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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
13
2013

Ice-cream stick airplane fridge magnet

We ate lots of ice-cream during the scorching HOT days recently and instead of disposing those popsicle sticks, we made airplane fridge magnet out of them. Airplane fridge magnet We used a couple of long popsicle stick and one short one (cut from the long stick) and a wooden laundry peg.  Paint the peg with any color of your choice. We used acrylic paint.  Paint the popsicle sticks. Let dry. Glue them together. Glue a magnet […]

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 […]

Feb
27
2013

Behind the scene experience

Last Saturday was an extremely hectic day for Ethan and I. It marks the first day both Ethan and I started working with a TV station on a project that will be aired somewhere in April. My role is as the Creative Contributor where I contribute ideas on the crafts that will be made and also to guide the kids on how to make those crafts before recording begins. Ethan’s role is to make the […]

Feb
25
2013

Our Chap Goh Mei Sunday

By the time we woke up on Chap Goh Mei was already noon as we had an extremely hectic day before. Will blog about that later.  In the evening, we went to this Kindergarten that Ethan will be attending next month as I’ve already promised a friend (at the very last minute) to help her out in a Red Packet Craft competition. We only got together the night before to work out on what could […]

Feb
16
2013

Light Bulb Bumble Bee

When we were back in our hometown recently, we saw many used light bulbs. I took one back to the Studio and let Ethan paint it as I remembered seeing this cute bumble bee here.  Paint the entire bulb yellow and let dry.  Paint the entire small end of the bulb black. Paint black stripes and let dry. Glue eyes. Make wings out of white chenille stems and glue. Make antenna and also the stinger […]

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 […]

Jan
10
2013

Angpow Flower Lantern

We are going to make a Chinese New Year Angpow Flower Lantern today. TUTORIAL VIDEO  Angpow flower lantern We’ll need 60 pieces of square angpows. It is getting rather difficult to get square red packets these days as the ones I got are mostly rectangular ones and these are my final 60 square ones :( Fold half and fold the flip down. Staple. Repeat this steps for the entire 60 angpows.  Separate them into […]

Jan
4
2013

Chinese Zodiac Snake Angbao decor

Chinese New Year is around the corner (seriously?) and this year we’ll be ushering the slithering SNAKE! Let’s make a cute little snake today shall we?  DIY Ang Pow SNAKE Cut open an angpow. Remove excess edges to form a clean square.  Fold both ends into the middle and fold again.  Fold the flip down, open and fold the other one up. This is just to create the crease.  You’ll get these lines as shown […]

Jan
3
2013

Parental Guidance

Thankx to Nuffnang we got the opportunity to catch this comedy Parental Guidance at [email protected] recently.  When his daughter goes away for work, a grandfather (Billy Crystal) finds himself having to take care of his three grandkids using 21st century methods — though he soon resorts to an old-school style of parenting. When I watched this movie, I kind of like relate to Alice but I’m sure I’m not that bad-lah. At least I let […]

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 […]

Dec
4
2012

How to make Ang Pow Snake

We are early this time around in making Chinese New Year Ang Pow decor. It’s just that the mojo suddenly comes ya know? :D Today we are going to share how to make a simple red packet snake as we will be welcoming the year of the SNAKE in 2013. Ang Pow Snake Cut open a red packet. Fold in half and cut away excess to get a square.  Fold both sides to the middle. […]

Dec
2
2012

Dare to be different

Ethan’s BaoBei teacher told him last Friday to bring an empty cut bottle to class on Monday for a project. They are learning about plants and as usual in BaoBei, every topic is followed by some practical learning. That is what I love most about this place as it is not just theory learning but hands-on too.  Ethan said he believes the teacher will teach him to grow a plant in that cut bottle as […]

Nov
23
2012

Everyday’s a field trip with Nuffnang

I started blogging late 2008. It took me about a year to find my way in the blogging community. Nuffnang helped path my way. Ethan has never been to kindergarten until his present age of 5 but he has experienced more than any kindergarten can give through the numerous Nuffnang activities we attended.  2010 From the tender age of 2 years plus, Ethan started tagging along with me to events. The hands on experience gained […]

Nov
19
2012

School of Tomorrow

If you are an avid reader of our blog, you’d know that Ethan was home schooled until his present age of 5. He will be 6 mid of next year and I think it is only fair to let him experience one year of pre-school in the company of friends.  We have yet to register Ethan in any pre-schools as we are in a dilemma on which school to choose. Being a former childhood educator, I’ve been […]

Nov
12
2012

Simple DIY Bookmark

Ethan was reading his new story book yesterday morning when he stopped halfway. It is his first THICK storybook and this is the first time he won’t be able to finish the entire book in one go. He dared not close the book for fear that he won’t remember at which page he stopped. Then it occurred to me that he needs a bookmark but we don’t have any at home at that moment. So […]

Nov
8
2012

Crossing the Road – A guide for children

It’s never too early to teach our kids how to cross the road. Ethan and I always sing to this tune: Look left, right, left, Before you cross the street, Use your eyes, before you use your feet.. We were in IKEA today and Ethan proudly wanted to show his Daddy how he crosses the road..  Watch the light, watch the light, Red means stop and green means go. Press the button and watch the […]

Nov
6
2012

How to make yarn bowl

The stormy weather calls for many rainy day crafts. We missed going to the playground for over 2 weeks now. Crafting comes handy now that we are indoor every evening. Ethan made a bowl out of string today. We are supposed to use wool yarn but I don’t have any at home so we improvised and use cotton string instead. This bowl is just perfect for party use. Just place your favourite snacks or candy […]

Nov
2
2012

You learn, I learn. You no learn, I won’t too..

It has been 6-7 months now since Ethan first learned how to play the piano. Throughout these period, I have been able to keep up with the lessons and guide him in the absence of his piano teacher. Then slowly, he starts to be better than me, reading piano notes more fluently while I still struggle trying to recognize those notes. However, together, Ethan and I made good progress. He always makes sure that I […]

Oct
28
2012

How to make Halloween Paper Pumpkin

Halloween is approaching fast and this year we saw it getting more and more commercialized. Every where we go there are ‘Halloween special promotions’ going on but let’s get back to basic and DIY some Halloween decor shall we? It doesn’t cost a bomb and all we need is paper and thread.  Cute Halloween Paper Pumpkin Cut out about 20-22 strips from orange construction paper. Punch a hole on both ends for each and every […]

Oct
25
2012

Raising a genius

“I tell you, I really think my 12 month-old boy is a genius! Just today, I was playing some music on my iPad and he came near to increase the volume! He can actually adjust the volume!” Sounds familiar? In this present world we live in, too many parents think we are raising an Einstein just because our kids can do things that we are incapable of when we were younger. As much as we wish […]

Oct
16
2012

DIY Halloween Trick O Treat bag

Halloween is around the corner and we are in the mood in creating creepy stuffs for kids! It’s always good to CREATE rather than BUY as these thematic things can actually burn a hole in your pocket.  So today we are going to convert a plain brown lunch bag into a not so spooky Halloween trick-0r-treat bag.  DIY Halloween Trick O Treat Bag First I help Ethan draw a cat, skull, spider, witch or anything […]

Oct
13
2012

#ChurpOut 2012’s Pimp My Ride winner

We were in Publika today for #ChurpOut 2012.  Ethan and that alien from Berjaya. LIKE our FB Page please. Or was it LIKE Berjaya’s Page? LoL! Just LIKE ours will do, okay? Click here thank you :P We went to #ChurpOut 2012 mainly to collect our Whatchuwant Pimp My Ride Mini Cooper ^_^ Okay-lah, the rest of the activities were fun too but it was raining, I got wet and almost fall flat on the slippery […]

Sep
27
2012

Hands on learning experience

Mid Autumn Festival is just around the corner but I have yet to buy any mooncakes. This year, the number of people making their own mooncakes shoot sky high due to the exorbitant prices of commercial mooncakes. Ethan got the chance to try making mooncakes when we were invited to sample Resort World Genting’s mooncakes collection. Read all about it here. I’ve tried shaping mooncake too last year in West Lake Garden, Sunway Resort Hotel […]

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