Creative Play Time with Toy Figures

There’s nothing like good old fashion imaginative play time… Sometimes, when I want the boys to get away from the screen for a bit and I’m too lazy to take them out, I find it helps if I initiate some creative play with their toy figures. After that, they’ll carry themselves the rest of theContinue reading “Creative Play Time with Toy Figures”

Books: Family Fun – Search and Find Activity Books

Some time back, my cousin gave us these lovely Search and Find activity books published by Hinkler: When we first got them, Hercules was a little too young to appreciate them so I put them away. I recently dug them out so that Aristotle, Hercules and I could work on it together. The books areContinue reading “Books: Family Fun – Search and Find Activity Books”

Sights and Sounds: Singapore 2012 – Part 1

We took the boys down to Singapore over Christmas. In between catching up with friends and family, we managed to see a few sights around Singapore that proved to be an excellent learning experience for the boys – well, Aristotle more so than Hercules. I really enjoyed our trip because this is how I’ve alwaysContinue reading “Sights and Sounds: Singapore 2012 – Part 1”

Christmas Fun for 2012

Generally, I don’t really approve of the whole commercialisation of special occasions and I try not to get drawn into it. I’m completely unromantic about Valentine’s day (no flowers please! But if you must, a box of chocolates won’t go astray…) and my reaction to Christmas is sort of the same. When he was quiteContinue reading “Christmas Fun for 2012”

Christmas Projects: Make Your Own Christmas Stocking

This Christmas, make your own Christmas stockings! This is probably one of the easiest Christmas projects you can make… What You Will Need: 1 large Felt sheet (in red or green) 1 White felt sheet Red, white and green Embroidery floss Chenille needle (I used size 22) Christmas stocking pattern (cut your own or copy one from the web) double-sidedContinue reading “Christmas Projects: Make Your Own Christmas Stocking”

Progress Update on Hercules

Hercules just turned 3 – the magical number in right brain education when children pass that first stage of development – so I thought I should do a progress update… On School He’s been attending play school for three weeks now. He goes 3 days a week for 4 hours. After an initial warm welcome, Hercules wentContinue reading “Progress Update on Hercules”

Green Education: Let’s Learn About Recycling and Energy!

Recycling Since the boys were little, we’ve been trying to teach them to be environmentally friendly – waste not, want not; recycling; etc. So when we moved to our new place, we got sorting bins for recycling. Now the kids can can also practice green habits by learning to sort their trash into glass, plastic,Continue reading “Green Education: Let’s Learn About Recycling and Energy!”

6-in-1 Educational Solar Kit Build Your Own Science Toy DIY

Build 6 different models: Solar Revolving Plane, Solar Windmill, Solar Plane, Solar Airboat, Solar Puppy, Solar Car Great assembling toy for kids to practice using their brains and learn the benefits of solar energy Building these projects teach kids the benefits of solar energy while having fun Also ideal for allowing kids to express theirContinue reading “6-in-1 Educational Solar Kit Build Your Own Science Toy DIY”

4M Kidz Labs Green Science Potato Clock

Digital Clock with wires, copper and zinc strips, transparent tapes and more! What! No Batteries? Be a scientist as you discover how to power this digital clock using potatoes. Experiment to find out what other substances will power the clock – you’ll be amazed! Caution: High Voltage Inspiration and Fun! Contains digital Clock with wires,Continue reading “4M Kidz Labs Green Science Potato Clock”

4M Kidz Labs Tornado Tube

Great Gizmos offer a very large range of inspirational, inspiring, creative, imaginative, fun and educational toys. The Tornado Tube is new this year to Great Gizmos. Educational and fun toy. Create your own water tornado inside a bottle with this tornado tube. It is a fun experiment that you would never get tired of watching.Continue reading “4M Kidz Labs Tornado Tube”