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Parenting : Young Children Absorb Everything They See and Hear

19 August 2014 – 12:05 am |

 
Who do our young children spend their most time with everyday?
Mommy? Grandparents? Nanny?
(Or, TV? Electronic Media, like iPads?)

Ever realise that children, especially young children, love to imitate the behaviours of people around them?
Especially those whom …

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Activity Idea for Toddlers : Brown Paper Tree

30 May 2014 | Posted in: Crafts & Activity Ideas for Kids | No Comment
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I don’t know about you, but we have quite a bit of ‘brown paper’ at home.
You know, the type you’d use to cover the kids’ school books with!
So anyway, the other day, I thought Brie …

One of the Simplest Watercolour Activities for Toddlers

19 May 2014 | Posted in: Crafts & Activity Ideas for Kids | No Comment
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I must say, this is probably one of the simplest activities for toddlers, that involves watercolour.
Crayon PLUS watercolour PLUS straw!
 

 
I drew stars on the drawing paper using a crayon
(so you can still see the drawing, …

Making : Leaf Prints with Real Leaves

22 February 2014 | Posted in: Crafts & Activity Ideas for Kids, Inspirational | No Comment
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The other day, as I walked with Brie, we spotted this piece of leaf and I thought, it’d be nice if Brie made leaf patterns out of it.
And so we took it home, and we …

Making : Marble Maze, Out of a Shoe Box

28 January 2014 | Posted in: Crafts & Activity Ideas for Kids | 2 Comments
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One of the things that I know I have been doing so much less than when we’re still back in Singapore is : crafting!
So, here’s one post on what we made recently : a Marble …

Checking Out : MURI (Museum Rekor-Dunia Indonesia), Jakarta

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The month of December is here.
Which means school days, tests and exams are over for the year!
(Read: a good break for all of us! * YAY!*)
Now, the next challenge is : What do we do? …

Activity Idea for Kids : Creating a Drawing from Shapes

22 November 2013 | Posted in: Crafts & Activity Ideas for Kids | No Comment
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This is something that our 9.5yo Anya, in particular, enjoys doing.
I’d draw different shapes, at random, on a piece of paper.
And she’ll then create a drawing, any drawing, based on the shapes.
Like for example, see …