Santa science! Activities for kids for the Xmas season.

10/11/2013 § Leave a comment

Santa science! Activities for kids for the Xmas season.

Messily creative! I sooo need to do this with Am.

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Am’s favorite people

09/11/2013 § Leave a comment

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Am and one of her favorite people! I still remember when she first learnt to talk, “jiu jiu” was one of the first few words

Come 2014, I promise it will be a beautiful year.

07/11/2013 § Leave a comment

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I’ve finally completed my 2014 Calendar of love quotes.

This 2014 wall calendar features 12 love quotes from the month of January to December.

See more in my store at this listing

► THE LOVE QUOTES THAT ARE FEATURED ON EACH MONTH
:: January – And I think I’m going to love you for a long long time.
:: February – I love everything about you, even the things you don’t.
:: March – In a sea of people, my eyes will always search for you.
:: April – Keeper of my soul, holder of my heart. 
:: May – I still fall for you everyday.
:: June- You are the greatest thing that ever happened to me.
:: July – I hope you feel beautiful today.
:: August – Life is an adventure with you around.
:: September – No regrets, just love.
:: October – A kiss is like stepping in and out of heaven for just a moment.
:: November – You re lovely to me in every way.
:: December – All I want for Christmas is you.

Pin this up, spread the love on fb.

Thank you.

Thinking and problem solving skills for toddlers

07/11/2013 § Leave a comment

Training of Amelia’s logical thinking and problem solving.

There were about 6-7 sets of puzzle in the entire box, since she has perfected individual sets, I’ve increased the level. I’ve jumbled all the pieces together and placed all the different puzzle blanks for her to fill.

Size discrimination

07/11/2013 § Leave a comment

Size discrimination

This is one of our usual play and learn activity – to distinguish size discrimination and introducing the concept of Math.

According to a friend of mine, she introduced this series of play cards because she said that the method of learning through these cards model closely to Shichida.

Training fine motor skills

07/11/2013 § Leave a comment

Training fine motor skills

Am named this raccoon Momo.

Found this gem at Art friend and bought it for Am, to train her fine motor skills.

Apart from giving her instructions on where to stick the foam pieces, most of the activity was done by herself, which includes peeling the stickers off the foam surfaces.

And that probably explains why the raccoon is looking the way it is. LOL.

 

Extracted this  info from http://www.examiner.com/

“Fine motor skills involve the small muscles of the body that enable such functions as writing, grasping small objects, and fastening clothing. It develops as the neurological system matures. The level of development of fine motor control in children is used to determine the developmental age of the child. Fine motor control requires awareness and planning to complete a task. It also requires muscle strength, coordination and normal sensation. Tasks such as stacking blocks, cutting out shapes with scissors, drawing lines or circles, tearing paper, buttoning a button, and holding and writing with a pencil can occur only if the nervous system matures properly.

Your child’s fine motor development is a very important part of their physical skill set. He/she needs to learn to use their hands competently in order to manipulate toys and to acquire self-help skills such as feeding and dressing. Play is a child’s “work” and it is a very important part of their physical development. Babies and young children need to have ample opportunity to play. By the age of 6 years, a child’s fine motor skills have developed sufficiently enough to complete writing, dressing, and feeding tasks adequately for the average child. They will now have enough bilateral coordination, eye-hand coordination, and dexterity to complete cutting and writing tasks. Children will continue to develop and improve these skills, but the groundwork needs to be developed and established within the first six years. This is why a child will need toys, games, and activities to perform and improve these skills during his early childhood. Fine motor skills are important in most school activities as well as in life in general. Weaknesses in fine motor skills can affect a child’s ability to eat, write legibly, use a computer, turn pages in a book, and perform personal care tasks such as dressing and grooming.

However, there are several foundations that must be developed before your child will acquire those skills. These building blocks include stability, sensation, and as mentioned previously, bilateral coordination.

• Stability is the strength and balance control to keep one part of the body still while another part moves.

• Sensation is being aware of where your hands, arms, and fingers are, and how they are moving.

• Bilateral coordination is the efficient use of both hands during activities. One hand will manipulate while the other is the ‘helping hand.’ Bilateral coordination development will lead to hand dominance (right- or left-handed).

Once the building blocks are established, your child develops dexterity, meaning that he or she will use small, accurate, and precise movements to open containers, pick up tiny objects, stack blocks, and many other skills that we all take for granted.

Properly developed fine motor skills are important to everyday living. Building fine motor skills in children can be fun for both the child and the attending adult. Play dough, silly putty, tearing paper, beading, dressing dolls, painting, and any other thing you can possibly think of to get those fingers moving.
Did you know that fine motor development contributes to the development of communication skills in young children? It affects their ability to write a name or message, manipulate a computer mouse, create a sculpture or draw a picture; all of which are forms of communication. Structured learning experiences such as developmental play and learning centers are opportunities for teachers to provide a range of activities, which will help develop the fine motor skills of children. These will often include materials such as Lego, play dough, pegboards, clothing, sorting materials, construction toys, bottles and lids, paper, pens, paints and any other media utilizing the fingers, including computer-based technology. If you do not see opportunities available for your child to develop their fine motor skills you may want to consider seeking another childcare center. All good centers should be providing these opportunities for your child.”

 

One of my favourite quotes

07/11/2013 § Leave a comment

One of my favourite quotes

One of my latest product in HelloAm.