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Memories are made to last

Memories are made to last

I was browsing through my thousands of images in my laptop, searching and shortlisting suitable pictures of Dot that I would like to print them on canvas and have them framed. Finally I found two pictures that I love – one taken by my friend and the other by yours truly – to be printed...
Our new hamster, Max

Our new hamster, Max

We have a new pet hamster. His name is called Max. Last Friday, Dot’s aunt bought her to a pet shop and we came out with a hamster in a cage properly setup in the shop. Dot was the happiest customer that day. During the first two days, Dot could spend hours just watching and...
Baking Cartoon Butter Cookies with children

Baking Cartoon Butter Cookies with children

Today, I have a guest post from Sze Nee who blogs about baking at Small Small Baker. I’m so glad that she willingly accepted my invitation to write about having fun baking with children. She also bakes for events and parties.  I have been invited by Dee of PruneNurture to write a guest post for...
Free to explore and learn on her own

Free to explore and learn on her own

Sharon gave me this end last year for Dot to sponge and paint. This “what-do-you-call-this” ends up in our bathroom as one of Dot’s bath toys. When we are not hurried for time, I will fill her bathtub with warm water and she will have her own time to play inside the bathtub with her...
See how an egg carton transforms into...

See how an egg carton transforms into…

I saw the stacks of empty egg cartons in the kitchen and thought why not let Dot paint one of them. She painted her new artwork and ended off with her favourite hand printing on the newspaper. We kept her finished artwork for a couple of days and then an idea came, “Why not create...
Go go go go..we are on a SEED adventure

Go go go go..we are on a SEED adventure

For the month of April, we are embarking on the “Seed” adventure. We will be out and about to check out the seeds in our neighbourhood and beyond. These two books help us to kick-start our “Seed” adventure! A quick search on YouTube led us to this very interesting video about Seed Dispersal. After reading...
Organizing space for our toddler

Organizing space for our toddler

Toys and books were all over the house! Such a mess! New member in our family means more storage space to keep her stuff which accumulates as she grows. Though at only one year old then, she has already quite a handful of toys (mainly gifts and hand-me-down) and children books from friends and I....
A fun way to sing

A fun way to sing

Last night, Dot took out the three toilet roll tubes I kept in her art & craft drawer and started to make a joyful noise by blowing at the tubes. I took one of the tubes and played with her by making different sound with the tubes. When I added one onto another, the sound...
The making of the odd-shaped pizzas

The making of the odd-shaped pizzas

While I was watching ‘Silly Pizza Song‘ by Signing Time together with Dot, I suddenly thought of making pizza. The first pizza I made was a ham and cheese and this second time I was scratching my head thinking of what toppings to use for my pizza. I am thankful that our pizzas turned out...
Faith like Potatoes

Faith like Potatoes

I was preparing for lunch and I took the vegetables, fish and eggs out of the fridge. I noticed that the potatoes in our fridge are starting to grow eyes. I left the potatoes untouched for a few weeks no wonder eyes start popping out of the potatoes. I took one of the potatoes and...
Pre-cooking lessons for Dot

Pre-cooking lessons for Dot

Dot loves to watch us cook – from the preparation of the ingredients to the actual cooking of the food. She gets to watch the step-by-step process of preparing a dish. When she is at grandparents’ house, she always asks to be carried to watch how grandma cuts the vegetables, meat, fruits and how she...
Russian dolls make great sensory activities for toddler

Russian dolls make great sensory activities for toddler

Her grandparents went on holiday to the cold Harbin, China and bought a few Russian dolls as cultural souvenirs. They make good sensory activities for children and Dot loves to play with them as she finds it fascinating to see a doll with many dolls within. She called them, “Baby”. It is a fun  activity...
Our little aquatic pets

Our little aquatic pets

Dot’s aunt gave her a little fish tank with five little fishes in late September 2011. J and I were a bit hesitant then as we did not know whether Dot would be able to handle them with ‘care’. Seeing her excitement when she saw the little fishes, we relented and she had her little...
Baby Signing Time!

Baby Signing Time!

Dot is a fan of Signing Time – she loves the music, watching the babies doing ASL (American Sign Language) and interacting by moving her hands and body. We introduced ASL (American Sign Language) to her when she was about 8-month old when a friend shared with us about Baby Signing Time. She could communicate with...
Learning through play : fishing

Learning through play : fishing

Dot enjoys fishing these little wooden fish. She learns to group similar colored fish by fishing them one after another. To help her to understand the significance of numbers, I will always read out the number of fish she caught. Fishing requires focus and hand-eye co-ordination to get the fish on the magnetic hook. Her...