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Learning through play – All about ME

This face parts game is an excellent way for Inigo to learn about the parts of the face. Yes, he can named it but my aim is to let him count the parts as well.

 I made this face parts game for Inigo to play with Isabelle. It is easy and all the pieces fit into their tiny fingers. In fact, you can also put this in a resealable bag, so it is super handy for travelling.

 It can also be a proficient vocabulary building activity too as well as learning the parts of the face.

 After cutting I gave them to Inigo and he started to named the face parts as he begun to count the parts as well.

 He completed a face on his first attempt by gluing it and later on he helped Isabelle in creating the girl face.

 He also learned to differentiate the boy and girl as well as learning to used the she and he words. 

    Later on, we decided to add paper straw and play puppet show. 


Posted in Cerrado's Sibling, Homeschooling, Preschool Activity, Toddler's Activities

Learning through play – Quiet Fun Activities

If there is one thing I know, I have two of the busiest, explorer little people you have ever seen.

 There are days that it was too difficult to keep them busy without electronics especially when we are outside. Trust me on this one😁

That’s why I was always looking for activities that would help them play independently and give me a little free time of just sitting and watching them than running and catching them.   

Color pencils, pens, paper are staple in our diaper bag. And I am thankful to Etihad airways for including this animals memory card in their press kit the last time I’ve attended their event.It’s a life saver!  

Posted in Cerrado's Sibling, Fine Motor skills, Homeschooling, Sensory skills, Toddler's Activities, Uncategorized

Learning through play – DIY Yoghurt Playdough

 When I saw this recipe in my FB newsfeed, I knew right away that I needed to save it for future use. 

Yoghurt playdough is made with just 2 ingredients (that you probably already have) and turns out so soft and fun to play with.   What’s Yoghurt Dough? A super easy to make sensory dough that your toddlers and kiddos will love to play with.Being a mother of three, I’ve come across lots of sensory activities that I’m finally getting around to making with them.It’s so important to give them new sensory experiences, to help stimulate their brains, creativity and it’s just plain fun!  The texture of our DIY yoghurt playdough is slimy but smells so delightful , which is why they enjoyed playing, squishing, poking, twisting, rolling the playdough. This is also great for fine motor development, perfect for a quiet time activity, plus it’s such an open ended invitation. 

There are endless ways and items to add to it for creative play that’s why we are so excited to try it!

 We added food coloring and used Lego for stamping. We also used plastic knife for cutting and cooking pan for pretend play.   Isabelle didn’t quite understand how to actually mold things with it yet but she had a ton of fun squeezing her hands through it and smashing it. It kept her busy too!          

On the other hand, the boys write their names and created some artworks.  

  Now when it comes to clean up…hmmm.. I’d say that if you are not fun of messy play then this post is not for you.

It’s a delicious, sweet smell and finger licking kinda mess! Don’t worry though this is super messy to clean, your house and hands will smell like peach and mixed berries.
So grab some Yoghurt and have some fun!   


Posted in Cerrado's Sibling, Fine Motor skills, Homeschooling, Uncategorized

Mamon – It Yourself -Kung Fu Panda 

When you have a daughter that needs to breastfeed yet, there’s two active boys that needs something to do other than watching.Suddenly, you’ll wish to have an instant activity that will divert those extra energy.

Fortunately,to celebrate the showing of the new movie Kung Fu Panda 3, Monde recently came out, for a limited period, every pack of Monde Mamon Classic 6’s contains a FREE Mamon Panda Maker Kit!    

Having watched Kung Fu Panda 1 and 2, the part 3 is definitely worth your penny.

Kung Fu Panda is a story of large and loving life panda.

Po (Jack Black) realizes that he has a lot to learn if he’s going to fulfill the next challenge from his beloved instructor.It’s his transition Po from student to teacher and train a group of fun-loving, clumsy pandas to become martial-arts fighters. Together, the kung-fu brethren unite to take on the evil Kai (J.K. Simmons), a supernatural warrior who becomes stronger with each battle.

Going back, this activity became an instant hit.They were focus and interested in creating their own panda.

The instructions are very simple yet entertaining.


Grab your own pack at any leading supermarket!

Posted in Cerrado's Sibling, Holidays

Christmas 2015

While this season bind us with joy and love Christmas season is also thanking God for giving us greatest gift by sending his only begotten son to save us from our sins. And that is enough reason to rejoice and be merry! Though it’s our first time to celebrate Christmas without daddy A and it was too heartbreaking. Christmas Eve together – the Reyes fambam – with many of our seasonal favorites are also worthy reasons to smile!

Though I missed cooking in our kitchen I will never trade off all the delightful dishes my mom cooked for us.

Here’s a holiday round-up of how we spend Christmas in the Philippines. 






We wish you all a very happy holiday season! May your hearts be full and your smiles bright.

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#chinitoinigo as a brother

After giving birth many people have asked me how Inigo is adjusting to being a big brother. As you know he was only 6months old when I’ve found out that I am pregnant again. It was too soon I know when both if us are still adjusting and enjoying parenthood.

But this time I feel both my kids are just as needy of me. I can’t tell you how heartbroken I felt in days when Inigo would also wants to be carried while I am nursing his sister. In days where he only wants our full attention on him. And he has his own way of getting it!
I was like a part of me crumbled, but I had to be strong at the same time so that I could hug him, kiss him and tell him that things were changing but that change is good.

He’s only 15 months old and  I am sure the change is hard on him too.Don’t get me wrong: Inigo adores his baby sister to bits.
He had his good and bad moments since we brought Isabelle home from the hospital – but in the moments where he kisses her head and wants to love on her, I know in my heart that he is going to take this role as a big brother and love it.