Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Book of the month: The little girl who lost Her Name


Little One recently develop a like for certain books for bedtime story. This book, The little girl who lost Her Name, was her favorite bedtime story last month.

We have a white bedside chest of drawers near our bed. In one of the drawers, I would filled it up with books so that Little One would pick a book for bedtime stories. I would try to change the stories every month so that she would be exposed to a new set of books each month. Usually, I would encourage her to get a book from here unless her library books are due. (Library books are not allowed in this drawer to save the hassle of hunting down the books when they are due. I would keep them in a allocated space)

S gave Little One this book last year. I still remember the first time I read to her this book. Her eyes lighted up when the book spelled her name at the end of the story. She must have been amused to find herself to be the lead of the story.

The story starts with a little girl who woke up in morning to find her name missing from her door! It was bad because she could not recall her name. Despite that, she decided to set out for an adventure to find out her name. On the way, she meets lots of different wonderful, weird and kind characters. She then finds each letter of her name and finally able to form her name!

Little One has been asking me to read this to her as it forms her name. I guess it is this special personalised touch that she adores. This book is good for learning to spell her own name.

Thank you S for this special personalised book!

If you like to purchase this book , visit Lostmy,name.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

School holiday Week #4

Whist most of our relatives were getting out of town touring outside Singapore, we were touring in our own country most of the time and things got a little crazy. Little One had hit several milestones this week, including buying food all by herself. I hope to blog on this soon.

Home Activity 

#1 Food preparation

Little One is cutting up Tofu this week. This was her first. She would need more practices.

#2 Painting

Little One was doing veggie painting as well as painting portraits. We only have Crayola Finger paint (Bold colours) and some leftover acrylic paint. I teach her how to draw a portrait. Little One still have loads to learn! She usually like to draw smaller portraits and this is her first attempt on A3 size. We only have 1 brush size. The outline is done with marker instead.

#3 Box Doll

We got these cardboard dolls from the " A Soldier in Every Family" exhibition and were making them together. This activity strengthen her motor skills. What a lovely bonding time!

Other activities

Visited Telok Blangah Hill 

This is our first visit. We walked through the elevated Forest Walk and ended at Sembcorp Forest of Giants. We were a little disappointed all we spot is one bird (ok I spotted two), a squirrel, some butterflies and a few big ants. We were expecting more! Probably the weather was too hot for animals to roam around? We were disappointed that there is no playground here too.
Forget to mention there's fishes in this pond

Visited Punggol Park

This is our first visit too! This place is nice as a neighbourhood park. It is not very big but serene. There is a wood ball course. There is playground here and best of all, retro swings!

Visited National Musuem of Singapore

We have not been to the museum since the beginning of holidays, until we visited our ex-colleagues this week. We dropped by the National Museum of Singapore and this is what we spotted in the exhibition "Singapura: 700 years". This merry-go-round is her favorite exhibit while I immerse in the nostalgic surroundings.



Visited Armenian Church

This is the second time we entered this church. We noticed this brown structure here. I was sure this was not there the last time we visited in May 2014. Wonder what does it represent.


Visited Army Exhibition

We visited the Army Exhibition since we were in Westgate for dinner.


Watched circus performance in Westgate and Lot 1

The performance is on going at Westgate. (Left)Visit the facebook page for more information.
The one at Lot 1 is already over. (Right)


Christmas Lighting at Orchard
We also at Orchard Road to immerse in the festive atmosphere.


Making Beaded Keychain

Little One made beaded keychain at a library workshop.


Painting at HeART Studio

We won a painting class pass at HeART Studio from Simply Mommie. This is done in the class on canvas. Love the fluffy effect!


Playgrounds

Which kid does not like playground? She had been enjoying herself in these playgrounds.
Punggol Park Playground
Surin Neighbourhood Park



We are reading...

We were out most of the time this week and hence little time for reading.

Babybug Magazine



This magazine is the first magazine I have introduced to Little One. It is easy to read. Little One is able to read most of the words. She loves the stories and would flip through the magazine all by herself.


Tip for nurturing good readers


Encourage reading all by oneself. Choose easy to read books. As a rule of the thumb, choose book that contains not more than 5 new words per page.


Christmas decorations

Christmas decorations at various places!
Train at Star Vista

Presents at Jem

Eiffel Tower@Compass Point

Joy@Lot 1

Xmas decoration is spotted at Victoria Concert Hall

Even the red pillar box outside Singapore Philatelic Museum is decorated
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