Wee You-Things is an interactive book designed to encourage children (ages 3-7) to appreciate differences. When children as early as three years are encouraged to respect differences, they will grow to be more respectful and less bias towards others around them.
This wonderful app begins by inviting children to become part of the story by creating their “you”. That’s not all. They have to give it a name, choose clothes and add a personality to the character they have created.
“I wish I was more confident.”
“I’m a perfectionist.”
“I have doubts of my abilities.”
“I struggle with how I react to situations.”
Sounds familiar? Raising little humans is a scary thing for many mothers. There is no guidebook or handbook to teach you how to raise your child. For most of us, we are our biggest critics. But as much as you have doubts about your abilities, remember that your child has total trust in you.
So give yourself a big pat on the shoulders and believe that you ARE doing a wonderful job as a mom! :)
The lives of children today are very much different. Children today have fewer opportunities for outdoor free play and regular contact with the natural world. However, it is through discovery and natural interactions with their environment that children come to know themselves, their peers, and make sense of the world around them. Bringing children outdoor helps them to develop critical thinking skills as they learn to make inferences and draw conclusions in ways they could not learn from a book.
Before heading outdoors, get your child and yourself enthusiastic about nature with these lovely books! :)
1. Planting a Rainbow / 2. Leaf Man / 3. The Listening Walk / 4. Swirl by Swirl / 5. Butterfly is Patient
*These books are appropriate for children 4 years and above.
When your child turns 4, you naturally get anxious about his/her reading and writing skills. A good way to prepare preschoolers is to actually provide them with more activities that enhances their fine motor skills. Writing requires control of the small muscles, and fine motor activities can help to enhance muscle strength, coordination and dexterity.
These fun and engaging activities will definitely leave them wanting more! :)
*Activities are appropriate for children 4 – 6 years old
Does your child do lots of painting at home? Have you been collecting stacks of artwork, and wondering what you could do with them? Besides hanging them up on walls, here is an easy project you could do together with your child.
“Given an easel, paper and paint, and no directions, every child will paint!”
Painting is fun for children, but most importantly, it provides children with the freedom to express their creative thoughts and feelings. The more children paint, the more they learn to appreciate their uniqueness and the value of art. Painting also helps to foster and develop children’s creativity and critical thinking skills, and empowers them to think with an open mind. Because there is no right way in making art, painting provides children with the foundation to look at the world with confidence and appreciation.
So here are 6 painting activities that you could do together with your child. Have fun and don’t be afraid of the mess! ;)
These children’s books are full of sweet stories, unconditional feelings and genuine emotions about a parent’s love. Colourful and expressive, the illustrations are bound to warm the hearts of both children and adults. These books will make excellent bedtime stories, so do add them to the library! :)
1. Guess how much I love you / 2. I love you stinky face / 3. Love you forever / 4. Counting kisses / 5. Daddy cuddles
P.S “Love you forever” is my absolute favourite. It’s a simple and subtle book that truly tugs on the heart strings.