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History and Overview

Education Starts with Love And Care


As a working professional and a mother, Elly Teh was determined that her children would master Mandarin. She knew also that many non-Mandarin speaking parents espoused the same wish for their children, understanding that China’s global economic dominance will necessitate more Mandarin speaking business professionals.

Understanding that solid foundations are laid during the vital childhood years, Teh undertook the study of education theory and philosophy, scrutinizing the methods of early childhood specialists like Professor Makoto Shichida, American educator Glenn Doman, and Nobel Prize winner Dr Roger Sperry (the first scientist to pioneer the functional specialization of the left and right brain). She used these teaching techniques and fused them to ancient Chinese teaching methods, thereby pioneering a new, highly effective way of teaching Mandarin.

With her children as testimony of the new teaching method, Teh took the bold step to step away from her professional role as a regional insurance manager, in order to fully dedicate herself to improving her techniques and honing the method of her newly developed learning programme.

In 2000, she and her husband David Lim established <<Bao Bei Reading Wonderland>>. They have been vocal, conscientious, constant champions of fun-learning Mandarin ever since. The first Bao Bei Reading Wonderland started informally, with students who were the children of relatives and friends. Excellent results within a short period of time was their best testimony, and soon parents began approaching Bao Bei to see how their interactive, immersive methods could help their children develop early Mandarin mastery. By 2008, the learning centre began to open up more branches, all still owned by the managing couple. To date Bao Bei has 12 branches operated by 16 of franchisees.

Founder, Elly Teh

We believes that

Preschool education plays a huge role in the overall education journey. Therefore, our programmes combine early childhood education and practical theory.

Preschool education plays a huge role in the overall education journey. Therefore, our programmes combine early childhood education and practical theory.

Love and quality education will promote healthy interactions with our students, thus helping the children to grow joyfully.

A strong foundation in reading literacy will make a child’s learning journey happier, and make it easier to grasp all kinds of knowledge and skills.

The adage of "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime" means developing an interest in children’s learning, and helping them to build their self-confidence. Self-confidence leads to quicker mastery.

Being student-centered means respecting all individual learning differences and development. By utilizing culture and value-oriented teaching we are able to guide the students in understanding the meaning of living and loving well.