Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Peppa Pig Chocolate Cookie Mix

We bought a box of peppa pig chocolate cookies mix some time ago. We just managed to get it done two days ago. It was very easy. Just followed the instructions on the box. The taste was ok but a bit too sweet for my liking. My daughter enjoyed stirring and mixing it. She likes to eat the peppa pig and George wafer pieces that were put on the top of the cookies. She is the big fan of Peppa Pig. There is a Peppa Pig theme park which I'm thinking of bringing her there one day. I'm sure she will enjoy herself there.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Christmas Tot trays II

Another two sleeps before Christmas day. The shops are crowded with people. Everybody is busy preparing for the special occasion. There is a warning of bad weather before Christmas Day. Pray that the bad weather will clear soon and everybody has a joyful Christmas.

I had prepared few more Christmas tot trays for my little girl. She enjoyed her Christmas tot trays.

This was the Christmas stickers matching game. Just stick the stickers that match the one on the left. This was an easy game.

Window gel stickers. They were like jelly texture and sticky. My daughter had fun sticking and peeling them. She played until they were no longer sticky enough to stick onto the window. She likes the stars the most. She took the stars and sang "We three kings"... Ooohh.. star of wonder, star of night...

Christmas cookies shadow matching. I obtained this from making learning fun. This site has lots of wonderful printouts.

Christmas ornament puzzles from 3dinosaurs tot pack. She got lots of lovely printables. My daughter is not very good in puzzles and she needed a bit of help here.

One to one correspondence game. Put the Christmas bells into the ice cube tray. My daughter likes to play with the bells.

These were all the Christmas tot trays that I had prepared for my daughter this year. Have a very Blessed and Merry Christmas.

Thursday, 19 December 2013

Christmas Tot trays

Christmas is just around the corner. I was so tempted to prepare Christmas tot tray for my daughter. I saw lots of nice and beautiful decorations everywhere. So here come some of our Christmas tot trays that I had prepared so far.

This tray was putting some gifts (hanging decor) into the stockings. My daughter wanted to wear the stocking instead rather than putting the gifts in them.

I bought these Christmas decoration from the pound shop. We just need to stick them onto the window. My daughter had lots of fun sticking them and pulling them off again and again.

Here were our Christmas craft. I cut the Christmas tree from the foam and use a brown felt as the tree trunk. Then my daughter glued them down onto a piece of paper and added some self adhesive gem stars as decorations. For the small christmas tree, it was bended into Christmas tree shape using the metalic pipe cleaner and added a star on top of it.

There are more Christmas tot trays to come, hopefully :)

Monday, 9 December 2013

Tot School (Letter E)

These were what we did last week. I incorporated the letter of the week into my tot tray. So last week we started with letter E. I just printed out some letter E worksheets that suited my daughter now.

This was the dot sticker letter E is from themeasuredmom. Dd found the dot stickers a bit boring so she asked for dot marker. The printout on the left side was to identify letter E/e. It was from the school sparks website. She managed to this all by herself.

This printout is from 1plus1plus1equals1. Just colour the eggs in the nest according to the indicated colours.

This printable was also from the above link. Learn how to cook an egg step by step (sequencing).

Some others tot trays from last week::-

Scooping beads. My daughter enjoyed scooping the beads but the thing she likes the most was the ice cream spoon.

Opening and closing the lids and put the toys into the ice cube tray. Opening and closing the little balls focus on coordination and hand muscle. I used squinkies balls for this activity.

Christmas is coming soon and I saw lots of festive tot activities online. I hope I can manage to get some of those tot trays incorporate into our weekly activities too.

Friday, 22 November 2013

What else did we do this week?

Here are the activities that we did this week.

Transfering pom pom into the ice cube rack with a tong.
She is not interested in this tray because she doesn't know how to use the tong yet.

Learning the beginning sound of each object.
I will ask JJ what the object is and she will name it. For instance dolphin. After that, I will ask her what does dolphin start with. If she doesn't know then I will help her by making the beginning sound of the object. She will put the object into the indicated place.

Learning colours and colouring with water colour pencils.
First, JJ coloured the circles according to the colours with the colour pencil then she brushed each circle with water again.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Back to blogging...

I'm back for my first post after such a long break.

As a mum living abroad is not an easy task for me but I slowly adapt to it. My daughter will turn 2 years old soon. I'm very eager to teach her before she is ready for school. Since I'm not working so I plan to send her to school when she is a bit older. So from now on, I need to search for some educational activities for her to do rather than spending whole day in front of the television. Her favourite cartoon of all is still Peppa Pig. I can say that she learns a lot from Peppa.

As I googled through the internet, I found lots of educational activities written by lots of experienced mums.  I found this wonderful blog, 1+1+1=1. She got lots of ideas on how to teach children and best of all, there are lots of wonderful free printables. I like the idea of Tot Trays. So I planned to use it to teach my daughter.  So far I have done few activities such as sorting, matching and counting. Some activities, my daughter, JJ enjoyed doing them and some she didn't seem to be interested in.

The following are some of the activities that we have done so far.

Small space - provide good hand motor skill
I cut a small opening on the lid so that the popsicle sticks can go through.

I made the cookies with sew-on buttons (as chocolate chips). The buttons are for counting from 1-5. JJ prefers to use them for her tea party instead.

Magnetic fishing (made them from felt) - learn counting and colours

I will continue to search for more activities to add on.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

A Day As a 'Dog-sitter'

I helped a friend to look after her dog, Charlie while she attended a course. Charlie is a friendly, clever and active jack russell. The problem was my flat is mostly carpeted and the only non-carpeted area are my small kitchen and bathroom. So in order to let him out, I had to put him in the toilet and played with him. He shed quite a lot of fur. I had his fur all over my coat when I brought him out to pee and poo. He was too active and it was difficult to hold onto him with the lead. Anyway, it was really a wonderful experience to be a day 'dog-sitter'.