Saturday, February 22, 2014

Peek a Boo, I Love You!

Every baby loves a game of Peek-a-Boo and my daughter is no exception.
Summer a year ago, we had this theme in one of her classes.

Summarizing the activities, here are some suggested activities for your growing baby:

1. SING & READ a book, Play Peek-a-Boo with family members, in blankets, behind doors, there are endless way to surprise a baby.

2. WALK YOUR FINGERS Up and Down with nursery rhymes such as Eensy Weensy Spider, Jack & Jill

3. PLAY THE DRUM with foreign songs and put a beat on it, try fast and slow, loud and soft

4. BOUNCE IN A GYM BALL , it's a good exercise and helps the babies' brain wire and hear the rhythm

5. SHOW HER REFLECTION  they love it, she'll also learn to focus, track her movement and explore facial reactions which is critical to her emotional and social development
unbreakable mirror can be bought at baby shops

6. LET HER CRAWL IN A TUNNEL and play a fun classical music, let her navigate and reach her goal

7. WADDLE IN THE WATER, add fun by adding rubber duckies and count them all!

Have fun, every stage of your growing baby is unique, create the best memories with it! :)

Friday, February 14, 2014

Hearts in Love

Hearts Day ideas for young and old

Pick up a love story classic or a story about hearts.
learning about the letter V,- veiil valentines, vest
shape- heart and color- red

This is a nice time to be creative.
Express your artistic talents.

Make origamis or cut-outs.

In these flowers you literally see where your money goes

A way to a man or woman's heart is through his and her stomach!

Let's see if we can make one today

A romantic or fun song will make someone smile

Friday, February 7, 2014

We're Going on A Bear Hunt!

This book has been one of my daughter's favorite even before being part of the Before Five in a Row  (a homeschooling guide) series.

Make Believe
We made our own  hunting right behind our yard. We acted the expressions together being excited, happy and scared.

We played.
Splashed water around with shoes held on her hand,
pretending to cross a river

Made mud by mixing soil and water
She didn't like to step on it barefoot, instead she wanted to sweep it clean :)

Pretend forest with our potted plants put together
walking through the forest
she decided to water the plants instead

At the end of every reading we run to the bed with little teddy hiding in a cave-like blanket.

Family & Foreign Language

We identified family members, though she probably didn't grasp the concept of siblings because she didn't have one. Instead of just brothers and sisters, we used characters in chinese, which has a more specific names for each member of the family.

Enjoyed reading such simple words, which she now fills in the words when we are reading. 

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Welcome, Year of the Horse!

Chinese New Year Activities:

Photo taken by my husband at Manila Ocean Park

  1. We did our own animal dancing - We were singing the book Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See?  in an upbeat tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star as we do the animal moves - quacking bleeting, barking and neighing all around.


  1. Since it is the Year of the horse, we took blue horse as our art activity, my daughter drew doodles with me. J

Eric Carle's Blue Horse, Our version with crayon & pencil
3. Received Coins, Angpao (red envelope) & Chinese Paper Art to do
Choco Coins &Paper Art from Taiwan

4. Identified fruits that hang around the house

5. Enjoyed playing with doll and matching Cheongsam