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My little chef in the making

My little chef in the making

When Dot was little, she enjoyed watching her grandmother prepared dishes in the kitchen. At about two years old, she had the experience of kneading the sticky pizza dough with her little fingers. Now she sees me in the kitchen every morning preparing breakfast, if she wakes up early. Otherwise, she will only see me in the kitchen...
Training a risk-taker

Training a risk-taker

I’m not a mom who goes faint hearted when I see my girl climbing or doing stuff that seems a little “dangerous”. I believe learning how to take thoughtful risks is beneficial for my child’s well being, be it emotionally, mentally and socially. Learning to take risks also helps her to learn to think independently....
Learn patience and perseverance on the go

Learn patience and perseverance on the go

10 Feb 2014 After her class dismissal, Dot asked for permission to play at the playground. When I gave her the go-ahead, she dashed for the playground, together with a few of her classmates. Maybe that’s the best part of their school hours – free play at the playground. They chased one another around the...
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{Review + 5 FREE Giveaway Worldwide – Closed} “Today I am” by Mies Van Hout

At three and a half years old, Dot grows more sensitive and exhibits strong feelings as she interacts with us, her friends and her environment. Recently, she likes to watch the video of her climbing the stairs at the sport complex when she was about 17-18 month old. She watched it several times and a...
Raising awareness of print

Raising awareness of print

I was contemplating buying Montessori “moveable alphabets” but I was not willing to part with my dollars for two set of capital and small letters. Then an idea came. I will create my own version of “moveable alphabets” using alphabets cut out off the magazines and flyers. As there are 26 alphabets, I went in...
Teaching our child to plan

Teaching our child to plan

Weekends, especially on Saturdays, are usually father and daughter’s bonding time. J will usually spend one-to-one time in the morning with Dot by bringing her out for cycling, swimming, shopping for groceries, watching the birds, plants and insects or activities that J could think of that morning. J will plan and share with Dot their...
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...
Dot practices what she learns

Dot practices what she learns

Most of the time Dot picks the books she wants us to read for her. Recently she picked a chinese book and I read her this passage. She surprised me by what she did. After I read this to her, she quickly went to pick my pair of shoes and tried to put them on...
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...
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...
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...