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Sgraffito using oil pastels

Sgraffito using oil pastels

I was reading a book on Pastels and Sgraffito technique caught my attention. Sgraffito comes from the Italian word sgraffiare (“to scratch”). Sgraffito is a very old painting technique, which was used for wall decoration and ceramics in Europe since the classical times and was very common in Italy in the 16th...
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Disney on Ice Treasure Trove 19-23 March 2014

Disney on Ice Treasure Trove 19-23 March 2014

“Mommy, when are we going to watch Disney on Ice?” This was the question Dot had been asking me since the day she knew that she would be going to watch Disney on Ice Treasure Trove. Every time she spotted the advertisement on the TV, she was be so thrilled and excited. Boasting that she...
Nurturing a sense of wonder in preschool child

Nurturing a sense of wonder in preschool child

How can we nurture a sense of wonder in our preschool child? As parents, it’s important to understand why the sense of wonder is so critical and important in a child’s life; and to revive the delight in the mysteries and beauty of nature. “If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of...
Wild Safari INbox

Wild Safari INbox

We received our first iNbox. The theme for this month is “Wild Safari” and there are five activities in the box where parents and child can do together. We have fun playing the boardgame; painting the animals; building the jeep; exploring, observing and drawing the animals when we were at the zoo, and the nights...
Sports and outdoor activities I did when I was young

Sports and outdoor activities I did when I was young

I’m thankful that my parents always made time to bring us outdoor and even for short trips to Malaysia, though we were not well-to-do and my father as a sole breadwinner had to work two shifts to make ends meet. It touches my heart to learn from my mom that my father though he was...
Disney on Ice presents Treasure Trove

Disney on Ice presents Treasure Trove

22 Feb 2014 “Are your excited to see Disney character today?” I asked Dot. She screamed at the top of her voice, “Yesss….! I want to take pictures with them. I want to hug them. Can they carry me too?” She was very excited to meet the Disney characters face-to-face at JEM, though we were...
Learn patience and perseverance on the go

Learn patience and perseverance on the go

10 Feb 2014 After her class dismissal, Dot asked for permission to play at the playground. When I gave her the go-ahead, she dashed for the playground, together with a few of her classmates. Maybe that’s the best part of their school hours – free play at the playground. They chased one another around the...
Dot went chalk doodling

Dot went chalk doodling

27 Jan 2014 Dot’s dad brought her out to the corridors after dinner at Dot’s grandma’s place. He gave her a few colored chalks and she started to doodle on the floor. I like the focused-look on her face when she is doing something that she likes. How I love her final artwork on the...
Wild flowers and pine cones

Wild flowers and pine cones

Dot likes to pick wild flowers when she goes outdoor. She cannot resist these little flowers when she sees them. She picks them and gives them away, probably her way of showing affection. Sometimes, it becomes a little adornment on her hair. Dot loves to spend some time “monkeying around” at the exercise corner every...
How to make a fluffy sheep

How to make a fluffy sheep

Dot and I spent some of our time during her year-end holiday preparing for her January birthday party. She prepared her birthday invites and we also made this cute this fluffy sheep together, after we looked through Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids. Our finished work is then hung under our ceiling fan in our...
Prunenurture is featured on Motherhood Magazine

Prunenurture is featured on Motherhood Magazine

I bought this January 2014 issue of Motherhood magazine for ONE reason – Prunenurture is featured, together with five other blogger moms, in this article, “Life Lessons your child can teach you“. In November last year, I was invited to share a lesson I learn after I become a mother. Here’s my biggest lesson learnt...
Only ONE thing in 2014

Only ONE thing in 2014

I woke up early on the first day of 2014, took out my past year diary and browsed through the posts I wrote in my 2013 personal diary. It brought back precious memories of Dot’s first few days in her kindergarten, some amusing conversation we had, my personal thoughts, some useful and wise quotes I...
Looking pretty in Pumpkin Patch

Looking pretty in Pumpkin Patch

“Mommy, can you help me to tie pleats?” Dot asked. “Why do you want to tie pleats?” I asked. “I want to look pretty.” Dot replied. Dot is getting more conscious of how she looks and she wants to dress up pretty. She likes dresses that she can twirl around, like the red and purple...
Dot's first earrings from nature

Dot’s first earrings from nature

Jay brought Dot and her friends outdoor in the evening on Friday. They walked along path which is lined with the acacia trees. On the ground, there are a lot of dried up curly pods that fell from the acacia trees. Dot came back with a pair of acacia earrings – her first natural earrings that...
10 favourite books for 3 to 4 years old

10 favourite books for 3 to 4 years old

Books are my favourite things, and Dot’s. We started reading to Dot when she was very young, from simple board books to picture books. We read on the train, at home, at the library or anywhere where we can have a book read aloud. Dot loves reading every time before her sleep. It has become...
Christmas Crackers at The Little Harvard International Preschool

Christmas Crackers at The Little Harvard International Preschool

Dot asked me to record this song that she learnt at the Christmas Cracker holiday programme at The Little Harvard International Preschool. This speech and drama programme was held from 4 -7 December 2013, designed for children aged 3 to 5 years old. It was facilitated by Daniel Jenkins, one of the directors of The...