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Hands on Fun

When we heard that kids have really short attention span, it’s really really true! There is no way I can make KD sit down with me for even 10 mins, unless I really have multiple interesting activities and much coaxing!

So, I decided to be hands on today! We started off with writing alphabet A first. (which is his most hated activity – writing and thus I had to start of with this so that I can entice him with other activities that follow!)

Next, as strongly requested by KD, we built blocks into a “really really high” tower and “really really long” train. (That’s the exact descriptions that KD is using nowadays)

Followed by art and craft! I bought this tear out book from Bras Brasah Complex (书城) that has interesting cut-out patterns that are very easy to tear out and with a glue and folding, you can make interesting objects such as farm animals, army vehicles, vehicles and etc. Of course I choose the vehicles set for KD, it costs S$7.60 and I feel it’s worth it! All we need is a pair of kids safe scissors (to trim off those sides that mommy didn’t tear properly) and glue! (In this case, we use the tape glue thus it’s not so messy)

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And so a police car is completed!

After we built the Police Car, the next activity is from this very interesting zoo sticker book that I bought from Diaso! It contains a few pages of Zoo scenes and has two pages full of stickers. I asked KD to identify which animal stickers should go to which animal enclosures found on the pages. He did very well for giraffes, panda, hippos and elephant! (we only did 4 animals today actually)

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Can you believe that I did the above with KD within half hour?

But of course, the most amazing thing today is…. he actually helped me to tidy up the table and chairs! Ain’t I a very proud Mommy!!

And of course after lunch will be exercise time and we did football today! Geez! I am one tired mommy!

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Tips: A visit to Diaso can be very rewarding! There are tons of things we can find that is useful to engage a child! I bought the $2 bowling pins, golf set, stickers books, paint brushes, art paper and many more! Do visit them for inspirations that doesn’t hurt your wallet!