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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...
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...
The "wonder-full" lanyard in Dot's eyes

The “wonder-full” lanyard in Dot’s eyes

Jay has collected a lot of lanyards from conferences and events that he attended related to his work. Dot had the pleasure to choose a purple lanyard when she left home for her grandparents’ place. When we boarded the bus, she took out her lanyard and pretended to strap it over herself and her teddy....
Think out of the box

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...
What the children like about Cameron Highlands trip

What the children like about Cameron Highlands trip

28 September 2013 It was a fruitful and fun 4D3N trip at Cameron Highlands. Though it was not my first visit there, I had many new experiences travelling with the children. We had fun visiting the Market Square at Kea farm, Sungei Palas BOH tea plantation, the mossy forest, Butterfly Garden,agrofarm tour and the must-visit...
Part 2: Titans of the Past - Dinosaurs and Ice Age Mammals

Part 2: Titans of the Past – Dinosaurs and Ice Age Mammals

The 3,000 square meter exhibition at Singapore Science Centre displays dinosaurs and ice age mammals in their natural states, their growth and behaviours using animatronic effects. This exhibition is from The Museum of the Rockies (MOR) featuring the work of Dr Jack Horner, one of the world’s leading palaeontologists. “Science without physical evidence is opinion,...
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...
Dot's first letter from a friend

Dot’s first letter from a friend

I have been reading books to Dot about postman, children writing their own personal letters and cards to their friends and receiving letters from their friends in return. One night, I remembered my collection of stamps that I have been keeping since my school days. I went to my storeroom and digged out my big...
Learning about Shapes

Learning about Shapes

We realize that while Dot can easily converse and name the shapes in English, she has problem naming them in Chinese as we read very few Chinese books to her. Even most of our daily conversation is in English. After our China trip, we have been very intentional in reading Chinese books and speaking Mandarin...
A child's play in the 1960s and now

A child’s play in the 1960s and now

During the 1960s, most of the chinese families had many children, as many as 10 and more. Most parents did not have time to spend one-to one with every child as they had to earn their keep to feed the big families. Children learnt about independence very early in their lives and had ample time...
The world at our fingertips

The world at our fingertips

Dot has been playing with the Animals! GeoPuzzle for a while and she is getting pretty good at it with practice. She could easily finish this 48-piece puzzles with little help from me. To stimulate her learning, Dot’s dad took our big world map from our study room, chose a few of Dot’s animal toys...
Homemade play dough recipe

Homemade play dough recipe

I first made play dough for Dot when she was about 18 month old. It was a plain white dough. When I first put it in front of her. She thought it was something she could eat and readily reached out her tiny hands to pick a small bit and then tried to put it...
Fun with the Gruffalo

Fun with the Gruffalo

The Gruffalo is one of Dot’s favourite read aloud books and as of now this is the most borrowed book from the community library. When we first borrowed this book for Dot when she was about two years old and I was pleasantly surprised that she could sit through the whole reading as this book...
Bees, honey and the hive

Bees, honey and the hive

Dot has been coughing for a few days and I am searching for some natural remedies to help prevent cough. As I search online, I am thrilled to know that honey can help with cough and has many other health benefits. Honey might be good to boost Dot’s immunity since she just started her pre-nursery....
The not-so-ordinary Cardboard

The not-so-ordinary Cardboard

“I must keep the BIG CARDBOARD!” was the first thought that came to mind when I was told that my parents were getting a new refrigerator. After the cardboard dreams that we had in last October, this simple cardboard is not so ordinary after all. Just a search online can lead me to so many...