Houston We Have A Liftoff!
The day she realized she could jump, our house became a lot livelier. At around 2 years of age, Nat finally discovered that jumping actually meant having both feet being lifted off the ground. Turning on the CD to Nat’s favorite songs nowadays is no longer just about singing, but it has very much to do with dancing (or […]
Staying On Course
I have been seriously considering extending homeschooling with Nat lately. Some of my well intended friends have highlighted the difficulty and risk of doing this when it was shared with them. I do foresee many challenges it encompasses, but at the same time I do envision so much fun and potential it can bring. I […]
My First Journal
I was only introduced to journaling in my late twenties during a spiritual retreat I enrolled myself in back then. We were asked to write down our thoughts during reflection every morning. That experience turns out to be one of the best seasons I had. I remembered having a small booklet where ever I go […]
Nat can cook!
A friend of mine related this to me once I don’t have much memory of my late mom but I do remember helping my late mom to bake once, and that memory has stuck with me till now. I loved being able to create something with my mom. This has inspired me to try cooking […]
Bonding in the kitchen
Its been awhile since my last update but I’m going to try blogging again. (hopefully) Nat has turned two. I came across this quote recently which have changed my outlook with regards to teaching Nat at home. Where skills are taught in isolation from the need to use them, there is a risk that balance […]
Trip To The Sea Aquarium
Part of Nat’s learning journey is to expose her to a world outside of her normal routines. Last week, my wife took leave and we brought her to the sea aquarium at Resort World Sentosa. We have been teaching Nat about fishes through flash cards and drawings. With this trip, we hope to broaden her knowledge […]
Counting Your Cereals
Nat will turn 18 months in a few days time. Not only is it a milestone for her growth, it’s a milestone in my parenting journey too. I wrote an article one month back about a cereal experiment I did. While the objective was to teach Nat on self-control, I could also apply counting in […]
Law Of Harvesting
At 17 months, I’ve finally managed to get her seated for a longer duration to do some cutting, coloring and pasting activities. With this, I could now apply alphabets, shapes and words into her art and craft activity. This activity also covers on fine motor skills as well. Like the saying goes, one stone kills […]
My daily routine used to be much simpler, from changing of diapers to preparing of meals, playing with her and putting her to bed. By around 16 months, I realise she is understanding our instructions better and getting more curious with her surroundings. That is when I started to plan more structured learning besides her […]
Importance of Self-Control
Nat turned 16 months a few days back. On one hand, she is gaining understanding of her surroundings. But on the other hand, she has yet to learn how to verbalize what she wants to communicate. She will get impatient and start making a fuss to get our attention. My initial response My initial reaction […]
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