Post by MamaFiza on June 5, 2009
Moshi-moshi cute mommies *hugs*
Warning: this post contains large images.
Wish you were in the pink of health.
Firstly, gazillion thanks for your encouragement to us *tears*.
May Allah swt bless your tender heart! Amin~
Alhamdulillah, everything gone smoothly yesterday (2 hours of interview moment & photo-shoot). Gazillion thanks to Miss Halina, journalist from Berita Harian & Miss Nisa, professional photograper.
However, due to my full homeschool schedule, I’ll probably write an update about it by next week *Insya-Allah*.
Don’t forget to join Fiesta Femina & meet me in the crowd this Sunday *yay* >_<
Today, we would like to share about “Playing with Smooth Clay”
Undoubtedly, children love molding and shaping clay into their own sculpture creations.
Do be careful as sometimes their tiny fingers tend to end up in their mouths *winks*
Nevertheless by making your own homemade non-toxic modeling play clay insures your child’s safety while they create. And yes, all these clays can be stored in tupperware or baggies in the fridge for several days.
If children can notice a change in the clay, they are learning that their actions have consequences. This encourages more experimentation.
Amazingly, the child’s brain is taking shape along with the clay. Such self-initiated activity can be the perfect match for the developmental needs of the child.
Clay stimulates the child’s curiosity. Intelligence, imagination, and creativity are engaged and cherished.
They might poke it, squeeze it, pinch it, roll it, and pound it down, and so on. These changes always mean very little to us as parents, but for a toddler & preschooler these changes in the clay are magical.
Your child will naturally fascinated, motivated, and empowered to keep experimenting.
Our compassionate teacher
Miss Chin, the clay-expert! *coaching big sis ReiHi-cHan*
Watch & learn from the best.
Me: breastfeeding lil baby HidE-cHan ^-^
Continuing our learning moment ^0^
Ho ho ho!
Lil Sis in action!
Big bro’s Kamen Rider!
Tadaa . . . LittleKittle’s Clay Time
We’ll pick-up those mask by the end of this month (baked time!)
Hope to keep in touch with you mommies!
May God bless your family. Amin~*cheerio*
Post by MamaFiza on June 2, 2009
Good afternoon luxurious mommies
Warning: this post contains large images.
Just a lil update regarding our activities last week (before playing slide-down-a-hill): Batik Painting in public.
Batik is a very unique and delicate masterpiece of work. It requires lots of patience while drawing the designs.
Batik is an ancient art and a complex one. Batik, using wax as a resist, was developed in many places around the world.
I told my kids to use lots of color coordination before a piece of nice, delicate and creative batik is produced.
The best part is they do not just learn how to make batik. They are first introduced to the instruments needed for batik-making and the basic techniques, such as how to hold the canting and identify various batik motifs.
In reality, I love to introduce them not only to batik but also to art and culture in general (Malaysian Batik Painting). And they simply heart it! *Alhamdulillah*
Seriously, it would be a pity if the art and culture of this country were not introduced to children from early age.
Get ready kiddies
Planning & drawing ^_-
Dealing with my lil clients >_<
Discussion . . .
Garfield in Batik art (in the making) ^-^
The chanting is dipped into hot wax
A chanting is a little copper bowl with a spout attached to a wood or bamboo handle. The wax to pours out of the spout and penetrates the fabric.
The artist draws with the chanting by using the law of gravity *winks* ^-^
LittleKittle’s Art Fans
Thank you for your support!
Another Fans of LittleKittle’s Art Thank you!
Lovely moment ^0^
Coaching my lil ones
Big bro KiruaMi-cHan’s in action!
Oh goldie >_<
Completed! Tadaa . . . *Wonderful bro!*
Starting . . .
Lookie here ^-^
Accomplished! Tadaa . . . *Astonishing sis!*
Dipping . . . ^-^
Oh lil cutie!
Finished! Tadaa . . . *Splendid lil sis!*
Don’t forget to try this marvelous art time with your toddler!
Gambatte ne mommies
May Allah swt always blessed your family. Amin~
Post by MamaFiza on June 1, 2009
Good morning chic mommies
How’s your weekend?
Hope you’re enjoying your precious day with your lil ones >_<
Sunday Honey Toast with Homemade Sausages ^-^
As nature lover, my adorable kids always vote for backyard games! (playing with natural elements such as sand, water and living plants ).
In no doubt, these natural playgrounds give children the opportunity to learn through cause and effect the impact they have on their immediate surroundings and the environment as a whole *Alhamdulillah*.
Dont forget, through natural learning, the outdoor classroom enhances and reinforces the lessons kids learn in every subject from math to the arts.
Learning does NOT just belong to school or formal lessons.
Children learn very quickly in the earliest years and in many ways. They do not need to be “taught” to learn, (in fact too much “teaching” too early may put them off). They are learning from everything they do.
Today, big bro KiruaMi-cHan & ReiHi-cHan loves to share their personal video on simple steps “How to Slide Down a Hill“:
Note: Please click here if you can’t view the above video.
- Step 1: Get a box that you can sit in & you may wax the bottom of the box so that you can go faster!
- Step 2: Climb up a hill. Sit in the box and push off. Have fun
- To make this even more fun, you may race with ‘em (have a competition!)
- Make sure the hill is steep. If not the ride will not be enjoyable.
Notes: Watch out for trees and family members. Believe me, you don’t want to crash ^0^ Safety first!
Some ideas for toddlers outdoors activities (you can do to encourage and help your young learners):
- walk around the garden, collect leaves & insects
- collect the letters from your letter box
- go for walks with you round the block, in a park, or on the beach – sing a song while you walk, ride or run along
- look at the cracks in the pavement
- look for different letterboxes, trees or houses, e.g: a house with a blue/red roof (counting!)
- look at, touch and smell different plants
- find stones and sort them into groups of big and small, rough and smooth, different colours
- find places to walk, run and slide. Roll down a hill.
Just a lil pics update: end of May 2009 *alhamdulillah*:
Lil HidE with Madam Chong: one of her weekly friends meet-up
Own grandma? *smiles*
(On the list: Madam Reeny & Madam Fong!)
The Apple of my Eyes >_<
Oh Sugar! ^_-
Wish ya great day mommies
May Allah swt blessed your lovely family. Amin~