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1  BrillKids Software / Little Musician - General Discussion / Re: Is there a way to change the colors of the notes? on: February 17, 2017, 08:44:46 PM
Hi Kezia!

After some trial and error, I was finally able to customize all my note colors and align them to the Chroma-Notes colors. It's now working perfectly. Thank you so much!!!

2  BrillKids Software / Little Musician - General Discussion / Re: Is there a way to change the colors of the notes? on: July 22, 2016, 03:08:06 PM
Hi Kezia,

Sorry for the delay in replying. Here is a screenshot of how the staff looks like on my computer.
3  BrillKids Software / Little Musician - General Discussion / Re: Is there a way to change the colors of the notes? on: June 02, 2016, 01:24:29 AM
Thank you, Kezia!

I was able to edit the note head colors of the BK Rainbow Notes Icon Set in the Media Library, but I couldn't figure out how to make the background transparent. The rectangular background became white which covers up part of the staff line and overlaps with the other note heads. Is there a fix for this?
4  BrillKids Software / Little Musician - General Discussion / Is there a way to change the colors of the notes? on: May 27, 2016, 10:40:15 PM
Hi Kezia!

Is there a way to change the colors of the notes in LMus to align with the colors of the more universal Chroma-Notes used for boomwhackers and handbells?


5  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child - Signing, Speaking, Languages / Re: Need cartoon names in Chinese on: August 28, 2013, 03:45:07 PM
Hi hypatia!

My Friends Tigger and Pooh - 小熊維尼與跳跳虎
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse - 米奇妙妙屋
Little Einsteins - 小愛因斯坦
Handy Manny - 萬能阿曼
Doc Mcstuffins - 小醫師大玩偶
Jake and the Neverland Pirates - 傑克與夢幻島海盜
Sofia the First - 小公主蘇菲亞

I'm not sure of there are chinese versions of Bubble Guppies and Team Umizoomi. I've never seen them in chinese.

HTH!  smile

6  EARLY LEARNING / Early Learning - General Discussions / Re: Update on my 7 and 3 year old on: August 14, 2013, 12:41:59 AM
What a great update, linzy! Thank you for taking the time to post it. Your boys are doing amazingly well!

Thanks again for sharing!  smile
7  EARLY LEARNING / Early Learning - General Discussions / Re: To the parents who have 5 y/o this year are you schooling or homeschooling? on: July 12, 2013, 12:04:36 AM

She can come and play with Ella everyday!  big grin
8  EARLY LEARNING / Early Learning - General Discussions / Re: To the parents who have 5 y/o this year are you schooling or homeschooling? on: July 10, 2013, 02:25:19 PM
We are homeschooling Ella. She turned 5 a few days ago so she should technically be starting kindergarten this September. We recently moved back to the USA and now live in an amazing city where the public school system is not quite so stellar. But, because my hubby is faculty at a major university hospital, we are entitled to a huge discount at its affiliated K-12 private school. The private school is exceptional, has been ranked repeatedly among the top five prep schools in the USA, curriculum and extra-curricular activities look awesome, the campus and facilities are spectacular, numerous well-known personalities among its alumni, etc etc. So, it was really a BIG struggle for us to decide between this private school and homeschooling. We decided to take homeschooling one year at a time. Next year, I will go tour the private school again and re-examine our decision.

In the meantime, Ella is thriving in our homeschool setting. She is a very social and vivacious little person, and we meet her need to be around other kids by enrolling in a lot of extra activities. We do school in the mornings and she goes to different classes in the afternoons each day of the week - kung fu, Suzuki violin, art/painting, Spanish, French, Yamaha musicland, abacus, and ballet. It sounds exhausting, but she is loving it! and is even asking to add Japanese lessons!

9  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child - Other Topics / Re: Learn to Draw Videos on: July 04, 2013, 03:32:58 AM
Aangeles, I have mentioned this elsewhere on this board but in case you have not
 seen, I adore the dr moku apps for learning katakana and hiragana. They make it so easy! So she probably will learn katakana in like a minute with it haha. They are working on a kanji app but don't know when it will be released. Until then, I found the Kanji Pictographix to be the next best thing (app or book.) I am just learning all of this myself, but I am really looking for a strong visual program to learn bushu first because I read about how foundational it is to learn many others. Do you follow The Hirgana Mama blog? That and KanjiDamage are helping me muddle through all of this. smile

What do you use to practice writing characters? I was thinking the crayola self inking paint brushes would work but there is probably a better option I am unaware of.

Just downloaded the free versions of the dr moku apps to try them out. To be honest, I have not really been trying to teach her Japanese - we have been focusing on Mandarin, Tagalog, Spanish, and French since I thought 5 languages was the limit if we want to learn each one really well. I did make Japanese resources and materials available to her; of these, her favorites are the Wink to Learn DVDs, Hayao Miyazake anime movies, my first Hiragana book, and the Mindsnacks Japanese app (Mindsnacks for other languages are pretty good too!) We have also not started writing characters yet. My plan is to start with writing Chinese characters, and for these I am going to use traditional workbooks which I had used in grade school. Oh wait... Are you talking about teaching calligraphy and what brushes to use? I have not even thought about that yet. I learned Chinese calligraphy in fifth-grade and used the traditional Chinese calligraphy brushes, so that is probably what I will do for her as well. From there, I think it should then be relatively easy for her to transition to writing Japanese, as the characters have far fewer strokes than traditional Chinese characters.
10  Parents' Lounge / Coffee Corner - General Chat / Re: Do you have an Early Learning Buddy? on: July 03, 2013, 04:42:55 AM
Bella and I talk to each other on Skype a few times a week, and Mandabplus3 is also a Skype friend. Also, I talk about the people on this forum a lot, so much so that my hubby knows TmT, KL, Lappy, DadDude, Shen-Li, and NadiaD by name and feels like he knows them IRL.  LOL
11  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child - Other Topics / Re: Learn to Draw Videos on: July 03, 2013, 04:32:18 AM
Those videos look great, TmT! I can't wait to show them to Ella tomorrow. She loves to draw! We are currently using Draw Write Now and Art Atelier on top of weekly Drawing and Painting lessons. Also, I just found out last week that she has learned to read in Japanese (hiragana)! So these videos will be even more fun for her!

Thanks for sharing!  smile
12  Downloads + Collaborations Discussions / General Collaborations / Re: Wouldn't you just love an 800 fact Little Reader Country Course? on: June 05, 2013, 05:41:43 PM
Great idea! Unless somebody else wants to do these countries, I volunteer for China and/or Taiwan.
13  EARLY LEARNING / Teaching Your Child Math / Re: Math supplement for advanced 3-year-old (almost 4)? on: May 30, 2013, 09:23:29 PM
Hi all,
Has anyone heard from Aangeles recently?  unsure  My PMs and emails remain unanswered...

Aangeles let us know how you're doing!

Ohhhh, hypatia! I am so sorry! I had received your email and meant to reply to you in a few days, but then my mom got diagnosed with a serious medical condition which, on top of the new baby, packing up our whole house for our move, and traveling halfway across the world, just pushed everything else out of my mind! The last 2 months have been unbelievably hectic and stressful! Anyway, my mom is mostly ok now, we are back in the US, and are just waiting for our belongings to arrive and then we will move to our new place. I sent you a reply email. Hope everything is going well for you and Miss O!
14  BEYOND EARLY LEARNING (for older years) / General Discussions - After Early Learning / Re: Swann Family = 10 Children with MA at age 16! Book Review & Discussion Thread on: February 09, 2013, 09:53:36 AM
I have been following this thread with great interest! Thanks for all the stimulating discussion!

My solution for twaddle is simple. Ella can read all the twaddle books she likes in her free time (as long as there is no disrespectful language, rude behavior, or other negative role modeling in the books) only if the books are NOT in English. These include chapter books about Disney princesses, Disney fairies, Strawberry Shortcake, etc. She usually chooses to read them in Chinese or French. I have noticed that the same books in Chinese are written at a higher reading level with more difficult vocabulary than those written in English. So I don't feel guilty letting her read them, and she gets a chance to enjoy her twaddle. Same thing with Disney movies - I let her watch DVDs on Friday movie nights but only in Chinese, French, Spanish, or Japanese. She doesn't feel left out when she gets together with her cousins and playmates and they start talking about Disney cartoons and characters. She doesn't watch any TV.

As for technology and computers, I am afraid this is the  I disagree with in the Robinson method. In fact, I have already lined up several interesting Computer Programming curricula and resources for Ella to get into when the time is right.  big grin
15  EARLY LEARNING / Homeschooling / Re: Which homeschooling Method are you thinking of or are currently using? on: February 08, 2013, 03:47:12 AM
A quick update on our progress in Writing:

After much reading and researching and comparing programs, I decided to start Ella on Writing with Ease as it seemed to be the most accessible (for her) and easily implemented (for me) program amongst the ones I was considering. It was basically open-and-go, which I very much appreciated as I was in the last months of my pregnancy and even more so now with a newborn. I was surprised at how much Ella LOVED reading the selections, narrating, summarizing, and writing down her thoughts. About half of the books in WWE 1 were ones we had read already but she still enjoyed re-reading them and doing the exercises. Here are a couple of pages she did on her own back in Nov when she was 4 years 4 months old. (see attached pics)

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