C has been reading a book about the process of making apple cider and was interested to find out what it is. Since I can’t find non-alcoholic ones, we made it at home! What you will need: 10 medium sized apples (I used a mix of granny smith, fuji, red delicious and pacific rose) 1/2… Continue reading Homemade Apple Cider
Finally catching up on some post with activities from a year ago. The first letter that we worked on after the move was Letter H; H for Home.
C showed interest in word recognition so I thought it’s about time to teach her how to read. I thought of introducing sight words and consulted a few Chinese teachers on that. I came to know that there is no official list and new vocabulary is based on the 课文 in the textbook. So I… Continue reading Learning Chinese with 鼠小弟和松饼
C turning three was a mayhem. This is a period what many would call ‘threenager’. They have highly volatile emotions which are often so big and intense and strong. They are triggered by the tiniest change and event. They are full of self and it’s all about me! They start to develop their own ideas, doing… Continue reading Turning Three Years Old
Traveling with young children, though enjoyable, throws them off their routine that they are used to back at home. There might be (long) waiting time during meals and various attractions. Parents also need to survive the flight there and back: hours being confined in a space. In view of pockets of waiting time , I… Continue reading 5 Screen-Free Activities On The Go (in Japan)
Both the little humans enjoy the farm stay during the family holiday in Australia so much that we are riding on their interest for our next theme of home learning activities: farm. We usually kick start each learning unit with reading. It helps to set the context and get the kids interested without breaking away… Continue reading Books about Farm II
We (meaning the husband and C) found a caterpillar while gardening and boy, I must say this little creepie crawlie is God-sent. I decided to take a break from the alphabet to concentrate on packing and unpacking when we were preparing to move last year, and came this caterpillar (or catelela as C calls it).… Continue reading Butterfly – A Mini Unit