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Creativity
Messy and fun painting for toddler

Messy and fun painting for toddler

Every time Dot watches Baby Signing Time, there is this part in the show where toddlers do hand painting – which Dot calls “Tiny Hands”. For several months, she has been bugging me to get her paint to do hand painting. Her wish has been granted recently by her aunt. Her beloved aunt bought her...
Science project #1 - spoilt humidifier turned into torchlight

Science project #1 – spoilt humidifier turned into torchlight

We had a little home-made Science project one morning. Our humidifier went kaput one day and it was left outside our room for a couple a days before I told J to throw it away. J decided to dismantle it and see whether his hands can breath life into the dead humidifier. Conclusion after working...
The world through Dot's eyes

The world through Dot’s eyes

Things in this world come in various shapes and sizes.  Few month ago, we started teaching Dot about shapes – circle, square, rectangle, triangle, star, heart, oval and diamond – from the book “My First Shape“. Dot is still exploring and learning about her world. We help her to discover her world of circle that comes...
What a Big Draw for us!

What a Big Draw for us!

Dot sings when she is happy. This morning, she sang while we were on our way to West Coast Park for ‘”The Big Draw” organized by Playeum, The Play Museum. Dot was so excited with what were before her eyes – the baskets of Eric Carle’s books, the look-like underwater world, the colourful paintings,  the...
[Video] Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood

[Video] Consuming Kids: The Commercialization of Childhood

I was searching for information about “Consumerism” and I found this video on how advertising and marketers are targeting children as young as infant to entice them to be lifetime consumers. Sadly, I am unaware of this until I watched this video. Sue Palmer in her book ‘Toxic Childhood” also mentioned that behind the TV...
Fuss-free floor painting for toddler

Fuss-free floor painting for toddler

Dot had her first floor painting using just water and a brush. I got this idea from Child’s Play: Montessori Games and Activities for Your Baby and Toddler. The best thing is that I don’t need to clean up any mess!
Will this happen to our children?

Will this happen to our children?

On the first day of school, the little boy waved to his mother and turned to run down the bright hallway to class. His teacher smiled and pointed out his desk. “This is going to be great,” he thought. “I love to learn new things.” After a few fun stories, the teacher handed out crayons...
[Video] Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

[Video] Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity

“Now our education system is predicated on the idea of academic ability. And there’s a reason. The whole system was invented — around the world, there were no public systems of education, really, before the 19th century.They all came into being to meet the needs of industrialism.So the hierarchy is rooted on two ideas. Number...
How to make Play Dough at home

How to make Play Dough at home

Recipe: 2 cups plain flour 1 cup salt 1 cup water 2 tbs. olive oil 2 tbs. cream of tartar (this makes the dough last longer) Mix these together and warm them in a pan on the stove. Let the mixture cool down a little and then form it into a ball before kneading it...
Creative Art & Craft

Creative Art & Craft

I love the activities that are happening at The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. How I wish there is such museum in Singapore! I love to do things with my hands – designing cards using paper of different colour and textures, doodling, sketching, drawing, creating handy crafts – since young. Sad to say,...