For Letter B, I decided to stick to a book and work on it until C gets stick of the book over 3 weeks, so I picked We Are Going On A Bear Hunt from the Before Five In A Row (BFIAR) booklist. Why Before Five In A Row (BFIAR)? A friend recommended BFIAR. It is… Continue reading BFIAR: We Are Going On A Bear Hunt
Letter W is a rather short and straightforward learning unit. As I just returned back to work after my maternity leave, we kept the activities simple and read a lot (as usual). #1 Room On the Broom by Julia Donaldson We kickstarted the unit by watching the film adaptation of a book about the… Continue reading Letter W
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)