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.