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A fun way to sing

A fun way to sing

Last night, Dot took out the three toilet roll tubes I kept in her art & craft drawer and started to make a joyful noise by blowing at the tubes. I took one of the tubes and played with her by making different sound with the tubes. When I added one onto another, the sound...
The making of the odd-shaped pizzas

The making of the odd-shaped pizzas

While I was watching ‘Silly Pizza Song‘ by Signing Time together with Dot, I suddenly thought of making pizza. The first pizza I made was a ham and cheese and this second time I was scratching my head thinking of what toppings to use for my pizza. I am thankful that our pizzas turned out...
Our walk at the last 'kampung' in Singapore - Pulau Ubin

Our walk at the last ‘kampung’ in Singapore – Pulau Ubin

It has been more than 3 years since I last stepped on Pulau Ubin, the rustic sunny island off northeast of Singapore. Visiting Pulau Ubin brings me back nostalgic memories of those days when I stayed in my grandparents’ zinc roof house chasing a dog, fishing, catching bugs, climbed trees – so carefree and fun....
Faith like Potatoes

Faith like Potatoes

I was preparing for lunch and I took the vegetables, fish and eggs out of the fridge. I noticed that the potatoes in our fridge are starting to grow eyes. I left the potatoes untouched for a few weeks no wonder eyes start popping out of the potatoes. I took one of the potatoes and...
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...
Comic #1: Dot is on a mission

Comic #1: Dot is on a mission

Dot is on a mission. She is at Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden… In search of something that is very precious to her. This comic strip is dedicated to daddy for his love for mommy and Dot!
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...
My little scientist out and about

My little scientist out and about

Dot, my little scientist, is curious about everything that captures her attention. Her inquisitive eyes sweep across quickly and spot things that we do not see – so sharp is her sight. She lays her hands to touch and feel things that stir her curiosity. She hits something with another object to hear what sound...
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...
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...
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...
[Video] A fun way to learn Math using Origami

[Video] A fun way to learn Math using Origami

“Origametria – Using Origami as a Tool to Teach Geometry” is an 8-minute film that introduces a teaching program run by the Israeli Origami Center (IOC). Each week throughout the school year, 10,000 children in 70 schools study ‘Origametria’, taught by 40 specially trained teachers. The film features interviews with School Principals and with teachers...
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...
Russian dolls make great sensory activities for toddler

Russian dolls make great sensory activities for toddler

Her grandparents went on holiday to the cold Harbin, China and bought a few Russian dolls as cultural souvenirs. They make good sensory activities for children and Dot loves to play with them as she finds it fascinating to see a doll with many dolls within. She called them, “Baby”. It is a fun  activity...