Posted in Uncategorized

Our little architect

We haven’t been having too many creative activities around here lately! The little boy is been a little preoccupied building his village (according to him)..

Everyday play is what childhood should be about..

A child’s imagination is truly limitless..

These blocks can help foster some powerful imaginative thinking while also exploring important emotional,language skills,problem soving,confidence, abstract thinking, and more..

After he built his village he called me and pulled my hand to show his masterpiece..

For him it was an achievement! For me it was a confidence..

Seeing his excitement and joy while telling me that he created this village for us..

For daddy,mommy,tita keke,eric,tita rose and fathum..

Future Architect in the making..

Happy bonding with your kiddos!

Have a sweet rest of the week, friends!

Posted in Seuss fun activity

ObSEUSSed

You know very well that Dr. Seuss is a family favorite. And yes, I heart his collection and Little A does too.

This week to celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday I have prepared fun Seuss related activities.

Presenting our “Patterning” activities..

the invitation

Inspired by the book “The Cat in the Hat” we made our own version of Cat in the Hat.

Materials:

Construction paper (I used black) but you can use any color

Pipe cleaners

Old CD’s

Glue and brush

Colored papers (red in particular)

Pom poms (optional)

Hat template

I asked Little A who is black and white, smart, playful, wears a big red bow tied around the neck and a tall red and white striped hat? Any guess??
No other than "The Cat in the Hat"..

It’s easier for me to experiment and play pattern with Little A. I made sure that the book is beside us to served as an inspiration/guide for him.

The Cat in the Hat is good example of patterning activity. The pattern is very simple white,red,white red. During the process I asked Little A, what comes next? This question helps him to solve the problem and also a way to encourage the logical thinking.

Green eggs and Ham

One activity is not enough for Little A so we played Green Eggs and Ham pattern.

Little A just need to follow the pattern (green egg,green ham,green egg,green ham..)

Sometimes,simplifying the process does always make the project more fun..

I can say that we have fun,oh so fun! It was a long day filled of fun..

Happy Seussy fun day everyone..

Posted in Finger painting, Learning through play, Our little man

Finger painting using toys

Every time I introduce painting activities to Little A,I am always trying to change the process a bit. I adjust the process based on  what we already have in our house.

Presenting our “Finger painting using toys” activity.

Since this is our first time to use marbles for painting Little A had a trouble getting the coordination of moving the large box from side to side.  I helped him to hold and tilt the box back and forth.Marble painting is a bit challenge because Little A have to tilt the box the same way at the same time – not an easy thing to do but a mess free acitivity.

stamp.stamp.stamp

This is actually good eye-hand coordination because you have to keep an eye on the marbles so they don’t keep from falling.

Regardless of the challenges involved in marble painting, Little A stayed engaged and focused in the process. It would be easier maybe,if I have wrapped the box with the plastic wrap to help keep the marbles from falling out of the box.Atleast, Little A can still see inside the box while he roll the marbles through the paint with out worrying about the marbles falling out. Note to self -must have cling film around the playroom.

using marbles

Despite of lack of preparation our marble painting turned out colorful and bright. Not to mention, we also use the toy car for added fun.

using toy car
the product
Posted in Learning through play

Digging up the marbles

In my quest of strengthening and developing the fine motor skills of Little A. I am always looking for ways on how I can addfine motor exercise to our activities.

Presenting our activity…”Digging the marbles”

This one is another easy to set up activity that the kiddos would really enjoy.

look.find.count

This is a great activity for fine motor skills development. I put a layered of play dough on top of the marbles. And then put another layer of marbles on top of that and covered those in play dough. Little A had to dig in the play dough to find all of the marbles and then count how many marbles were in the playdough.

digging the marbles
giggling while looking for the marbles
Posted in Learning through play, Our little man

Pretend Play – Veterinary Clinic

It’s been said that the work of a child is play or, perhaps, to be more exact, learning through play. Play is such a part and parcel of your child’s life that childhood is, virtually, defined by the dominance of play.

But role play is more than fun…it’s a key component of learning. According to child development experts, role play helps children acquire all kinds of skills and knowledge, encouraging them to:

  • Explore imagination
  • Think in the abstract
  • Acquire language skills
  • Build social skills
  • Problem solve
  • Understand someone else’s perspective
  • Learn essential life skills from adults
  • Discover leadership skills
  • Safely explore the world beyond
  • Acquire confidence and a sense of self

So,after the huge success of our Pretend Play – Ice Cream shop. This week we turned our playroom into the magical art of imitation and make believe.

Presenting our this week activity 😛 Pretend Play – Veterinary Clinic

Play Veterinarian

With the helped of veterinary printables, mixing a few stuffed animals,rearranging the furniture and our real trusty doctor kit we made our Saturday morning more fun and exciting.

During the play, we talked about taking care of animals and emphaty. I also explained to Little A the importance of drinking medicines.He’s not use to drink the medicine orally and it is really struggle for us whenever he needs to drink antibiotic because we cannot mixed it on his milk. I also informed him that doctors also treated sick people not only animals so children should never be afraid of them. This is one way of convincing the child that doctors will not harm them but instead help them to get well soon.

Please allow me to show to you our top class facility. Be our guest and let our experienced Veterinarian take care of your pets.

waiting room
Doctor Angelo's table
X-ray room
X-ray film
checking zebra
cleaning the wound of turtle
giving injection to Mickey
injection for baby zebra too
Doctor Angelo knows how to take care of his patient. He's giving vitamins for Zebra
He said that Pooh was hurt because he fell on his chair so he grabbed the animal tablets and give some to Pooh.
Doctor Angelo realized that all of his patients should drink medicines. See, how caring he is.
Then, he went to the X-ray room to show to little bear his x-ray result
Doctor Angelo trying to explained to Zebra that he should take care of his health

There are simple ways imaginary play and child development can be encouraged in our home. Before you knew it you are having an enjoyable time, too!

“While we try to teach our children all about life, Our children teach us what life is all about”. ~Angela Schwindt