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We're working through Singapore Earlybird 1A and I really love it. Is anyone else using this? With what age? How many lessons do you do a week?
 

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I've checked out Singapore online and it looks too tough. I thought about trying it with my 6 yo but for now I think we'll stick with what we are using for now. She just isn't progressing like a typical 1st grader at this point.
 

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Anyone else using Singapore Earlybird? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:
 

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I bought it for my 3 year old, not to use formally but so she would have something that looked like what her brother has (he's 6 so is using Singapore 2A right now.) Every now and then she'll ask to do a lesson and we'll do it. It looks like a good program but I don't think she needs something structured until she is much older (at least 6). She seems to "learn" more from playing with the manipulatives on her own but she enjoys the Singapore Early Bird every now and then.
 

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I used 1 a & B when dd was 4yo. We started 2a in September, she is 5 now, and we really enjoy it.<br><br>
I've been taking things slowly and supplementing the lessons with hands on montessori based manipulatives, math games, and living math picture books. I plan on being finished with 2B mid summer of 2009.<br><br>
My main objective right now is to develop mathematical thinking in my dd. She loves math time and I hope Singapore will keep that alive!<br><br>
Jesi<br><br><a href="http://www.theswirlingJ.com" target="_blank">www.theswirlingJ.com</a>
 

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I'm using earlybird with my 5 y.o. We started with 1A this fall and are finished/given up -it was too easy for him, and he has been eager to do 'real' workbooks, with more writing. We did about 3-6 pages a day, a couple days a week, and breezed through some of those pages reaaally quickly (like identiying largest/smallest) b/c he already had those concepts - but I wanted to start with 1A so we wouldn't 'miss' anything.<br><br>
So now he just started 1B, and he's enjoying it much more - still finds it easy, but appreciates the writing practice. I'm hoping he'll keep on pace to finish earlybird 2a&b by summer, and start primary 1A in the fall. He's doing 2-4 pages a day now that it invovles writing, 2-3 days a week.<br><br>
We also do math games/books for fun - he's part of a math club which meets weekly and we 'play math' pouring water, playing store, counting yellow cars, etc.<br><br>
My older ds is finishing 3B, he started with 2B when he was 7.5, so this is my first experience with earlybird, although I've been really happy with SIngapore for primary grades.
 

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If you love the Earlybird 1a workbook, get your hands on the follow-up workbooks now, because Singapore has stopped selling them! Now they're selling a new Earlybird program that is aimed at schools. It comes with a lot more bells and whistles, and (in my opinion) a too hefty price tag.<br><br>
When my daughter was 4 she worked through Earlybird 1a pretty quickly. We took a break from them and are using RightStart Level A right now, but when we need a break from that we'll go back to Earlybird 1b.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">If you love the Earlybird 1a workbook, get your hands on the follow-up workbooks now, because Singapore has stopped selling them! Now they're selling a new Earlybird program that is aimed at schools. It comes with a lot more bells and whistles, and (in my opinion) a too hefty price tag.<br><br>
When my daughter was 4 she worked through Earlybird 1a pretty quickly. We took a break from them and are using RightStart Level A right now, but when we need a break from that we'll go back to Earlybird 1b.</div>
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I bought all four Earlybird workbooks at once. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
I'm tempted to buy copies for my toddler, too, but I'm sure I'll just suck it up and use the new stuff when it comes time.
 

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DS is 4.5 and is about halfway through 2B. We are very eclectic, so he goes in spurts where we don't touch it for weeks and then days like yesterday he'll do page after page.<br><br><br>
I'm totally confused now that I look at the website. We did the workbooks 1A/1B and then 2A/2B. I never bought a text or anything.<br><br>
Can anyone give me a quick synopsis of what we'd buy next? It seems like things have gotten really changed around and I'm lost <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">DS is 4.5 and is about halfway through 2B. We are very eclectic, so he goes in spurts where we don't touch it for weeks and then days like yesterday he'll do page after page.<br><br><br>
I'm totally confused now that I look at the website. We did the workbooks 1A/1B and then 2A/2B. I never bought a text or anything.<br><br>
Can anyone give me a quick synopsis of what we'd buy next? It seems like things have gotten really changed around and I'm lost <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"></div>
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The 4 workbook set for Earlybird was for the US editions- they no longer sell that, just the Standard Earlybird.<br><a href="http://www.singaporemath.com/Primary_Mathematics_Stds_Ed_s/134.htm" target="_blank">http://www.singaporemath.com/Primary...s_Ed_s/134.htm</a><br>
This is where you'd go next- with 1A.<br>
HTH!
 

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Thanks! It does help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Thanks! It does help <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up"></div>
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No problem!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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We just started Earlybird 1A with my son who will be 5 in February. I purchased 1A and 1B from Rainbow Resource - you can still get copies of the old ones at this point - I guess they have stock left over. He has done only lessons 1-3. We are both liking them - except I was pretty surprised at the color the boys vs. girls clothing. Not only do I think that is ridiculous, I am sure it would have upset my son. He has friends who are boys who wear dresses and skirts and he loves pink, so there is no way I was going to do that exercise, instead I just told him to color all the clothes. I definitely do not need a math program enforcing gender stereotypes - anyone know if there are other examples like that? If so, we might be switching....
 
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