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 century.  A variety of tools… Continue reading Sgraffito using oil pastels

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… Continue reading Nurturing a sense of wonder in preschool child

Christmas Crackers at The Little Harvard International Preschool

httpv://youtu.be/xz4gEK-pf64 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… Continue reading Christmas Crackers at The Little Harvard International Preschool

Think out of the box

A humble cardboard that is used primarily to keep goods and produce has the potential to be anything you can think of. We have created several crafts and activities using cardboard. These are our latest additions, mostly initiated by my daughter, who will be turning four in three months time. Cardboard car 1 Nov 2013… Continue reading Think out of the box

Doodle of friendship

Dot is blessed to have children in the neighbourhood to play with. She has a special affinity with nine-year-old Joey. Though the age gap is like six year apart, Joey is a big sister to Dot and they can play for hours together. During the June holiday, I brought Joey and Dot to Art Garden… Continue reading Doodle of friendship