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A lousy mom learns to discipline her child

A lousy mom learns to discipline her child

After Dot turned one, she starts to exercise her independence more as she grows. When she does not get things her way, she will whine and cry. Sometimes she will just swing her hands and knock off what is before her. Many times, I found myself fuming within when Dot made a mess, refused to...
Little Cloud by Eric Carle

Little Cloud by Eric Carle

Little Cloud by Eric Carle is one of Dot’s favourite reads. To a child, clouds are not just clouds? They can change into a rabbit…clown..anything under the sun. Just imagine. Before we read aloud, I would bring her to the window where she could have full view of the sky. “Where are the clouds?” and...
The Sound of Music

The Sound of Music

Recently we bought “The Sound of Music” dvd recommended by my sister. I read that this popular classic musical made in 1965 was also based on true story though not 100% accurate. I finally watched it together with my siblings and Dot. A very captivating, heart-lifting and heartwarming film – even Dot is captivated and...
Things every child should do growing up

Things every child should do growing up

I borrow this interesting book, ‘101 Things Every Kid Should Do Growing Up” from our library – simple and easy to read. As I go through this book, it brought me back to those fun and memorable childhood that I had – it is like re-living my childhood again. I remembered those days where I...
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...
Ten things every child needs

Ten things every child needs

“Ten Things every child needs for the best start in life” is the research-based documentary that highlights the importance of seizing the golden opportunity during the first three years of a child’s life to help nurture and give them the best start in life.  They can definitely reach their full potential if we help them!...
Honey for a child's heart - Gladys Hunt

Honey for a child’s heart – Gladys Hunt

Honey for a Child’s Heart : the imaginative use of books in family life by Gladys Hunt It is a good book for parents to start right with the right books with their children from 0-14 years old. Gladys taught me the important of selecting good books that help them to express themselves with the...
Reading aloud improves Dot's linguistic skills

Reading aloud improves Dot’s linguistic skills

We started reading to her since Dot is about 10 week old. Our objective then was to train her eyes to move along with our fingers when we moved across the pages.  The colourful graphics caught her eyes as she grew older. Dot is now slightly more than 16 month old. It is exciting to...