FISH! Philosophy – Make Their Day: G1’s Sweet Treat

Make Their Day: Simple gestures of thoughtfulness, thanks and recognition make people feel appreciated and valued. When you make someone else feel good, you feel good too. “Make their day” can be a big production—giving a present, taking someone out to dinner—but it doesn’t have to be. It might be as simple as holding open aContinue reading “FISH! Philosophy – Make Their Day: G1’s Sweet Treat”

FISH! Philosophy – Be There: One-to-One with G2

This happened one day… G1: Mum, can you sit here and watch me write? What? Are you kidding me? I spent the entire morning with you and now I want you to entertain yourself for a bit while I get some household chores done and you want me to twiddle my thumbs while you busyContinue reading “FISH! Philosophy – Be There: One-to-One with G2”

Sights and Sounds: Swan Valley – Western Australia

Just 25 minutes away from Perth’s CBD is Swan Valley. There is so much to do there that you could spend a few days just trying to get through it all. The Swan Valley information site offers a few day trip itineraries you can follow: Indulge your senses Cultural discovery trail Swan Valley family funContinue reading “Sights and Sounds: Swan Valley – Western Australia”

Introducing: Curse of the Dragon by Gavin Goh

As I mentioned in an earlier post, G1 has been working on a book and it is finally completed. He wrote the entire story himself. All I did was edit grammar, punctuation and spelling and to help him put it together into a PDF. I tried to encourage him to draw his own pictures but heContinue reading “Introducing: Curse of the Dragon by Gavin Goh”

The Chocolate Test

When G1 was little, I read about the success of the Marshmallow test for predicting future success. I decided to try it out on G1 but since he wasn’t familiar with marshmallows at the time, I swapped them out for Kit Kat instead and dubbed it the Kit Kat Test. The test was done onContinue reading “The Chocolate Test”

Fun Activities

Busy Boxes Introducing the Busy Box Magnetic Board Activity 16 Montessori Ideas for the Busy Box Projects Night Sky Constellations Lego and Construction Models Art and Craft Going Offline with Your Child’s Favourite Characters Abstract Art Fun – exploration of colours and textures Batik Painting T-Shirt Painting Water Colours Introduction to Finger Paints Mess-Free Art –Continue reading “Fun Activities”