Plant Your Own Garden Cress

As it's Spring, I looked online to find toddler-friendly gardening activities to do with Theo. Except, we don't have a garden. Our balcony is a tiny one occupied by the clothes rack that is constantly packed with the kids' clothes. Hence I started listing a few prerequisites of the plant we would grow together: 1. …

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The Solar System: Playdough Style

I can't quite remember how it happened but last weekend Daniel showed Theo a video of our solar system and since then, the boy's been fascinated by the planets. As it's Earth Day today, I thought it would be interesting to do a Solar System related activity with Theo. But most ideas on Pinterest seem …

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Bärenhunger Board Game

At some point while growing up, many of us played board games with our family and friends. I remember enjoying games such as Snakes and Ladders, Monopoly and Uno. While researching for ideas for Theo's upcoming 3rd birthday, we thought we would introduce him to board games. But he's only going to be 3! Will …

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Thread Beads to Build Concentration

The one thing we were told by Theo's teacher is to work on his concentration. To be honest, I was caught by surprise because he's well capable of sitting with me ploughing through books. He definitely has no problem playing with his train tracks for  what seems like forever to me. But apparently, he's easily …

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Let Children Take Risks

If I was left alone at the playground with Theo, I would definitely be what you'd call a "helicopter mum" who will be within 3 feet radius of him. Way before we had kids, my husband already knew I had fear of heights. I could look at a really safe and fun playgrounds and still …

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Brachiosaurus Learns Phonics

Here we are again making learning fun. Well, I shouldn't say "we" because I'm not exactly the fun and innovative parent. It was Daniel who came up with this brilliant activity. It's fun, engaging and Theo enjoyed it since we were tapping on his interests.  Brachiosaurus is hungry and needs a snack. Which letter will …

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Melissa and Doug Water Wow Reveal Pads 

I am a huge fan of Melissa and Doug products. Not only are they affordable, they are of good quality and educational.  Theo loves anything vehicles related - be it toys, books, clothes, cartoons or activities. And I try my best to feed his interest as long as the activity in question benefits him.  Theo …

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No Mess Splatter Painting

While looking for painting ideas for toddlers, I came across multiple no mess splatter painting which I thought was interesting so I gave it a try. Apart from it being a craft activity, it could also be used as a shaker while toddlers dance along to their favourite tunes. It could perhaps also be a …

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No Mess Autumn Colours Canvas Painting

We have been doing lots of messy painting over the summer holiday, hence for a change, I thought we will do a non-messy one.  Sticking to the current Autumn colours theme, I used a cheap canvas which I got from Lidl a couple of weeks ago. After putting paint on it, I wrapped the canvas …

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Autumn Colours Painting Activity

With temperatures hitting almost 30 degrees Celsius everyday and clear blue skies, it feels like summer is here to stay. However I'm sure we'll soon be hit by cold winds and wet weather as soon as we've acclimatised ourselves to the heat.  I like the colours of trees in Autumn, orange, red and brown. It …

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Road Safety Activity for Toddlers

Everyone says once babies or toddlers start walking, they'll be everywhere and they'll be a handful. For us, it meant a lot when Theo took his first steps. Having clubfoot doesn't prevent kids from walking but still, it was a major milestone that he achieved in his own time - at about 19 months old.  …

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Messy Painting with Cars

Don't be put off by the "mess". Painting with cars turned out to be a rather peaceful time spent with Theo. I just got all the materials AND bath ready (when he was about done) in advance and it was pretty fuss-free.  It was basically free play. I let him express himself however he wanted …

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Build a truck – Shapes Activity

In the recent weeks, Theo has taken interest to learning about shapes. Prior to him taking interest in learning, it was futile for us to "educate" or "drill" concepts into him. So we thought "oh well, he'll want to learn when he's ready whenever that may be". You can imagine how thrilled we were when …

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Dinosaur Biscuits (Cookies)

Using BBC Good Food Basic Biscuit Recipe, we made some dinosaur footprint biscuits this afternoon.  I didn't expect how difficult it was to get a 2 year old to NOT over stomp dinosaurs on the dough. But it didn't matter, after all the forceful stomping around, I just went back to the kitchen to modify …

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