We started Amber on mental arithmetics class last month. The school had an abacus demonstration during parents teacher meeting day and asked parents if they'd like kids to participate in this extra curricular activity. In fact, the kindie also has taekwondo class on Saturdays but hubs didn't like the idea his princess learning 'kungfu kicks' although I didn't mind but when they introduced abacus, hubs quickly agreed to send Amber. She's the youngest in her class of 12 kids.
During the first lesson, she was a bit slow as kindie only started to teacher numbers in April. After a private coaching by her teacher, she caught up pretty fast and can do additions and subtractions.
Below is her work during class and I'm happy with her achievements :
See how senget and distorted her numbers are ? That's ok, she only started numbers recently.
On a sidenote, hubs caught her at Guardian Pharmacy's make up shelves counting lipsticks. She pointed and counted.. 1,2,3,4,5,9, err..no no.. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10..
Too bad I didn't have a camera then :)