It’s been a while since I posted anything remotely related to home based activities for kids, mainly because I haven’t been doing much. Most of my time at home is spent carrying, entertaining, nursing baby, and breaking up fights. Some nights are rough so my preferred mode of entertainment is to bring the kids to… Continue reading Chinese New Year goodies
Some parents believe that children in Singapore should be spoken to and taught to speak exclusively in Chinese before they go to Primary school, and left to pick up English when they enter Primary 1. As someone who comes from an English speaking background, I find this a little unsettling because of a few reasons.… Continue reading Bilingualism
I’ve been looking for some materials on the human body for Mittens, and so far the books I had bought didn’t seem to capture his interest. A few days ago though, I scored this book at the Mothercare sale (of all places to buy a book right? I only bought books and briefs. That was… Continue reading See inside your body
It’s amazing just how much stuff you can find online – whether free or paid. Especially in terms of home learning resources, sometimes the amount of stuff to go through gives me a headache. I mean, search Montessori and you’ll probably get a gazillion pages which you’ll never be able to finish reading. I seriously… Continue reading Resources for home learning
Recently I came across this post on microwave puffy paint, so I thought i’d try it with the boys. Combine flour with food colouring, “paint”, and microwave on high for 40-60 seconds. Unfortunately, it was a lot of work (mixing the flour and such) for not such interesting effects, probably because, in true Mittens style,… Continue reading Rainy day activities
This is what it’s like in my household on a daily basis – the boys entertaining himself while I have my feet up, reading a nice novel. No, that’s SO NOT how it is. In fact the last few weeks have been filled with… Continue reading Sick of being sick, tired of being tired.
At home we don’t have an extensive jigsaw puzzle collection, but I was really inspired by this post by Counting Coconuts on how she organises their puzzles. Check out the amount of puzzles they have! Cool right! Read more to see more details.