doubting whether the kids were actually learning anything as the days go by. While play may sound trivial and unimportant, there is more to it than meets the eye. Play Everyone […]

How to Teach Kids a Second Language

One morning, while in the elevator, a senior Chinese woman struck up a conversation with DA. In fookien Chinese, she asked, “Are you going to school already?” DA managed to nod his head despite not fully understanding the question. Thinking that he understood, the woman went on, still in Fookien Chinese, “How old are you?” DA answered with another nod. […]