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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Baby School – 6 months

Backdated post for Nov 2014

You mastered flipping at 6 months.  We are so proud of you.

Half a year into Baby School.  Time flies.
“Playing is one of the most important things you can do with your child. The time you spend playing together gives your child lots of different ways and times to learn.
Play also helps your child:
    • build confidence
    • feel loved, happy and safe
    • develop social skills, language and communication
    • learn about caring for others and the environment
    • develop physical skills
    • connect and refine pathways in her brain.”
Passing
   
We practiced passing objects from one hand to the other. 



He could grasp pretty well with 2 hands.


  























Reading 
Chicka Chicka 123 was his favourite.  This board book was too big for him to handle.  He loved looking at the pictures and tried to turn the pages. 
     
   
Sensory Bottles
We made more sensory bottles for Busy Bee.  He got really busy with them.  Big Sis helped to choose the materials.  I guided her to chose a variety; different colours and different sounds

























I placed them into a basket with the intention of creating a treasure basket.  My basket was too small.






















Still, the basket gave him opportunity to practice sitting.




























But soon he was back on his tummy, trying to reach for the bottles.  Loads of opportunities to learn crawling and do push-ups.
 
 




























Activity Table
Busy Bee is getting pretty good at pushing himself up.  The activity table continued to enticed him.  Now he tried to reach the buttons.  Finger muscles and arm muscles at work.



















He loved it.
 





























Sensory Board
We made a sensory board for our little baby.  Sweet Butterfly helped to pick up the sensory materials and worked with me to glue them onto the board.  This gave Baby Bee more tummy time and loads of sensory fun. 































He loved it too.









































Coo-ing 
At times, I ran out of ideas and just prop the singing elephant.  He coo-ed at it and I sneaked in more tummy time.































Containers Treasure Basket
I got this idea from Kids Activity Blog.  It was a hit.  Baby Bee was working hard to open the boxes.  He could sit well while he focused on the containers.



Sibling Fun.
Baby School is never complete without Big Sis.  I feel so blessed with these two kiddos.  























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ABC maths
   

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Story Telling – The Very Hungry Caterpillar

~ @3 yrs and 7 months ~
Backdated post for Oct 2014

I like to do activities that involve re-telling stories.  Other than being fun, re-telling stories helps in literacy skills and memory.  This time, we re-told the all time favourite, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  Our audience was Busy Bee.  The laminates were from Kizclub

We enjoyed re-telling the story to Busy Bee again and again.

As we told the story, we laid the laminates on the felt book.

A happy Story Teller and a happy Audience.


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  ABC maths



Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Fine Motor Skills – Writing & Cutting

~ @3 yrs and 7 months ~
Backdated post for Oct 2014
I have a very reluctant Preschooler and a whole bunch of stickers scraps.  Using the stickers and a highlighter, I created 2 pre-writing worksheets.  Her job was to help the Hello Kitty get to the fruits.
 

Monday, 11 May 2015

Spielgaben – Playing And Learning With Set 2

~ @3 yrs and 7 months ~
Backdated post for Oct 2014
Spielgaben Set 2 consists of various 3D shapes.  Our original package came with spheres, pyramids and cubes.  We had since got the Upgrade Kit and now we have more 3D shapes.
We did the Spinning Playground, from the Spielgaben Playguide ,when Sweet Butterfly was 36.5 months.  You can see how we played in the post “Growing with Spielgaben – Totally Worth It”.  Through this simple and fun play, she learnt what is a sphere, a pyramid and a cube.  But she wasn’t ready for the worksheets yet.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

ABC Maths In Action

~ @3 yrs and 7 months ~
Backdated post for Oct 2014
I created ABC Maths 2 years ago when Sweet Butterfly was 2 yrs old.  She wasn’t ready for it.  I tried again and again, with a few months break in between.  Finally, in Oct 2014, she accepted this activity and she loved it.  We finished all 26 pages in 2 days.
The worksheets were created to use with our cubes.  But the cubes did not appeal to her.  So I used glass stones instead.  I told her they were magical stones.  She was into anything magical and princessy.
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