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Sorting Activities for Toddlers with FREE Printables

And so I wanted to introduce the concept of differentiating between sizes to Sticky Bean. This activity was first introduced to her when she was 25 months. Now at 30 months, she's able to complete this without mistakes and it proved too simple for her. Got these lovely farm animals printables for free and printed them out. I do not have a laminator at home, hence I used the cheapo but time consuming method of pasting scotch tape over the cut outs, both front and back to make them reusable for a few more times. Initially, Sticky Bean was confused and doesn't really understand what she need to do. She tend to put identical animals together. This went on for 2 or 3 sessions and I've to tell her and repeatedly show her this is big, and that is small. Big goes here, small goes there. By the 4th session, she managed to get it! *phewz finally** Perfect activity to get toddlers to do sorting and differentiate sizes. Do feel free to download these FREE printables

DIY Toddler's Activities: Shape of the Week - It's all about triangles

One of the back dating posts again. In fact this activity was done a long time ago in Oct 2015, when Sticky Bean was just 24mths. Back then she has not started school hence I try to incorporate some 'curriculum' with her at home. Of course by now, at 30 months, she's able to identify all of the basic shapes - circle, triangle, diamond, square, heart, start, crescent. Shape of the week: Triangle Objective: To introduce to her the various shapes and characteristics of triangle First I introduced a sensory bin. Got these mini triangle cardboard from a filler in our warehouse and brought it back for sensory play. I've also used this another sensory bin play here . So they were really useful. I believe in using upcycled materials, saves the earth and saves $$$. So the bin is filled with the triangle shaped cardboard fillers and whatever items I can find at home that were triangle in shape. After which she had fun sticking pieces of triangle paper on the sti

NSRCC Chalet Review (yes, yet again!)

We had so much fun the last we went for a staycation at NSRCC for a family of 6 adults and 3 children, we decided to go back again! You can read up on my first review here  when we first had our staycation as a family at NSRCC chalet in Jan 2015. I shared most of the facilities, features and pros and cons in my previous post and won't be repeating them here. Alright I'm doing a lot of back dating post now, tons to catch up. We actually went for our second staycation at NSRCC last October 2015. But we had such a pleasurable stay that I feel it's a must to do another review here. This time round we invited our aunt to join us for the staycation as well so we had a total of 7 adults and 3 kids! Sticky bean loves spending time with her cousins, imagine the amount of fun she had during this staycation. Again I must reiterate for a weekday rate of just $160 per night, this is one of the best price one can get for a chalet of this size. We love the spaciousness and relat

The Animal Resort Singapore Review

Brought sticky bean, now 2.5yrs to The Animal Resort located at Seletar Farmway over the long weekend Saturday. Seletar West sounds really far from where we reside but in actual fact, it's actually near Jln Kayu and if you're driving, you can exit from Yio Chu Kang exit via CTE. So it took us 15 mins car ride to reach the resort. The Animal Resort T81, Seletar West Farmway Seletar, North S798061 image from here It's a small resort and will take you a max of 1.5 hours to explore so don't expect to spend a day there or you'll be disappointed for sure. The Animal Resort is basically some sort of mini farm where you get to feed the animals and admission is FREE! They have a horse, some guinea pigs and rabbits, ducks, roosters, hens, fishes, peacocks and some birds, turkeys and 2 enormous birds. (apparently one of the birds was donated by the Bird park). As it was the Saturday of a long weekend, it was pretty pack when we arrived. The car park lots withi