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Jan
16
2015

Homeschooling a Toddler – Beading Activity

It’s the second day of school for the big brother Ethan and Ayden is left alone at home with me. Now that Ayden is 16 months old, I can start ‘homeschooling’ him just like what I’ve done with the elder brother years ago. By ‘homeschooling’ I mean keeping Ayden occupied by giving him lots of playtime to improve his fine motor skills. Parents these days have all the luxury to splurge on their kids when […]

Nov
17
2014

Samsung KidsTime App: Recap and Conclusions

I’ve written a couple of blog posts on Samsung KidsTime. You may refer to them by clicking here and here. Today I’m going to recap some of the app’s main features and conclude my findings and observations. Before that, I also want to review some of the games and activities on Samsung KidsTime. There are several categories such as: I can SOLVE. The games under this category focus on Math. Ethan’s favourite is the one […]

Nov
10
2014

Samsung KidsTime – The Educational Apps for Kids

It has been about a week now that we’ve been using Samsung KidsTime app on our Tab 4. In case you are wondering what Samsung KidsTime is, it is a new application for android devices which helps in managing and improving your child’s development. Samsung KidsTime offers more than 80 applications and their contents are tailored specifically for children aged 3 to 7 years, allowing your children to learn new things using a tablet in […]

Oct
31
2014

Samsung KidsTime Apps for Kids

Remember I mentioned in my previous post that we went for a video shoot last Saturday? Well, I can finally reveal what that shoot was for :D Can you see that I was showing Ethan something on the tablet? We were actually exploring a new app by Samsung called Samsung KidsTime. Samsung KidsTime is a new application that helps in managing and improving child development. Ethan and I were introduced to Samsung KidsTime on the […]

Oct
27
2014

Baby Sign Language

I bring Ayden along with me all the time for my blogging events and most of my blogger friends are amazed at how well we communicate. Well, Ayden can’t really speak yet. All he can say now are just THERE, MILK and BREAD but what he can do is communicate with us via baby sign language. I read about baby sign language before Ayden was born. I learned that babies understand though they can’t really […]

Oct
14
2014

2015 School Holidays Chart

The 2015 school holidays chart is out. In 2015, there will no longer be replacement classes on Saturdays. They will be held before the year end long holidays instead.

Oct
10
2014

How to get your kids to do their revision?

It’s the exam week this and next week. Today is an off day though to accommodate the UPSR exam. Since last weekend we have been struggling to get Ethan to do his revision. Remember in my post here I mentioned I had not a productive weekend? That was because we deliberately stayed home so Ethan can do his revision but guess what? He did not. He chose to play instead. My blood boiled telling him […]

Sep
29
2014

Matrix Global Schools, Bandar Sri Sendayan, Seremban

“Matrix Global Schools is built on a newly-developed, 20-acre lakeside campus, with over 600,000 square feet of built-up space, providing the highest quality of affordable private schooling, from preschool, through to Cambridge iGCSE. Both schools offer a full range of exciting, state-of-the-art facilities, with a team of professional, well-trained and experienced teachers, using internationally recognized methods, and low teacher-pupil ratios. Along with the D’Tempat Country Club, The Matrix Global School campus lies at the hub […]

Mar
25
2014

Hand and Footprint Sun

It’s the school holidays and that means having Ethan at home all day, all night, all week :D To keep him occupied, we did an artwork yesterday. We did a Hand and Footprint Sun. We used Ayden’s hand and footprint for our art. Ethan tracing Ayden’s handprint.  He then traced Ayden’s foot. Ayden admiring his footprint. I get Ethan to cut out the hand and footprints. And paste them. Finally, he drew a pair of […]

Mar
20
2014

School Injury Insurance Claim

Ethan was involved in an accident in school recently. A student knocked into him at the staircase causing an injury to his head. The student (Year 5) carried Ethan into the office for initial treatment. The school’s person-in-charge then called Ethan’s father to take him for further check-up. The father brought him to our family doctor where his wound was checked and cleansed. I’m not sure if it was the doctor or the teacher who […]

Feb
26
2014

Choosing the Right Book for Babies

When it comes to books for babies, remember this ONE rule – wipeable. I always get glossy wipe clean books for babies. The reason being they won’t easily tear or clump when soaked with baby’s saliva and at the end of the day we can easily wipe them clean and keep them away.  I have this old book of Ethan’s that is not a wipe clean book. It’s a touch and feel book so I […]

Dec
4
2013

SJKC Primary One Orientation Week

Just as the year-end school holidays started a fortnight ago, Ethan had to go to his primary school for a two-week orientation. We paid for this actually, RM130 for 2 weeks (4 hours/day) inclusive of food. We asked Ethan earlier if he wants to join this orientation and excitedly he said YES so we signed him up on the day we confirmed his registration in this school. With Ayden keeping me occupied, I had not […]

Aug
30
2013

How to draw the STAR of our Jalur Gemilang?

With Merdeka Day just around the corner, Ethan has been learning a lot about patriotism and singing the Jalur Gemilang and Satu Malaysia songs everyday in Kindy. Yesterday, he brought home his homework and proudly showed me the Jalur Gemilang he drew in class.  I find it amazing that he is able to draw the STAR as I always find it difficult during my school days. I told him that my star always ended up […]

Aug
12
2013

Learn Physics at Petrosains KLCC

Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie and Michael Faraday. What do all 4 of them have in common? No, it’s not their WACKY hairstyles!! It’s PHYSICS! Physics i.e ‘knowledge of nature’ is the natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force in order to understand how the universe behaves. You’re ‘lost’ already? Me too. I can only remember Albert […]

Jul
26
2013

Learning the art of painting

The kindergarten that Ethan is attending is kinda ‘weird’ in a sense that though they have Art & Craft in their timetable, they don’t do much BUT they’d encourage us to sign Ethan up for the additional Art & Craft classes held every Thursday AFTER schooling hours with an additional fee. Some of his friends go for this and Ethan’s teacher is always commenting that though Ethan is doing great in every subject, he is […]

Jul
16
2013

Keputusan Penempatan Tahun 1/2014

After so many sleepless nights, D-day is finally here! THE day to check the result for Ethan’s Primary 1 school placement application. I was so scared to even log-in to check the result. I know I won’t be able to take it if he got rejected and we had to appeal and wait until November again for the next result. But no matter how scared I was, I had to do it. We have to […]

Jul
10
2013

How to Remember the Order of the Planets in our Solar System

We live on a ball of rock called Earth in a vast expanse called space. Besides us, there are other planets, billions of stars, and other bits of rock and dust in space. The name for all this stuff is the Universe. Ethan came home from Kindy the other day with this box filled with planets. I find it very creative that the teachers got the kids to paint a tissue box black and paste […]

May
22
2013

Alphabet Adventures

I came home yesterday and found a package on the floor of my car porch! The postman actually just threw the package there! >_< Unwrapped it and saw this book: Alphabet Adventures by Megan Mueli I’ve totally forgotten about this book. Megan actually contacted me some time ago discussing about including a piece of my craft work in her book and we’ve come to an agreement. She did mention that she’ll mail me a copy […]

Apr
25
2013

Telling Time

Ethan loves wearing watch. He has several watches, some still functioning, some the strap kaput-ed and some just went missing >_< Most of his watches are just RM5, bought from Daiso. I don’t buy him expensive watches as I don’t see the need for a kid to strap on hundreds of dollars on his wrist. While shopping the other day, Ethan saw this Adidas watch that he loves very much. It was priced at over […]

Apr
4
2013

Second chance at preschool

If you have been following my blog or my FB, you’ll know that we enrolled Ethan for Kindy for the very first time this year in March. Never in our dreams did we expect it would be such a nightmare. You can read about our, or rather Ethan’s nightmare here and here. The last straw was when that particular boy poked Ethan’s ear with a sharp pencil and STILL no action was taken against that […]

Mar
14
2013

How do you deal with a school bully?

It has been Ethan’s dream to attend preschool since he found out his other friends are also attending it. We had no choice but to give in and let him experience what Kindergarten is all about. I thought since Ethan is already doing well academically, the more important factor of preschool is to socialize hence I did not bother to go for any ‘branded franchise’ kind of Kindy but to just enroll him into the […]

Mar
10
2013

Home-school vs Kindergarten

I’ve been home-schooling Ethan since young until early this year. I planned to home-school him all the way until he goes to Primary 1 next year. That is until his friends in the playground asked him why isn’t he going to school. Ethan then started questioning me about school, about Kindergarten. We started talking to Ethan about Kindergarten and the possibility of him attending one. The thought of having friends to study (and play) together […]

Mar
1
2013

Easy Pizza Bento for kids

My (not so) baby finally went to Kindy today. It is his first day but he doesn’t want me to send him so his Dad drove him there instead >_< Big boy now. Going to school on his own without me :D I made pizza bento for his lunch box today.  Pizza bento Brown some meat (sausage, ham or anything of your choice) He loves cheese so I placed cheese in between his bread.  Cut […]

Jan
20
2013

Kidzania : Revisited

Ethan made his first trip to Kidzania in March 2012 when they just opened. Read about it here. Back then many establishments are not operational yet.  We have since revisited Kidzania a couple more times to seek jobs in their new establishments and also to try securing jobs in other establishment which he did not have time to apply during his first visit.   Ayam Brand Cooking School He learned to make tuna sandwich and […]

Dec
5
2012

School of Tomorrow – Empowering Lifelong Learners

After attending the Beaconhouse School of Tomorrow conference, a quote by Alma Haris lingered in my mind even until now, “If we want 21st century learning, we can’t have 20th century systems”. The 4th School of Tomorrow Conference opened to a crowd of over 600 delegates from over 9 countries at the Sunway Resort Hotel. The education conference is the fourth in a series of international conferences organised by Beaconhouse to explore a new vision […]

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