Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A good start ...

“ Give me a child for the first seven years , and you may do what you like with it afterwards ” ( Jesuit maxim).

The Jesuits were right .The influence of early learning is so important that,if you children a good start , there is much less risk of things going wrong later ; but if you don't (and things do) , it is difficult and expensive to put them right .(Ball, 1994) . No other stage of human development requires as much learning and results in as many changes as in the 1st 3 years of life.

Infants' and toddlers' early experience will influence their ability to learn ,feelings of self-worth ,sense of competence , and capacity to love and care for others.Hence ,the work of parenting , caring for and educating young children from birth to 3 years of age, during this time of rapid growth and development , is among the most important work that exist.

This is our < Award Apple Tree > and a time table created by son last year;

Monday, August 24, 2009

What is hand eye coordibation and how to improve it

What is coordination?You want your child to improve their ability to handle different objects.Learn how to help improve your child's hand-eye coordination at a young age.

When your child gets to be one or two years old, you’ll want to start giving her activities that allow her to learn how her hands manipulate objects and how different things fit together. This development of hand-eye coordination is critical in her overall physical development.

You should get several toys for your child that involve fitting things together. You can get cups or bowls from your kitchen if you have to. But by letting her play with these objects, she’ll learn how things fit together and learn some valuable tips about life.

You also should get some jigsaw puzzles. Get some simple ones (the recommended ages for puzzles are found on the outside of the boxes). Let her play with them. You may want to help her with the puzzle at first to get her started, so she knows how it works. Let her figure out how the pieces fit together and work together.

Get some blocks or tower toys. Let your child build things with blocks that encourage playing and coordination. These toys help your child learn what items can fit on top of each other and stack easily.

By the time your child reaches two or three years of age, she’ll be ready to start throwing things and wanting to catch them. This is a great way to improve hand-eye coordination. Play catch with your child and help her develop her skills. You may want to get a large kick ball to kick around as well. Your toddler can use the big ball to roll, kick and play with.

The best thing you can do when trying to improve hand-eye coordination with your child is to let your child play with the toys on her own. You may feel the urge to show your child how it works. But part of the fun with hand-eye toys is figuring out how they fit together and work.

more useful information by essortment

Sunday, August 23, 2009

DIY Jar Lid Stamps


Books I used : 这是什么形状 Shape? Click here

* Found it thanks to Laura : Here it is Bottle Cap Stamps These were so fun to make, easy and worked so well. We will be making these again for sure. There is something amazing when kids see something they helped make work so well.

1.Gather your materials. You will need some recycled jar lids, foam, double stick tape, a marker, scissors, a stamp pad and some paper.

2.Start by drawing shapes on a piece of foam. My son chose a star and a car , while my choice was a flower.

3.Cut the pictures out.

4.Layer a square of foam on the jar lid , using double stick tape to secure it.

5.Add your shapes , using double stick tape. Make sure it's as flat as possible.

6.Press it into the stamp pad.

7.Print onto your paper.

completed By,Yen Hui

Paper Earth ! ( Daughther's creation ^^ )

Recyle Puppets Plays ^^

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Letter Of The Week Bb !

Buzzzzzzy Bee by Yen Hui!

As your child shows interest in letters it's a great time to find activities that help foster that interest, and as you may expect my suggestions do not include flash cards!

1. Gather your materials. You will need some white or yellow construction paper, some black paper, a pipe cleaner, some yellow paint , scissors and glue.

2.Draw a large B on your yellow or white construction paper. Cut the outline out but do not cut the insides of the B out, unless you are doing this with an older child, it makes the B very fragile and will probably end up ripped.

3.Have your child paint the B, I am using glitter paint because it's my favorite but you can use whatever you like, or skip this step all together.

4.While your child is painting using the black paper cut out some wings
( the stripes was cutting by herself! *wink*)

5. Have your child glue the stripes on the B.

6. Glue the wings on the underside of the B.

7.Thread the pipe cleaner half way through the B, I made sure I did this at a spot where there was a black stripe to give it extra strength, bend the pipe cleaner into antennae.

8.Let dry and cut out the insides of the B. If you want you can also glue the B onto a full size piece of construction paper for added stability.

who inspired me.
www. notimeforflashcards. com

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Our schedules

My friends are keep asking me about my homeschooling schedules
so,i share out my schedules here:

The following schedules are for my nursery child:

8.00 Household chores
9.00 Morning Walks
10.00 Snack time followed by Circle time and finish with a story
10.45 Creative play or project based on the story
12.00 Lunch preparation and lunch
1.00 Rest time (napping)
3.00 Craft activity or painting
4.00 Tea break (snack time)
5.30 Outdoor or indoor play
6.30 Dinner preparation and supper
8.00 Indoor creative play
9.00 Bedtime reading/story telling

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Fishing today!

We've had a fun fishing by using fish tracing card .
The 'toys' were created by mummy.
We learned Alphabet,Mathematics and color too...
Hope you can try this at home with your kids ! ^^
These are great learning experience through "play" !

Gather your materials and enjoy it today!:

1.Gather your materials. You will need multiple colors of card stock or sturdy construction paper, a marker, scissors, eyelets and an eyelet setter ,or you can also use paper clips!

2.Draw a fish to make a template. Make sure the tail is large enough to write a letter on it. Cut it out and use this to trace all the fish.

3.Start tracing the fish on your card stock/construction paper. I normally trace one for every two fish.

4.Get comfy on your couch, and cut! Layer two or three pieces of paper to make it go faster but be careful , the paper can shift.

5.Add a letter on the tail and a smile too. If you are using paper clips add an eye too!

6.If you are using the eyelet option, add the eyelet as the eye for each fish. The eyelet should be magnetic, double check though since some are so heavily coated with paint the fishing pole may not pick them up!

For Mathematics learning: