Posted in Learning through play, Our little man, Summer Activities

Summer activity for Preschoolers

To make our summer more productive we tried to make the most of play and learning time.
Finding a fun activity for your child requires only a little of our time. In our case, right after doing his arts and crafts I let him do his own thing but before bedtime story we are answering at least 2-3 pages of the workbook.

It look tedious but eventually it will be a great help for kids to practice their learning skills.

Each workbook cost Dhs 27 and I’ve got them from Dubai Mall, sorry I forgot the store but it’s near Organic Food and Restaurant.
What I like about these workbook is right after the activity is done, you can reward your child by putting star sticker in their worksheet. And that’s what little A is excited about!

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Posted in Family matters, Our little wiggle

Pregnancy updates @ 13 weeks

To set the record straight I am only 13 weeks pregnant though I looked like 5 months so please stop asking me what’s the gender because if you guys are excited to know we are much elated to find out.

So what’s the development of baby wiggle @ 13 weeks:

Baby Wiggle @ 13 weeks
Baby Wiggle @ 13 weeks

How I’m feeling: Morning sickness is lessen. Thank God to Navidoxine! I was prescribed to take the tablet twice a day for ten days due to extreme vomiting and nausea. I was also admitted (again!) because of dehydration,need to be dextrosed and advised to take bed rest for a week. But the good news is – Hypertension is getting better.

Dislikes: I hate perfumes! Most especially the smell of the lotion particularly Shea Butter or Chocolate scent. It makes me sick the whole day!!

Total Weight Gain/loss: I lost weight though I looked fat. Maybe effect of morning sickness.
Maternity Clothes: None yet – I am still using my old dresses.
Gender: We’ll find out on June 30. I am scheduled for Morphology scan.So excited!
Movement: I don’t know if I am just paranoid but I can feel that baby wiggle is moving. Not sure though kasi maaga pa daw para dun..
Sleep: So far I still don’t have sleepless nights. In fact, I sleep like a baby..
What I miss: Drinking coffee and Chips!!
Cravings: I am into vegetable so far…wehehe
Symptoms: I get a little queasy at night still and my energy levels are lacking as well.
Best moment so far: Since we wanted little A to be involved with my pregnancy,we let him to be inside the room.We’re all thrilled while looking at the monitor.Baby wiggle is so pa-impress even my OB noticed it. At first she waved her hand and then maybe she heard little A voice she waved her both hands!! So priceless!! .(assuming it’s a girl!!) hehe..
After the ultrasound little A grabbed the scan photo to me and he’s making yabang to Dr. Anne. He said ” look doctor our baby is moving..see?? Even when we left the room he’s still holding it and he’s showing it to other patients..
Baby Wiggle @ 13 weeks
Baby Wiggle @ 13 weeks
Hope you’re having a wonderful week!
Posted in Family matters, Our little man

Mommy,I have suprise for you!!

Received a call this morning from little A. He was so excited to tell me that he has surprise for me.

Little A – Mommy, when you come home I have surprise for you..

Mommy – Really? I am so excited to see that..

Little A – Later mommy I will show it to you..

Mommy – Ok, see you later I love you..

Little A – I love you too mommy!

When he passed on the phone to his Tita Raquiza, I asked her what’s the surprise and she send this photo.Raquiza said that litte A spell the words on his own!

Ang sweet!!

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Posted in Parenting style

Happy Mother’s Day

I offer one of my favorite quotes to the women who inspire me to become the person I am today…

The moment a child is born, the mother is also born.  She never existed before.  The woman existed, but the mother, never.  A mother is something absolutely new.  ~Rajneesh

To my mom,mother – in- law and my siblings…Happy Mother’s Day!

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Posted in Our little man, Parenting style

Mother’s Day bedtime story…

In my opinion reading Nancy Tillman book collection can give you goose bumps especially on this occasion. It tackles how our world changed since we held our child on our hand. It remind us how special our children to us and how we nurtured them in our heart and our body.

The first time I read this book to little A, I don’t think I made it to last page without wiping my tears. It is so simply yet beautifully written. The book begins likes this:

“On the night you were born, the moon smiled with such wonder that the stars peeked in to see you and the night wind whispered, ‘Life will never be the same’

Because there had never been anyone like you… ever in the world.”

And then there’s this part…

“So whenever you doubt just how special you are and wonder who loves you, how much and how far, listen for geese honking high in the sky. (They’re singing a song to remember you by)”

And it ends with this…

“Heaven blew every trumpet and played every horn on the wonderful, marvelous night you were born.”

And it’s been almost four crazy years full of ups and downs and so many memories.  I will never forget the moment little A was born.  But regardless of all craziness, I always want him to know that I am so happy and thankful for everything he is, all the joy that he brings into our lives, just how special and unique he is just because he is “the one and only ever you” and that just like the book says,

“On the night you were born, you brought wonder and magic into the world.”

He totally has.  And so much more.

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What a special, meaningful message to send to all babies entering this world.  So consider this book the next time you are looking for a gift for new parents. I’m confident they will adore reading this to their little ones as much as we do with our little man.

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Posted in Conversation with Little A

Will you be my mommy again?

Our weekend was jam packed with tons of pre-writing skills. While preparing for lessons, I talked to Angelo.

Mommy: Angelo I am your teacher today.We will do activities to help your writing skills. Is that ok? Call me Teacher Raquel.

Angelo: Ok teacher. But after being my teacher, will you be my mommy again?

Mommy: Of course!

Posted in Fine Motor skills, Finger painting, Learning through play, Our little man

Pre – Writing Skills – Painting with Q-Tips

Once again we’re at our favourite activity, painting. Today it’s painting with Q-Tips (cotton buds)

And I’ve included our favorite activity to hone Angelo’s writing skills.

 We got out our washable paint and some q-tips and I’ve pre-written his name for him to trace.(I’ve got this brown paper from Homes R’ Us – it’s actually wrapping paper)

This fun activity provides an opportunity for Angelo to learn how to write his name.  I wrote his  name on paper with a marker.  Remember to write the first letter using a capital letter then the rest in lower case.  I let Angelo trace over the name with the Q-tips.  By repeating this activity, he will begin to understand the strokes on how to write his own name!

It was fun and easy.

It wasn’t crazy-messy, which was a bonus.

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When he’s done he went straight to our easel and he was so excited to write his name.

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Skills Learned:

  • Fine Motor
  • Eye Hand Coordination
  • Pre-Writing

Happy Writing everyone!