Tagged books

Should we give an iPad to our children?

Update: A modified form of this blog entry was published today in New Straits Times newspaper (2 Jun 2011) Last Saturday was Parents-Teachers Day at my son’s pre-school. While my wife and I were waiting for our turn to see my son’s teacher, I noticed some parents giving their children iPad. One four-year-old child was…

What is the most essential skill we can teach our child?

There is still a great deal of debate as to which, nature or nurture, that shapes the child’s mind. Some scholars, such as John Locke (1632-1704), believed that a child’s mind is like tabula rasa (or blank slates) in which the parents’ responsibility would be to introduce, mould, and shape their child’s mind through proper…

Malaysia’s reading habit

Update (30 Oct. 2013). Added two photos, updated some information, and slightly reformatted the article. It is well known, even among Malaysians, that Malaysians hardly ever read. So, imagine my surprise when the Information, Communication and Culture Minister of Malaysia, Datuk Seri Rais Yatim, recently said that “Reading has become an enveloping habit for Malaysians…

image_pdfimage_print