Toddlers and the "Why" Stage

Invariably, all toddlers go through a phase where they start to ask that dreaded “why” question – or at least a variation of it.  Gavin’s is “how come?”  For instance: Gavin: What did the Fat Controller say? Me: He sent Thomas to the workshop. Gavin: How come? Me: Because Thomas ran off the rails andContinue reading “Toddlers and the "Why" Stage”

The Value of Knowing Your Child’s Personality Type

After reading about the preferred learning styles of children, it got my brain churning about the Myers-Briggs personality test my cousin did with me a couple of years back.  The Myers-Briggs personality test assesses you based on your instinctive preferences.  As with all things, we can all modify our behaviours to adapt to different situationsContinue reading “The Value of Knowing Your Child’s Personality Type”

Homeschool Week 7: Activities We Did Last Week

I’m not really sure how long more I’m going to keep up with these posts because we seem to be doing less and less as the weeks go by – more due to fatigue and morning sickness on my part though I keep promising to make it up to Gavin when I feel more aliveContinue reading “Homeschool Week 7: Activities We Did Last Week”

Early Childhood Education: Glenn Doman Tips for Flashcard Use

Looking for more flashcards? Check out our Free Flashcards Resource Page. Since around about November last year, I’ve been dabbling with flash cards using my own homemade ones on Powerpoint (you can read about them here – alphabets, colours 1, colours 2, numbers).  If you click back to my old posts, you’ll notice that allContinue reading “Early Childhood Education: Glenn Doman Tips for Flashcard Use”

Homeschool Week 6: Activities from the Previous Week

Last week was not a great week in terms of being active, but here’s a brief overview of the things we did… We went to Playland – twice!  Gavin is really starting to enjoy his visits here and often asks to go whenever he recognises that we’re in the shopping mall where the “playground” is. Continue reading “Homeschool Week 6: Activities from the Previous Week”

Funny Friday: Toddler Rules for Counting

How a toddler counts to 30: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, FIVEteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six, twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine, TWENTY-TEN. I don’t have a video recording of it but hopefully I’ll get it before he learns the correct wayContinue reading “Funny Friday: Toddler Rules for Counting”

Home Schooling – Week 5: The Things We Did

Here’s what we did last week: Sorting coloured buttons (a Montessori activity I read about some Montessori books): We played with some old “new” toys that Gavin hadn’t seen in ages: We went to see the DinoTrek Exhibition in KLCC: We went to see the PetroSains Discovery Center: We finished painting our sun catchers: GavinContinue reading “Home Schooling – Week 5: The Things We Did”

Sights and Sounds: PetroSains Discovery Center

Here are the photos from our visit to the PetroSains Discovery Center… The tour begins with a short ride in a capsule: Gavin found it a little alarming at first and wanted to get out because we ascended into darkness, but after a while he found it pretty interesting. SM and M in the seatsContinue reading “Sights and Sounds: PetroSains Discovery Center”

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”

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”