POPULAR ARTICLES FROM OUR BLOG

 

The following are some of the popular or trending articles from our blog. Our blog, The Parenting Times is a Malaysian Parenting Blog that has a wealth of parenting articles dated as far back as 2004.

 

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Public Schools Vs Private Schools In Malaysia
Public Schools Vs Private Schools In Malaysia

 

We have been school shopping again. This time it is to choose a secondary school for our children. My daughter has completed her UPSR and is waiting for her results. By now most parents have already made the decision on which school to send their kids. Some of them have even started schooling in the September intake for International Schools. Yet, here we are still pondering. 

Public Schools Vs Private Schools In Malaysia
Tips For Buying School Bags

 

Here are a few quick tips for buying school bags. These tips for buying school bags should be especially useful for parents who are buying school bags for their children who are entering grade school or primary school for the first time. 

Homemade Teacher's Day Gift Ideas
Homemade Teacher's Day Gift Ideas

 

First a very big thank you to the following online mommies Montesorri Mum, Chinnee, Sasha, Jaclyn and Melinda for allowing me to use their beautiful images and ideas for this post. In fact, it was their creative Homemade Teacher's Day Gift Ideas that gave inspiration to this post. :) Here are the Homemade Teacher's Day Gift Ideas that inspired this post.

Choosing A Secondary School In Malaysia
Choosing A Secondary School In Malaysia

 

If your child is studying in standard 6 and sitting for the UPSR in September, by now you would have received or will be receiving forms to select a secondary school. You may be allowed to choose up to 3 choices from a list of given schools. There may be a separate list for Cluster Schools. 

Choosing A Secondary School In Malaysia
5 Tips For Easier Transition From Kindergarten To Primary School

 

Check out our tips on how to make it easier for your child to transition from kindergarten to preschool. What are the things you should be training your child in to make sure he makes a smooth transition without going  through any culture shock in "big" school.

20 Questions To Ask During The Parent-Teacher Conference
20 Questions To Ask During The Parent-Teacher Conference

 

This post is specially for those attending the parent-teacher conference for the first time. However, if this is not your first time attending a parent teacher meeting, you can use this checklist as a reminder to you to ask the important questions that may slip your mind.

 

 

 

The Road Less Traveled - From SJKC To SMK
The Road Less Traveled - From SJKC To SMK

 

Time flies and in a blink of an eye we are now at the crossroads to Secondary School. While we ponder overSecondary School Choices In Malaysia,  other parents have decided and secured a place in a school of their choice for their children  who are going to secondary school in 2015 while here we are still thinking.... thinking....

Quick Tips For Parents With Kids Just Entering Standard One
Quick Tips For Parents With Kids Just Entering Standard One

 

I have made several tips to share with parents who have kids who are just entering Standard One for the first time. They are scattered all over the place and I can't find them when someone asks for the tips. So I decided to write this post to put the ones that I created so far on a single page for easy reference.

Step By Step On How To Transfer School From Wilayah Persekutuan To Selangor
Step By Step On How To Transfer School From Wilayah Persekutuan To Selangor

 

A few things to know before you read this post. In this blog post, I will be sharing the steps we took to transfer our child from a secondary school in Wilayah Persekutuan to Selangor for Form 1. We did the transfer last  year in 2014 for the schooling year 2015. So if you are reading this later, procedures may have changed. 

Choosing A Secondary School In Malaysia
Abbreviations You Should Know Before Your Child Starts Primary School In Malaysia

 

KSSR, KBAT, PPD, HOTS. Do you know what some of these abbreviations mean? You will be seeing this a lot once your child starts school. Read our list of must know abbreviations before your child starts school and familiarize yourself with these short forms.

Where To Buy School Bags In Malaysia
Where To Buy School Bags In Malaysia

 

I can't believe it's coming to the end of another year. It is the month of October. Lots of parents are shopping for school bags for their children for the new year This post is for parents with kids just starting school in the following year. Other parents would be pros by now, with lots of school bags stories, strap broken in a week, bag fell off the stairs, too big, too small etc. 

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Where to Download UPSR Exam Papers

 

We compiled a list of sites where you can download UPSR exam papers, actual exam papers, mock or sample papers, trial papers for various state etc. Read the tips on how to download from the recommended sites. 

What Is Diftong And Vokal Berganding
What Is Diftong And Vokal Berganding

 

How do you teach your child something you do not understand yourself? Hmm.... you have to learn it of course. My boy is in Std 3 and his Bahasa Malaysia syllabus include diftong, vokal berganding, digraf, konsonan berganding or bergabung or whatever those are. I didn't have to teach my girl, his older sister, that so that was fine.

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Where to Buy Malaysian School Textbooks and Workbooks

 

Here's a list of bookstores both offline and online for parents searching for school textbooks and workbooks. Textbooks are given on loan, however some parents like to buy a set to keep at home. Here's where to buy a set for your child.

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Latest Update on the DLP (Dual Language Programme) in schools.

 

Is DLP here to stay? What parents need to know about DLP. We have written many topics on DLP including providing the lists of DLP schools since its inception.

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