Post by MamaFiza on January 31, 2008
Happy 4th Birthday to our lil prince KiruaMi-cHan on 31st January 2008!
May Allah swt blessed him with heavenly fortune. Amin~
Post by MamaFiza on January 26, 2008
Wish you were in the pink of health
For this week updates, we would like to contribute on Art Class; making a finger-painting bookmark.
Art is a lie that makes us realize truth ~ Pablo Picasso
Some of tips on painting with baby & toddler:
- Remember that it’s the process, not the product, that’s important.
- Plan simple art projects to avoid confusing and frustrating your toddler.
- Keep an open mind. Your toddlers may have different ideas about how to use the materials you’ve provided.
- Sit down with your toddlers as they are creating.
- Talk about what they’re doing and join in the creative process.
- Offer suggestions by modeling them, rather than explaining them.
- When painting, place papers on old newspaper to keep messes to a minimum.
- Toddlers love using paintbrushes, but they may also enjoy painting with such things as craft sticks, spoons, cotton swabs, feathers, and sponges.
- Tape 3 or 4 regular crayons together to make a crayon just the right size for a toddler’s hand *could make “rainbow art” too!*
- Cover a table with butcher paper and let your children draw or paint all over it.
- Invite your toddlers to stand up while finger-painting. This allows them to involve their arms and bodies in the process.
- Be sure to give your child plenty of space for moving around.
- Dressed your kiddies with old clothings before starting any art project, it will prevent you from being crabby to ‘em
Alright then, let’s begin our project:
1. Prepare art stuff that you’ll needed;
- drawing paper, paint pallet, water color (non-toxic), paint brushes, pencil, eraser, glue, 2 water container (1/2 full); 1 for washing hand, 1 more for washing brushes
- scissor (not included in the picture, required adult supervision), color paper, hole paper punch & ribbon (not included in the picture)
2. Describe the art plan to your kiddies.
“The faces of; eager” by KiruaMi-cHan & YunaFi-cHan. *ReiHi-cHan was showing off her fingernails with henna finished by Mak Ngah*
3. Allowed your kiddies to choose their favorite colors.
KiruaMi picked green & orange; ReiHi decided on red & yellow; YunaFi voted for brown & blue!
4. Supply your kiddies with drawing paper.
5. Start painting your kiddies palm & fingers *demonstration*
One by one~
6. Authorize your kiddies to do by their own.
Step by step~
7. Press your toddler painted fingers down on a drawing paper.
8. Wash your toddler hand before putting new color / repaint all fingers and palm.
9. Let the paint to dry.
10. Help your toddler to cut their masterpieces into separated pieces of hand.
11. Give your toddler to glue those “paper waving hands” and sticked ‘em on color paper.
*My kiddies love to use glue stick due to it is so easy for them to apply it and less mess*
2 focused toddlers
We used black papers.
12. Again, assist your kiddies to cut their artwork;
13. Show your kiddies on how to use a hole paper punch at separated paper & let them try on their finished artwork.
14. Tied up ribbons and wallah~
You may asked your kiddies to use it as a bookmark when every time they read their favorite book! *my kiddies love it!*
Wall of Fame~
Wish ya great luck mommies
May you have a superb time with your little ones this weekend.
May Allah swt blessed your valuable family. Amin~
Post by MamaFiza on January 23, 2008
Coming soon, end of January 2008 *Insya-Allah*
Homemade craft from littlekittle.com
- handy for breastfeeding momma *yay*
Will publicize it soon~
10% of the profits will be contribute to :
- remarkable orphanage; Darul Izzah, Semenyih, Selangor ; the earnings will be use to provide study room and library with computer lab for those kiddies
(click here to read about my first visit at Darul Izzah)
- Persatuan Anak-Anak Yatim & Ibu Tunggal Kampung Medan, Taman Sri Medan, Petaling Jaya ; the earnings will be use to provide study room & library with computer lab for those kiddies plus vacancy to those mommies *more to discuss with Miss Anamiraa*
May Allah swt bless your precious family. Amin~
Thank you so much for your support! *cheers*
Post by MamaFiza on January 20, 2008
Just a lil update on our home-school festive on last November 2007 till January 2008.
Gratefully, my hubby and kiddies loves to guzzle heterogeneity of meals. *alhamdulillah*
We rarely eat rice in our daily nourishment since our first met till nowadays.
For our family kitchen’s “Food Galore Months“, my kiddies plead for selections of food from different continent.
They not just learned the new flavour, spices and tastes; they also been taught about the history & details on countries of the peculiar foods.
Below are some of the pictures of our homemade meal:
Potato scramble egg, bread mixed with baked beans & Bombay onions
Macaroni & Creamy Cheese
The ingredients to make macaroni & creamy cheese~
Garlic Cheese Roll
More pics on our garlic cheese roll
Spaghetti Bolognese, Macaroni & Cheese with sausage
Cekodok? Cucur kodok?
Grilled Butter Chicken with Butter Rice
Full version of our Grilled Butter Chicken
The gravy and butter rice
Chicken & Tomato with Butter Rice
Chicken curry & Fried Chicken (both Mamak’s style)
Fried Chicken (Mamak’s style)
Chicken Rice (Hainan’s style)
Chicken Rice soup, dipping sauce; chili paste & soy sauce paste
Chicken Butter (Indian style), Potato & Fried Dried Fish and Fried Veggies
Grilled Chicken with Honey
Moist Chocolate Cake
- Take-Away Foods:
J.CO donuts! Bought by my lil bro; Pdost, at Pavillion, KL
Sate Haji Samuri at Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor
Let’s share your story about your family homemade meals too
May Allah swt always blessed you and best regards to your cuddly family. Amin~
My dearie family~
Post by MamaFiza on January 19, 2008
Greetings to all of you *cheers*
May Allah swt blessed you and your beloved family and have a great weekend
Today, I love to share about homeschooler (mostly parent) requirement to start homeschooling your baby & toddler.
- Positive thinking (mentally & physically)
- Pure heart
- Morale-boosting from Husband / Wife
- Family income (full time / part time / home-school family business)
- Family budget listing
- Family place / crib
- Parent Planner (short term & long term)
My year 2008 file organizer for my family
Managed to sew my own pencil case yesterday *Alhamdulillah*
- Kiddy Planner (short term & long term for home-school)
- File & paper (manual record, hard-copy)
- Computer with Internet access, digital camera, printer, backup hard disk, website / blog (website server) for soft-copy.
Sneak peak of our home studio work place~
Our family wallpaper *yatta*
- Bookshelf with educational books, ergonomic table & chair, timetable, dustbin, white board / paper / stationery, lightings
- Kitchen equipment (for baking & cooking class with toddler)
- Sport shoes for each family members (for nature walk or outdoor activities)
- Personal transportation (if allowed) *we didn’t own any vehicle in our past time & used public transportation since 2002 till July 2007!*
That’s all for today
I’ll add-on more later time by time. *Insya-Allah*
Hope could give you some of the visualization of building a home-school family.
Keep on the great work mommies! *gambatte ne*
Post by MamaFiza on January 18, 2008
Wish all of you were in the pink of health. *yatta*
Does your kiddy have their private reading room?
As for me, developing interest in learning for baby or toddler do need a bit of creativity.
Pictured yourself staying and spending almost 12 hours in the same dull, creepy, dusty room without any equipment or books for study plus with your parent shouting and screaming at you “Go learn!”, “Why are you so lazy?“, etc.
I wonder how melancholy and misfortune it will be for children whom need to face the above situation (or even worse?).
Please, if you want to change the attitude of your little-bitty, do change your mindset first.
Some of my tips:
- stop decorating your entertainment place or upgraded it
- start your day by setting up a family library or family reading room
- terminate your interest in reading gibberish material
- devoted daily reading time for your baby / toddler ~ 15 minutes per session
In my experience, kid room decoration is the most enjoyable experience and which if done properly brings an air of satisfaction!
Do not give an excuses even thought you only have a small room (same goes to us, we not owned a mansion).
Let us just try our best to take any opportunity to make our kiddies happy. *Insya-Allah*
Besides the fun aspect of remodeling a kid’s room, it is a good and a constructive way for passing time, which helps one bond with the kids.
When you start showing interest in your kid’s interest and talk to them about their likes and dislikes, they become more than happy.
So when you consult your children about decorating their room, they take active interest in the discussion.
More of my tips on designing your kiddy reading / play room:
- Choose 2 or 3 bright (energetic), calm and soothing colors for the wall
- Ensure the room get enough sunshine for lively & refreshing for your kiddy
- Make cleaning timetable for you and your kiddy to dirt-free the room together
- Place comfy & ergonomic chair / table / equipment for your kiddy
- Keep away sharp material from the room (labeled ‘em please!)
Below are some of our home-school room view for year 2008:
I choose Royal Red, Cream and White as the color theme.
My kiddies favorite place~
Toys, art & craft stuffs, kiddies private locker, Red & Cream walls, kiddies books
Kiddies private computer and more toys
Kiddies world map, kiddies bulletin board & art gallery (not yet fill with anything, just finished created ‘em today)
Featured wall *ahaha not yet finished painting, under construction*
I kept all my kiddies drawing / sketches / doodles since their ages of 1 years old for our home-school record (plus my personal interest on their works). *alhamdulillah*
Every time when they completed their artwork, I displayed those at our board of “Art Gallery“, which they could proudly viewed and introduced ‘em to their father (the King!).
After a 2 weeks, I stored it in huge ring files, divided by their own names.
Kiddies artwork file *not yet wrapped it duh*
Below are some of our home-school room view for last year, 2007 (old place):
Our last year learning wall
Kiddies art gallery
I hope you could get some of the ideas on organizing your sweetie pie favorite place. *cheers*
Do not give up and keep on trying *gambatte ne*
May Allah swt blessed your journey with your family. Amin~
Lot’s of love from me
Yunafi-cHan with PC
Post by MamaFiza on January 16, 2008
Children genuinely love story.
In my own experienced, my babies and kiddies tend to react more lively every time I told them any story.
They got something “extraordinary looks” on their face when I announced “Alright kiddies, time for stories“. *each time, and never changes*
Since childhood, I love to read and telling stories. I can hardly imagine a life without a single story.
Below, I attached our homeschool’s 2008 Bedtime Stories Plan.
You might used them as one of your planner guide in story-telling
Only a life lived for others is a life worth while ~ Albert Einstein
Bedtime Stories Daily Plan :
- Historical / Cultures stories
- Scientific stories
- Fairy Tales stories / Nursery Rhymes
- Quran’s based / Prophets, Prophet’s family and friends stories
- Silly Funny Stories with Moral Values
- Kiddies undertake in story telling (Any stories, created their own stories on the spot)
- Imaginative Stories
(Mama compiles super natural, heroes, etc, based on kiddies favorites character)
Wish you all the best in creating creative story telling time for your precious kiddy. Amin~
p/s: You may download the PDF format of the bedtime stories daily plan by clicking; here!
Post by MamaFiza on January 16, 2008
If you ever wonder how life will changes when you change your faith to accept home-schooling ritual in your family?
Yes it will completely transmute you to be more self-discipline; mentally & physically
Anyway, transformation from good to better and a lot more in the future will be something that you probably don’t want to miss, right?
Apart from that, I do believe that we do need some refreshment to build a healthy mind.
Oh yes, together with this post, I attached our homeschool’s Home Blessing Schedule 2008.
Cleaning up with baby and toddler were the peak of funniest moment, indeed!
In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity ~ Albert Einstein
Home Blessing (Family Day) Schedule:
Daily Checklist :
Do throughout the day and with Papa, Mama, kiddies.
- Cull/ toss old mags, paper ~ 10 minutes
- Vacuum/Sweep all rooms (night before sleep)
- Wipe dusty furniture ~ 15 minutes
- Measuring weight and height (once per week)
Zone Cleaning (Home School)
- Spend time clean up in home-school zone
- Make weekly menus
- Clean Refrigerator
Zone Cleaning (partial Desk Day)
- Garbage Day
- Finish zone cleaning chores
- Remainder weekly cleaning
- Clean windows
Grocery & Errand Day
- Make sure menus are planned
- Double check grocery list/ Buying Time
- Online Bill Payment/ Post Office Matters
- Buy gifts / cards / home-school goods
- Empty trash put out (evening)
Work in Yard Day & Home-school Preparation
- Wash linens
- Yard work
- Clean Bathrooms
- Mops floor
- Organize home-school week
The Lords Day/ Rest
- Put out garbage
File & Papers Day
- Write letters & cards
- Clean out purse
- Budget listing /Billing record
- Pet care
- Clean laundry room
- Family Day/ Play Time @ Rest
May you have a gratifying day. Cleaning up is a bless.
p/s: You may download the PDF format of the above timetable by clicking; here!