I am always on the look out for great books to borrow for the boys, and I came across this lovely book entitled Extra Yarn by Mac Burnett with beautiful illustrations from Jon Klassen, from the Classroom Bookshelf website. It’s about a little girl who lives in a very grey town, finds a box of… Continue reading Extra Yarn book & activities
You can never have too many books, as a friend of mine once said. Well I’ve had to resist buying books recently because there just seems to be too many books and too little time to read. And too little space to store them. Or actually, there is time to read, it’s just difficult to… Continue reading Read to me, Mummy!
“Look at who you are, and what are your powers, what you can do to make a difference” Some of my favorite places are the Amazon Flooded Forest (I love the music to!) at River Safari Singapore, and the Open Ocean Gallery at the RWS S.E.A. Aquarium. Without a doubt, the views are absolutely stunning,… Continue reading The Ocean
I’ve picked up a few random books from the library, only to fall in love with their quirky, lovely, refreshing copy and design. And then I noticed that they were all by the same publisher, a little company called Barefoot Books. We’ve borrowed many books from the Bear series (which are translated into many languages… Continue reading Over in the Meadow
Christmas is fast creeping up on us, and this year I’ve done very little prepping, apart from stocking up on wrapping paper from Ikea. As the boys grow older (or at least Mittens), and they learn more about Christmas, I’ve been borrowing books on Christmas (see: Christmas Reads), and we’ve also been watching some movies… Continue reading Christmas Watches
Mummy Angeline recently posted a list of her 10 favourite Christmas books, and it’s a great way to talk about Christmas to children – whom must be rather confused reading about Christmas, snow, etc. since we don’t have snow, and most books don’t talk about Christmas in 30degree weathers (somehow just not as romantic, isn’t… Continue reading Christmas Reading
We’ve had a busy week adjusting to going back to school and I spent a week on course, which was a good “break” from my usual humdrum, (although looking after 2 boys is anything but humdrum!) and it felt satisfying to be challenged and learning new things and not constantly trying to figure out how… Continue reading A Parisian Rainbow Kindergarten
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
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.
I was looking for some CNY activities for Mittens since it’s his first “real” CNY – as in I think he will recall the most from now on. So under one of the searches I found this, Chinese food. Of course I’m definitely NOT giving this to the kids because they’d have no idea what… Continue reading CNY activities for kids