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{Love Gifts} Creative Christmas Card Crafting with Kids

{Love Gifts} Creative Christmas Card Crafting with Kids

“Mummy, I want to use this for art and craft.” I’m glad that of late Dot has been telling me that she wants to use certain materials for art and crafts. That’s the fruit of labour from our countless hours spent exploring the many possibilities of creating crafts using simple day-to-day stuff. We have tried...
The remake of Bali Agung using cardboard and paper

The remake of Bali Agung using cardboard and paper

“Papa, I want to watch Agung show.” Dot misses the Bali Agung theatrical performance we watched at the Bali Safari and Marine Park. Papa J started to draw on the cardboard, cut out the pieces and attached them to the straws. I was clueless what he was up to and when I realized what is...
Fun gardening time for our little gardener-to-be

Fun gardening time for our little gardener-to-be

The recent Friday morning was Dot’s first day of work in the community garden using the gardening toolbox that she won from a photo contest organized by NPark. She rode her bicycle and her gardening tools to the community garden which is only five-minute from our block. Daddy gave her a short briefing on what...
Dot's Crafty Time with Cotton

Dot’s Crafty Time with Cotton

Cotton wool that I bought more than two years ago finally found its special spot on Dot’s drawing papers. We had two days of fun creating stuff out of cotton wool. It is amazing how simple materials at home can be transformed into beautiful pieces of artwork. Materials we use for our crafts: – cotton...
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...
The Cardboard Challenge at Singapore Botanic Gardens

The Cardboard Challenge at Singapore Botanic Gardens

Inspired by Caine’s arcade, Sarah from The Playful Parents organized The Cardboard Dreams on 5 October 2012, which was also Children’s Day, at Singapore Botanic Gardens. Preparing for The Cardboard Dreams As it was our first time creating a game out of cardboard, we had no idea how to start. With the cardboard challenge event...
Fun and interactive story play for children

Fun and interactive story play for children

On 3 September 2012 morning, Dot and I travelled all the way to Changi airport to attend an hour of story play party organized by Sarah, The Playful Parents. It was our first story play party, no sure what to expect, and I was excited!   Interactive activities inspired by nature Sarah kicked off the...
10 favourite books for two to three years old

10 favourite books for two to three years old

I’ve never read so many children books in my life until I have Dot. It’s such a delight to read them even as an adult and learning to see things afresh from a child’s perspective. I’m so glad to be able to re-live my childhood together with Dot. It’s such a blessing to read beautiful...
Why children need nature

Why children need nature

More than a week ago, we went to Botanic Garden for a stroll and Dot tried climbing a big Tembusu tree but failed at her first attempt. She is not discouraged. She saw a smaller tree yesterday and said that she wanted to climb. I replied her,”This tree is too small. If you climb on...
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...
Tree climbing is good for our children

Tree climbing is good for our children

This Monday, Evelyn and I with our girls went to Botanic Garden. It was my second trip there after my recent Saturday trip to Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden. This time we slow walked from Botanic Garden MRT to FFT which is from one corner of the garden to the other end. It took us about...
Daddy and his little girl bond over games

Daddy and his little girl bond over games

Few week ago, I (daddy) noticed Dot was trying out an animal quiz game on my iPhone which was downloaded several months ago. Initially I thought Dot was not be ready for the game because it requires some basic knowledge and understanding of the characteristics of the animals and also spoken English. After observing her...
Teaching concept of time to toddler

Teaching concept of time to toddler

Dot : Mommy, I want to watch Hi-5… Mommy : Hi-5 will only start at 12:30. Dot : Mommy, I want to watch Hi-5… Mommy : Dot, you have to wait.. Dot : Mommy, I want to watch Hi-5…   Young toddler like Dot does not have the concept of time, it can often time...
Life's simple pleasure - free play

Life’s simple pleasure – free play

Free play helps a child to develop creativity, self-expression and simply enjoys and have FUN! Free play is also important for children to reach important social, emotional, and intellectual milestones. Dot loves to play. That’s what children love to do all the time. Every waking moment is play for Dot. She is as busy as...
Hello caterpillar and bye-bye butterfly

Hello caterpillar and bye-bye butterfly

One day, we went on a lookout for a cute little lime caterpillar….  As always, J is the one who first spotted the lime caterpillars and grasshoppers living on a lone lime. On closer look, this lime tree is beaming with life – it is a natural habitat for caterpillars, grasshoppers and ants. I can...