Post by MamaFiza on April 28, 2009
Good afternoon gorgeous mommies
Wish you were in good day *hugs*
Firstly, gazillion thanks mommies for your sweet support, may God bless your kind heart >_<
Just a lil bit of update regarding to our fun homeschool activities *alhamdulillah*:
- Big bro KiruaMi-cHan’s loves his weekly martial art class: Muay Thai Kick-Boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Trained by The King a.k.a PaPa since last 2 years he just can’t wait to learn more! *alhamdulillah*
- Big sis ReiHi-cHan’s enjoying her Pre-Primary Ballet routine. She just can’t stop dancing even in spare time
- Lil sis YunaFi-cHan’s cherish her piano lesson with me. Lovely tiny lil fingers >_<
- Lil baby HidE-cHan’s appreciate her reading moment & exploring nature with me. Endless chit-chatter with her ^0^
Hard work always pays, bro! Great job ^-^
Doing his own revision *alhamdulillah*
Cute pose from my lil ballerina, wonderful job sis!
Cheeky lil pianist, lovely job gal
My lil explorer *chuckles*
FYI, children at age 3 to 6 are very dominant in their right brain.
They are creative, imaginative, asking lots of surprising questions.
Parents have to be often observed this behavior and find the correct ways to teach them how to make use of this talent!
Some tips to teach your lil angel:
To be able to teach a toddlers class, you will need to understand something about child development, and structure the classes in such a way as to compliment and reinforce this.
Child development has four main aspects, and these are as follows (collectively, these are known as “PIES” (easy way of remembering them!):
Teaching toddlers can be an extremely rewarding undertaking as you can often see the results of your efforts almost immediately *Insya-Allah*. It is well worth the extra efforts involved
Recommended teaching methods for toddler & preschoolers:
Children of this age have:
- A great deal of energy
- A very short attention span
- An ability to learn quickly
- A love of games and play
- Varying levels of coordination
This means that your lessons will need to be the following:
- Safe! (safety first).
- Short (30/45 mins max).
- Kinaesthetic (emphasis placed upon “doing”).
- Interesting, challenging and informative.
- Have plenty of variety.
- Contain lots of the “fun” element.
Practice make perfect Practice is the last secret.
Keep on trying mommies Homeschooling is the BEST!
May Allah swt always bless & help you. Amin~
Gambatte ne! *cuddles*
Post by MamaFiza on April 26, 2009
Wish you were in the pink of health dear mommies
For this week updates, we would like to contribute on Extreme Sport; Parkour Sensation for Toddlers & Preschoolers.
When I found out about parkour from my beloved hubby, I was like, ‘Wait, it’s a sport?‘ ” ^0^
- It’s like urban gymnastics!
- It’s like acrobatic style freerunning ~
- At its purest, its nothing like any of those things at all *oh so clueless rite?*
Understand that this art has been created by few soldiers in Vietnam to escape or reach: and this is the spirit I’d like parkour to keep. You have to make the difference between what is useful and what is not in emergency situations. Then you’ll know what is parkour and what is not. So if you do acrobatics things on the street with no other goal than showing off, please don’t say it’s parkour. Acrobatics existed long time ago before parkour~David Belle (Founder of Parkour)
Warming up >_<
What is Parkour?
- Parkour, which originated in France, is a way of getting around objects in the quickest way possible, often by climbing, jumping or vaulting over them instead of just walking around them.
- Parkour is also sometimes called free running, which is thought of as a more aesthetic version of the techniques.
- Two French teenagers, David Belle and Sébastien Foucan, developed parkour in Lisses, a Paris suburb. They drew on their experience in gymnastics and martial arts, as well as the obstacle-course training that Belle’s father underwent as a soldier in Vietnam. The name is derived from the French phrase, parcours du combattant, roughly translated as “military obstacle course.”
- Practitioners of parkour are known as “traceurs“.
- Although their movement looked natural and unscripted, parkour has its own lexicon of maneuvers.
- Like the martial arts that helped inspire it, parkour is a mental discipline as well as a physical one.
- Parkour is getting more and more attention thanks to media appearances and stunts in films like the latest James Bond flick, Casino Royale. Brands like Nike, Toyota and Adidas began using parkour in ad campaigns. Soon enthusiasts all over the world were using Internet message boards to swap tips, share pictures and arrange practice sessions, known as jams.
My angels ^-^
Chubby lil baby HidE-cHan
If you think that parkour sounds like something that young kids are fanatic about, you’d be totally right.
The King a.k.a PaPa, personally had been teaching our kids “parkour” since last year and they really love it *alhamdulillah*
These are some of my kids weekly workout routine as beginner in this utmost games (more to learn, Insya-Allah):
- Safety first, look before you leap, how to know your limits and know the risks.
- How to control your body movements, and making them more efficient.
- Learning basic skills:
- Jumping and landings
- Soft and silent landings
“There are no limits, only obstacles, and every obstacle can be overcome” ~ Parkour
Below are some of our kiddies pictures to show their moves
Almost touch the sky >_<
Great job bro!
Smooth landing sis ^_- Good job!
Go on sis!
Cute jump with lil bear, lil sis? ^-^
Ahh, just can’t resist this -_^
Jumping together *marvelous!*
Watching tips from big bro
Athletic boy ^-^
Practice in balancing ^-^
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 April 26, 2009
“Haters are confused admirers who can’t understand why everybody else likes you” ~ Sir Paulo Coelho
My melody for Dear Haters:
Check It Out [by Miss Nicki Minaj]
Stepped up in the party like my name was “that b***h”.
All these haters mad because I’m so established.
They know I’m a beast, yeah I’m a f**king savage
Haters you can kill yourself.
In my space shuttle and I’m not coming down
I’m a stereo and she’s just so monotone
Sometimes it’s just me and all my bottles all alone
I ain’t coming back this timeWho’s Laughing Now [by Miss Jessie J]
She broke out of the box
Swallowed your pride
You got that ego cough
Let the haters hate
You’re like way too late
Click click to see I got a message from you
“Hola, I’m proud of you”
“Oh my God babe your voice is like wow! “
My reply: Who’s laughing now?
Oh, so you think you know me now
Have you forgotten how
You would make me feel
When you drag my spirit down?
But thank you for the pain
It made me raise my game
And I’m still rising, I’m still rising
So make your jokes
Go for broke
Blow your smoke
You’re not alone
But who’s laughing now
But who’s laughing nowSo raise the bar
Hit me hard
Play your cards
Be a star
But who’s laughing now
But who’s laughing nowWho’s laughing, laughing now?
Note: Parental Advisory, please do respect all lyrics as work of art.
May God bless upon you mommies, do carefullest on Internet blog hater, they just couldn’t get enough of you.
Gosh, isn’t the last thing on earth you probably want to Google for?
To Whom It May Concern : You just using your email as cover up, I have your complete information, GET A LIFE! Thus, these print-screen are specially for you
Again, DON’T MESS WITH MY FAMILY!
This wonderful video is dedicated to all the haters out there:
BTW, your mean acts don’t affect me because I have tons of support plus love from my lovely family and blogging pals *Alhamdulillah*
Note: Please click here if you can’t view the above video.
Credit to The King for detective’s work ^0^
p/s: Next time haters, please at least learn to use proxy, alright? Daa -_-
Date: Jan 23, 2008
Greetings and lots of love to you
Gazillion of thanks and hugs for all your devoted encouragement on our home-school blog.
I didn’t expected to get any respond on our tiny site, thus your love makes us grow
We had received many personal emails worldwide about parenthood since year 2006 *thank you so much*
However, my email’s mailbox & comment box *oh, now even tha shoutbox! ahaha ridiculous!* also had been loaded up with “blog haters“.
Notice: This is my family private blog; a loving journey of home-school, contribute to my beloved husband and lovely kiddies.
I am not the one whom; qualified/certificated Paediatrician or such.
All the writings is 100% based on my personal know-how derived from my experienced & reading through the wonder of Internet and books.
I am no one to accept your generous words. Only God deserved it all.
Nevertheless, thank you so much for your support. May Allah swt bless your kindness family. Amin~
Some of FAQ that I loved to share:
- “Loved your site, but you misspelled x and it turned me off or too bad about all the typos”
Well… if this means that you are volunteering to edit my future written work GREAT!
Honestly though, I get really tired of people pointing out to the dyslexic gal that she spelled whatever.
If I were blind you, wouldn’t tell me my taste in clothes sucked and that my clothes didn’t match.
- “Loved your site, – you misspelled x. Plus with grammatical error”
Thanks – for skipping the guilt trip please feel free to send me any misspelling or grammar issue you see.
As you see, you won’t be here to read about us if you want read / learn; on the subject of “Guide to Grammar & Writing” *I wonder; why are you at our site at the first place?*
Oh, maybe you didn’t know what is the meaning of personal blog a.k.a private journal (Did you need a teacher to grade your diary? LoL)
- “Did you received any award?”
Alhamdulillah, we had obtained lots of International & Asia-Pacific Award since year 2002 and still counting (Insya-Allah) *plus my writing had been published in USA *yep, a book with ISBN*
I don’t think I should revealed ‘em all here or attach my resume to you? *ahaha damn funny*
Phenomenon of Internet Persona non Grata? *yay*
Who ever you are, may Allah swt blessed you and embrace you with His Almighty
On my personal side, I am no one to be proud of.
p/s: Now I puzzled over, why on earth; I never gain any criticisms from abroad readers *wink*
(even thought my hubby already traced your I.P *cheerio*)
Post by MamaFiza on April 25, 2009
Hola dearest dedicated mommies
What did you do this weekend with your toddler?
If you don’t have any particular purpose, you could just make lacing card craft with your lil angel >_<
Cheerful boy with his favorite dinosaurs
Lacing projects are a great craft for toddlers to complete anytime.
Lacing teaches hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, basic sewing skills, practice tying knots and bows (shoelaces!).
Print out, laminate fun lacing cards for your toddler. Punch holes around the edge with a single hole punch, then pass out shoe strings/ribbons or yarn and let the fun begin.
Some of our kiddies lacing cards collection
Things You’ll Need:
- wool or ribbon
- single hole punch
- card stock, poster board or construction paper
- We prefer the thicker card stock for lacing projects
- You may allow the children to cut out their card stock shapes with safety scissor (available in the market).
- You also may ask the children to help make holes around their shape (about an inch or two apart).
- Provide the children with a length of wool or ribbon. You can wrap some scotch tape around the end of the wool to make it more like a shoe lace. Have the child thread the wool through the holes.
- Practice tying knots and/or bows to tie off in the center.
Optional: Let the children use glitter, paint or stickers to further decorate their completed project.
Have fun mommies.
Just remember: safety first!
May all the best to you. Amin~
Post by MamaFiza on April 24, 2009
Good day lovely mommies
Wish you were in sweet Friday *hugs*
Proud to announce that we’ll held mini gathering and moms-get-together group (strictly for moms and future moms): Moms”Haaku” by next May 2009
Place: Secret Recipe, Shah Alam (GIANT Hypermarket)
A13, Giant Hypermarket, Persiaran Sukan, Seksyen 13, Shah Alam, Selangor.
*please kindly email me if you like to open this club at your place, I’ll try my best to come. Min: 20 person. (anyone vote for The Mines, Seri Kembangan? ^-^*
Date: 16th May 2009
Time: 2.00 pm to 4.00pm
Module: Moms “Haaku” Club & Networking with Miss MamaFiza a.k.a me (will be held in B.Malaysia + English)
For Moms “Haaku” , we require a minimum of 10 persons booked in, or else it will be cancelled and postponed.
- Ice-breaker, networking, sharing tips on “Moms Schedule”
- Moms Beauty Tips Moment.
- Print-out materials.
- Planning session for next meet-up: “CPR & First Aid Course with LittleKittle.com” (included Certified Certificate).
- Refreshments & lunch (not included, kindly direct order your drinks and meals on the event date at the stated place)
Participant will be getting:
1) Participants will get a free sample jar each, as well as a special discount coupon code to use on first purchase sponsored by LovingMinerals.com website.
2) Gift packs.
Cost: RM 50 (per person)
Only 25 24 seats available for this event *alhamdulillah* . Yes, limited to 25 persons
Dateline booking & payment: 24th April 2009 till 30th April 2009.
Click HERE to join the bunch!
Take great care momma!
May Allah swt always bless your family. Amin~ *hugs*
Post by MamaFiza on April 23, 2009
Coming very soon . . .
Note: Please click here if you can’t view the above video.
More to come ^0^
p/s: dear lovely mommies, hope you’ll like our new layout for year 2009 >_< *hugs*
Post by MamaFiza on April 22, 2009
Ohaiyo gozaimasu adorable mommies
Wish you were in marvelous Wednesday *hugs*
Proud to announce that we’ll held mini talk: Easy-Peasy Book Guide for Moms by next May 2009
Anyone who says that they care about children and education and isn’t reading aloud is lying or about to make the discovery of a lifetime ~ Esmé Raji Codell (Readiologist)
Great Reasons Why You Should Join:
- You may enhance your creativity on first step to homeschool your child.
- Guide how to make time for regular read-aloud.
- How to create special reading places with less budget.
- How to appreciate and give books as gifts.
- How to start and create family library traditions.
- How to read and start work at home business while homeschooling.
Research compiled by Jim Trelease establishes that sharing books:
- Conditions the child to associate reading with pleasure, as association that is necessary in order to maintain reading as a lifelong activity.
- Contributes to background knowledge for all other subject areas, including science, history, geography, math, and social studies.
- Provides the child with a reading role model.
- Creates empathy toward other people, because literature values humanity and celebrates human spirit and potential, offering insight into different lifestyles while recognizing universality.
- Increases a child’s vocabulary and grammar, and has the potential to improve writing skills.
- Improves future probability of employment and higher quality of life.
- Increases life span by virtue of correlated education, employment, and higher quality of life.
- Lowers probability of imprisonment.
- Improves problem-solving and critical-thinking skills that are fundamental and transferable to all other areas of learning.
- Offers information.
- Offers laughter and entertainment and an alternative to television.
- Improves attention span.
- Stimulates the imagination.
- Nurtures emotional development and improves self-esteem.
Author Jim Trelease’s book, ‘The Read-Aloud Handbook’
Place: Kinokuniya Coffee Club Express, Kinokuniya, KLCC.
Date: 27th June 2009
Time: 2.00 pm to 3.30pm
Module: Easy-Peasy Book Guide for Moms (90 minutes) by Miss MamaFiza a.k.a me (will be held in B.Malaysia + English)
- Ways to Cultivate a Lifetime Reading Habit for YOU, Your Baby, Toddler and Kids
- Guideline and Reading Recommendation List
- Q & A Session
Participant will be getting:
1) Print-Out material for the talk + Gift pack
2) Seminar participants will get a free sample jar each, as well as a special discount card to use on first purchase sponsored by LovingMinerals.com website.
Cost: RM 79
- Refreshments (not included, kindly direct order your drinks and meals on the event date at Kinokuniya Coffee Club Express)
Only 10 7 seats available for this event *alhamdulillah* . Yes, limited to 10 persons
For Easy-Peasy Book Guide for Moms event , we require a minimum of 10 persons booked in, or else it will be cancelled and postponed.
For mommies whom have already participate in previous seminar (e.g: Homeschool “Chatter” Moment, Homeschool Module @SaraKids/SusuIbu), you may get RM 7 voucher to join this event.
Kindly choose (Package II) at “Option” menu before “Add to Basket“. Thank you >_<
Click HERE to join the crowd!
It’s on for next month, I’ll be there so why don’t you?
May Allah swt always bless your family. Amin~ *cuddles*
Post by MamaFiza on April 21, 2009
Dear loyal mommies,
Wish you were in sweet moment *hugs*
Please keep in mind: education doesn’t have to be expensive to be good.
If you need to keep down the cost of homeschooling, there are a lot of free online: books, worksheets and games.
All you need to do is to be creative. Trust me, limited funds will enhance your creativity
If you plan to homeschool more than one child, you have to save on the cost. A lil ingenuity can go a long way when it comes to homeschooling on a budget.
Big bro KiruaMi-cHan with tiny baby Hide-cHan
Daily Tips: Set a budget for the year and stick to it.
If there is anything left over, plan a trip, buy that “most wanted item” or add just enough to create a new budget for the same amount. Strive to use less each year or to get more for your money!
Things You’ll Need:
- Lots of paper
- Lots of writing/scribbling utensils
- A whole lot of lessons
- A Lot of patience
- Love, appreciation and understanding
- A specific room (study area)
What You Should Do?
- Step 1: Research!
Read all the materials you can find on homeschooling that go along with your method of teaching.
Parents have many options on how to approach teaching their children at home.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money for books to read.
You can gather a lot of information online or buy used books and materials at garage sales and by joining a homeschooling group who sell used materials and books.
From online math tutorials to educational games for every level, the internet is the biggest free source of educational materials. Examples:
Starfall.com (a fun resource for teaching reading to young children)
Big sis ReiHi-cHan
- Step 2: Collect!
Gather all the materials needed to start you out on your homeschooling journey.
If you are teaching using a certain method of your own, decide what you need to start your children learning and make sure you have enough materials to keep them learning for months to come.
- Step 3: Space!
Make sure you have a room that you can set up with everything needed for your child to be comfortable while he is learning.
- Step 4: Lesson!
Sit down and make up a lesson plan so that you have some organization in your teaching.
Have a grade book and keep up with what your child does so you can evaluate what they have learned.
All of these materials can be bought at a discount online or at nearest bookstores.
It may take some time to gather all that you need, so make sure you start early.
- Step 5: Check out your library.
Librarians are some of the most helpful people and even when they don’t know the answer, they know how to find out. With database searches that libraries have available, you have access to virtually every public library in the country.
- Step 6: Stop at garage sales.
You never know what treasures you might find. Sometimes the seller at a garage sale will advertise that homeschooling curriculum will be sold. Just be sure to get there early.
- Step 7: Shop the used curriculum swaps and sales.
- Step 8: Explore!
Go on field trips and use community resources.
Besides providing educational opportunities galore, you never know when these connections might lead to volunteer opportunities, jobs, or even apprenticeships for your children who are interested in a particular area of study.
- Step 9: Team up with other homeschooling families.
Not only can you share resources, but you can also share areas of expertise.
One parent can lead a group of children in diagramming a sentence, and another parent can help the kids dissect a frog.
- Step 10: Check for discounts.
Many craft stores, office supply stores, bookstores and others will give an educator’s discount.
They will almost always include homeschoolers in this.
- Step 11: Use nature to teach early science.
It is all around us. Use made up charts and diagrams to teach math and spelling.
All subjects can be taught usually by making up your own charts or posters.
Put them all over the homeschoolroom and make them available to your children throughout the day.
You can also make personal charts that they keep on their desk or that are a part of their desk.
- Step 12: Turn on the TV (with Astro Learning Package).
Play House Disney Channel (PHDC) has great resources for toddler & kids. Choose the programs that will complement whatever you’re studying, with teaching aids to go along with it.
Lil Sis YunaFi-cHan
- Spend only what you have to. Don’t go overboard when you first start.
- Try to get only the materials you need and try not to acquire a lot of junk.
- Approach homeschooling with a lot of patience and understanding. Please reward your child with hugs and kisses
- Try not to overload your child with too much work (it’s a burden!).
- Always give your child as much time as needed to finish their work.
- Never expect the same results from each child.
- Keep in mind that if you are teaching several children, there will be several levels of learning.
- Never push your child too hard. Try to give them the confidence they need to acquire the knowledge they need to have for their age group.
- Learn patience by getting involved as much as needed, but letting them do some of their work on their own.
- Never do their work for them, but always be available and supportive if they need you.
- If you realize you cannot homeschool or feel that you cannot handle it, make sure you have other options readily available.
- Never give up until you have exhausted all your abilities to teach your children. Try different methods before giving up, but don’t feel like a failure if you just cannot do it.
Keep on trying *gambatte ne*
May Allah swt blessed your journey with your family. Amin~