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Parent child homework: Kyle’s first show and tell

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Last week, Kyle came home with this parent & child’s work folder and I am supposed to guide Kyle on what he can do and actually there is really many things he can do himself! The activities that he will be most interested to show off will probably be how to play Temple Run II on the iPad or how to dance and sing to various languages of Gungnam Style. Bleah.. :p

After many careful conversations and consideration, I took out his paint brushes and ask him to select a picture of his favorite fruit (which at this point of his life happened to be Strawberries, was banana, papaya and apples previously).

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So, I asked him to select the colours and paint the picture himself. 🙂

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On Wednesday, when i picked him up from his school, his teacher told me that he was able to speak in front of his classmates though he was really soft.

Anyway, I am a proud mama cos it’s Kyle’s first show and tell and i think it’s fantastic job he did!

Peek-a-poo

I left with the struggling KD crying at the door of his class today. It’s for his own good. Three hours later, I returned to pick him up and was peeping in to see what he’s doing.

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The happy boy was very happy that the class is ending and teachers are asking them to put on their shoes.

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He spotted me and shouted so loud that everyone outside can hear YIPPEE!! MY MOMMY IS HERE! YIPPEE!

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He is so going to run out immediately and when teacher stopped him, he burst ouy crying again that he wants his mommy!

Lol! The school and other parents thought that I took care of KD since he’s young thus he is so attached to me. They were stunned when i said no, he was in infantcare and childcare since young. I think the strong attachment could be due to:

1) I am pregnant now and he’s insecure
2) I breastfeed him for 18 months
3) I did a really good job as a sahm for the past 2 months that he thoroughly enjoyed being with me
4) My efforts to bond with him since he is born paid off

Anyway, I gave him a present today. Something I bought long ago and wrapped up again. It’s to “reward” him for surviving this week. 🙂

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Wah! He said its a present from santa claus due to the wrapping paper. He was so excited

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Open opening opened quick!

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LOLx! Its more playdoh colours!

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Squeezing the playdoh to make..

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Noodles for Cookie Monster!

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So much fun!

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We made more food for Cookie Monster today!

Patience is what a child & parent need

School for KD has been as usual but he has improved today, 15 minutes before the dismissal then he started crying so loud that everyone outside can hear.  Moments later, the principal opened the door and allowed him out. So far he has been having the special privilege of being the first to go home.. the moment he is outside the classroom, he is all smiley already though there were leftover tears on his face. -_-” Principal said that he cried on off after I left.  :p

For the past few days KD had been refusing his lunch.  It always end up with him crying and me in anger. I told myself that I can’t be beating or screaming back at him every day. So today, I tried a new approach instead of bargaining with him to finish his food then I give him whatever he wants. I brought him home immediately after class and started on activities prior to lunch! Activities that he will love and enjoy!

We did so much today! Playdoh, finger printing, painting,  and a brand new activity!

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Playing with Cookie Monster Playdoh

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We knead, we roll and we mould! Feed them to Cookie Monster!

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cut out shapes that we made

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He loves painting very much!

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And i really love watching him paint… so charming! LOLx

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So focus and concentrating on painting

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Ok, we actually did finger printing together first but it was too messy to take the pictures…

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His finished artwork! LOLx

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I kanna summoned yesterday! So i was inspired to recycle the coupon paper waste for “revenge”! Sigh my $$$~~~

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Asking him to tear out for me.. it’s not easy ok.. this is very good for finger exercises

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Tore by KD

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“Trimmed” by me

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Tadah! With the help of glue stick, we made this! It’s fun but not easy for both the small and big hands! really finger play!

And guess what? When we had lunch one hour later,  he finished his own bowl of rice plus a chocolate bread! All on his own, without needing me to nag or battle with him at all! ❤ <3!

First day of school for Kyle

Hee, due to our staycation, Kyle skipped the 1st two days of school and it’s his unofficial first day of school today! He is in nursery now!

I think when a child starts his school,  it’s the mother that is more excited and nervous.

I had enrolled him into the little wings by PAP. I love the principal whom I have spoken many times with. She is really patient and experienced. The teachers are very helpful and loving too. Kyle is in good hands. Too bad it won’t be for long cos once we get the keys to our new house, we will be moving very far away. 😦 Unlike a child care environment where the teachers keep chasing the parent out and discourage the parents from seating in, Kyle’s new school actually prefers me to be there with him and kept telling me it’s okay, more importantly let the child feels secure and familiar first.  I also told them that he is not toilet trained yet but they are okay amd told me not to rush,  they will assist me. You can imagine how in love I am with this very supportive school after getting so much nonsenses from Kyle’s childcare centre.

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Doodling

I think it’s right not to force the kid until he is ready.  I was always pressurised by KD’s childcare teachers,  grandparents,  peers about making kd recognise alphabets and writing. :S

A check with the Singapore Mommy Bloggers Group and I was reassured. It’s perfectly ok and normal!  Let’s give the 3 year old a break!

So I stopped forcing him to hold a pencil or pen to write together. Instead I always ask him what he would like to do and most of the time he chooses painting. 

Today, he wanted to do playdoh and doodling! I am surprised on the doodling part because he usually dislike holding the markers!  Its free hand and style for him to draw whatever he wants. 🙂 we drew faces actually.  He said he drew eyes,  nose and a mouth so I also drew my version.  Think this is fun. Shall try more of this in future.

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See! Such good life! He ended up watching a movie on ipad,  a drink by his side,  a yummy finger in his mouth! ! I noticed he started putting his fingers into his mouth for about 3 months now.. geez I been try many ways to stop him and hope he will outgrow it soon.

Science Centre Observatory Starry Friday Nights Parties

The very first time i was exposed to stars was when i was in Secondary school and for the school’s anniversary event, we had to choose certain projects that we would like to do and attend some workshops on it. i took astronomy but i do not know what to expect. i also wondered why we had to go to science centre on a weekday late evening.. but i was in awed and totally blown off after i watched the video presentation and brought up to the observatory! it’s the coolest thing i ever seen! the dome like structure opened up like in transformers movies and the ultra gigantic telescope! i never forget the images i seen from looking through the scope..

So, that’s then. Now, Science Centre Singapore still holds a free session for the Stars Observation on every Friday night from 730pm to 10pm. In this December, they actually jingles up the stargazing a little with fun-filled activities.

We went there last Friday on 21 December 2012. KD was very excited when we were there, he took the explanation paper on which stars we can expect to see and tried explaining to us… While we were queuing in the observatory itself, he was inpatient and wanted to be his turn asap.. but when it’s our turn to finally look through the telescope, he refuses because he was afraid. Blame us for introducing him to too much Transformers cartoons.. he thinks the telescope will turn into something if he gets too near.. -_-“”

i will strongly recommend this to parents to expose their young children to astronomy. 🙂 Probably 5 or 6 years old will be a good age, but it’s no harm starting early to see if your child is interested ya? Anyway, it’s free for public and entry. 🙂 If you been there, let me know what you think.. i personally love it.. i am always on the impulsion to buy my own telescope whenever i am there but luckily i hadn’t buy yet. ;p

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Details for the Starry Night Parties in December

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Like them at above pages for more info. 🙂

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This video presentation is payable though. It explains how stars were formed and happened.

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The sheet that explains what stars and planets we can see this month

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He is so excited while queuing to watch the telescope

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The Queue

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This is actually Pleiades, a clusters of young and white stars taken through my handphone!

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Daddy trying out an activity with KD

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