Why Do Toddlers Misbehave? – Part 2

I wrote about this some time back, but now I feel a need to expand further… I hate to use the word misbehave because it implies that toddlers are inherently naughty when that isn’t really the case. Unfortunately, that is what most parents think – or at least the ones from the generation before usContinue reading “Why Do Toddlers Misbehave? – Part 2”

Toddler Management and Distraction Tactics

When I was studying dentistry, we had a subject where we were taught how to manage children in the dental surgery. It is ironic that I’m only remembering these tips now, but I’ve found them to be pretty useful not just for managing a child in a dental surgery but a child who is aboutContinue reading “Toddler Management and Distraction Tactics”

Art Class: Painting with Water Colours

Last week, I introduced Gavin to watercolour paints.  I bought a set of Pelikan watercolours for toddlers for RM19.90 at Times Bookstore – much cheaper than the Pelikan finger paints which cost me about RM34 for the kit. The set comes with 3 stencils, 4 pots of paint, 1 paint brush and a plastic artContinue reading “Art Class: Painting with Water Colours”

Home Schooling – Week 4: The Continuation

Here is what we did this week: We went to the Butterfly Park and saw butterflies, bugs, insects, turtles and fish. We painted with water colours for the first time: We made a dragon: We visited the Bird Park and saw Peafowl, Hornbills, Flamingos, Eagles, Emus, Ostriches, Love Birds, Parakeets and other birds: We wentContinue reading “Home Schooling – Week 4: The Continuation”

Early Childhood Educational Resources

After my research on various Early Childhood Education programs, I’ve finally decided on a program that captures elements from the Montessori Method and the Wink/TwiddleWink Program which, as far as I understand, is the midway point between the Glenn Doman Method and the Makota Shichida Method. To help me implement my program, I have securedContinue reading “Early Childhood Educational Resources”

Sights and Sounds: The Bird Park

I took Gavin to visit the Bird Park on Wednesday with SM and M.  It was the first of our play-date cum home-school excursions together.  From the looks of it, the boys enjoyed themselves and we’re planning to schedule more activities. Entry into the bird park cost me RM15, while Gavin went in free ofContinue reading “Sights and Sounds: The Bird Park”

Early Childhood Education: The Shichida Method

The further I research the topic of Early Childhood Education, it seems the more uncertain I am about which direction to head towards.  I had heard about the Shichida Method from a friend but knew very little about it except that it was a flashcard method of teaching infants – or so I thought.  ItContinue reading “Early Childhood Education: The Shichida Method”

Early Childhood Education: The Gentle Revolution

Since I started down the road of homeschooling Gavin, I’ve been hearing about a lot of early childhood educational programs that have left my head spinning.  Uncertain about which way to proceed, I’ve decided to take a closer look at these programs. Here is a list of some of the ones I’ve heard about (ifContinue reading “Early Childhood Education: The Gentle Revolution”

Sights and Sounds: Butterfly Park – Taman Rama Rama

I was planning to take Gavin to see the Dino Trek exhibition at KLCC only to discover that it was closed on Mondays.  The closest we got to the dinosaurs were the two exhibits they had on display at the entrance. It was the second time that we were attempting to view the dinosaur exhibitContinue reading “Sights and Sounds: Butterfly Park – Taman Rama Rama”

Simple Ways to Train Your Brain

The hubby has always knocked me for my poor memory which has apparently gotten worse since I was pregnant with our son.  Unlike what the pregnancy books claimed (that the memory comes back after delivery of the baby), I did not regain the “lost” memory and am still as forgetful as a sieve.  So whenContinue reading “Simple Ways to Train Your Brain”