Archive for the ‘Activities (art-ime)’ Category

Boost Brain Power

May 26, 2009
Remember the home made play dough i made and played with my boy few months ago?
Home made play dough is always the best and save to play with,
even if my boy accidentally “ter-makan” the dough…
but is always take time to made for him to play…
Every time my boy wanna to play,
he want it fast or else he will disturb me while
i made the dough 😦 so …..This round i get him the play dough ..

I spotted this play dough sets which only cost RM2.23 !! Can you believe that??
Including 4 cutters, 2 colours and 1 roller in one sets.
I able to grap 4 sets with different animals sets .
Since he love animals so much, this surely will make him happy to play with.
There’s : Dinosaur sets, jungle sets & sea animals sets. Each come with 4 different shapes.
Choices of colour are very limited. ( Only RED, GREEN & BLUE)
But is fine and good enough for my boy .
I even get extra sea animals sets , So Jeremy can have the extra dough.
& Mummy can have the extra cutters for baking cookies . hihihi
You might ask me izit save for kids ??

I think is save , as long he didn’t put it in his mouth and wash his hand and nail clean.
This play sets is purposely created for kids !! Should be save.


Another thing i spotted was this Puzzle set at The Curve .
I was in the shop for quite long, walking here and there ….
thinking wanna to buy this Puzzles set or not.
Cos is quite costly for me . Around RM55 ++ .
Jeremy still duno how to take care of his toys yet . Still a little destroyer !!

But …. i love this boy too much and want him to play & have fun.
So mummy get this puzzles after many time thinking … hahhaha.
Phewwww……
Glad that he love it and enjoy playing the puzzles .
He learn up quite fast on sorting out the puzzles but of cos still need my guide.
I even more happy to see my boy able to tidy and pick up all
the puzzle into the play box after playing !!

This is some good behavior that very encouraging …
So no worry of missing any puzzle & mummy can buy more nice toys and play sets !!

Puzzle stimulate their minds and encourage logical thinking in kids.
In this day and age, a good puzzle is worth a million video games!
&
” Recent research also shows that using your fingers and hands actually
stimulates your brain and increases the number of
neural connections it makes.
So when your child digs into play dough,
he’s not only building little figures and shapes,
he’s building his brain!

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There’s no place like HOME.

May 13, 2009
Sometime kid get bored when u have nothing to occupied them especially at HOME.
JUST like my boy .
He started to get into things that he not purpose to do .
He started to dig the things out from the drawer, go to the kitchen …. Sure u know !!
Before i started to scold or “scream” at Jeremy …
“come here” “nope” “u stand here” Why u do that”.. bla…bla..bla…….
I better find something for him to do .

I know TV can help to make my boy sit still and behave well for few hours.
But i just wanna to reduce him for too much on watching TV.
Nanny cant help, so most of the time she on the TV for those kids she taking care.
So at HOME, i try my best to reduce TV time for Jeremy.
I really don’t want him to sit in front of TV for too many hours per days !!
But cant admit that he still watch TV at home from time to time,
Especially when i m busy & no time for him.

Recently i bought some art tools just to make use of the time we have at home.
First let me share one of the art time we have .
I bought one set of 12 poster colour, some big A1 paper ( the bigger the better).
Just stick the paper on the wall ( at the back yard) .
& teach him how to do Hi-5 and paint on the papers .
I just let him paint what ever he want .
In ART, there’s no mistake just Creativity .
But i always accompany him during the activities, just in case he put color in his mouth.
or paint on other places ….

Even is a fun activities… but sometime can get into fight .
Cos he too much wanna be independent and don’t want to listen to me.
Everything also “i do myself”, “i know how to do” kind of thing 😛
Guess he is growing up so much already.

Of cos after the art time… i have to clean up the mess,
i have to clean and bath him. Use a soft or sponge to clean the finger and nail.
Alot of clean up job to be none after that . … hahhaha

Look at my prince… he is truly a prince or small king at home.
So much enjoy his bathing time..after the art time.
Some more serve with grapes.

I m still looking and searching more art time or craft to do with Jeremy in future.
Find those activities which is suitable for his age and just nice to spend
time with him at HOME.

I m NOT a homely person before i get married or before i have kid.
I will find time to go out every weekends or even took a leave off to go shopping
with my friends or all by myself very often.
But after i have kid, i guess HOME is still the best place to hang around,
or should i say i m lazy and tired to go out. hihihi
Am i become “si-lai” already ??? 😛

BTW, here are some of the wonderful sites or blogs which can help you
to get some idea for doing craft or nice activities with your kids at home.
http://kidshaus.typepad.com/
http://tutusandturtles.blogspot.com/
http://www.kidscraftweekly.com/
http://belladia.typepad.com/crafty_crow/

Trust me …You will love those craft !!
I cant wait to start some of the art crafts with Jeremy soon.
If i cant send him to art class… i will surly teach him myself .

There’s no place like HOME.

May 13, 2009
Sometime kid get bored when u have nothing to occupied them especially at HOME.
JUST like my boy .
He started to get into things that he not purpose to do .
He started to dig the things out from the drawer, go to the kitchen …. Sure u know !!
Before i started to scold or “scream” at Jeremy …
“come here” “nope” “u stand here” Why u do that”.. bla…bla..bla…….
I better find something for him to do .

I know TV can help to make my boy sit still and behave well for few hours.
But i just wanna to reduce him for too much on watching TV.
Nanny cant help, so most of the time she on the TV for those kids she taking care.
So at HOME, i try my best to reduce TV time for Jeremy.
I really don’t want him to sit in front of TV for too many hours per days !!
But cant admit that he still watch TV at home from time to time,
Especially when i m busy & no time for him.

Recently i bought some art tools just to make use of the time we have at home.
First let me share one of the art time we have .
I bought one set of 12 poster colour, some big A1 paper ( the bigger the better).
Just stick the paper on the wall ( at the back yard) .
& teach him how to do Hi-5 and paint on the papers .
I just let him paint what ever he want .
In ART, there’s no mistake just Creativity .
But i always accompany him during the activities, just in case he put color in his mouth.
or paint on other places ….

Even is a fun activities… but sometime can get into fight .
Cos he too much wanna be independent and don’t want to listen to me.
Everything also “i do myself”, “i know how to do” kind of thing 😛
Guess he is growing up so much already.

Of cos after the art time… i have to clean up the mess,
i have to clean and bath him. Use a soft or sponge to clean the finger and nail.
Alot of clean up job to be none after that . … hahhaha

Look at my prince… he is truly a prince or small king at home.
So much enjoy his bathing time..after the art time.
Some more serve with grapes.

I m still looking and searching more art time or craft to do with Jeremy in future.
Find those activities which is suitable for his age and just nice to spend
time with him at HOME.

I m NOT a homely person before i get married or before i have kid.
I will find time to go out every weekends or even took a leave off to go shopping
with my friends or all by myself very often.
But after i have kid, i guess HOME is still the best place to hang around,
or should i say i m lazy and tired to go out. hihihi
Am i become “si-lai” already ??? 😛

BTW, here are some of the wonderful sites or blogs which can help you
to get some idea for doing craft or nice activities with your kids at home.
http://kidshaus.typepad.com/
http://tutusandturtles.blogspot.com/
http://www.kidscraftweekly.com/
http://belladia.typepad.com/crafty_crow/

Trust me …You will love those craft !!
I cant wait to start some of the art crafts with Jeremy soon.
If i cant send him to art class… i will surly teach him myself .

"artistic by natural" @ 30 months !!

April 15, 2009

Jeremy turn 30 months this Friday, oh my.. he is growing up so fast. This month i realize a big improvement on him interm of learning and skill … NOT behavior ya *-*

First of all … I think he is an “artistic by natural” lil boy and he is a kind of creative lil man too… . Recently he shown interest on sketching drawings . When first time he showed me with his sketches.. I was like “wow” .. that’s was good !! at this age . At this moment he like to draw faces , a very simple faces , lines and properly animals which he himself understand what he is drawings. Sometime he shown me that he drew a Ty-rex, durian or anythings that come his mind, which i dont see it at all !! Doesn’t matters …that’s already make mummy proud of him. !!!

Faces with eyes, nose, mouth, ears and hair .. and yes, he draw all by himself !!

The last 2 sketches was shark and snake as he mention to me ….

The shark look more like whale to me .

& he told me so many snakes was fighting with each other .

Doesn’t he an artistic souls ??

He learning up most of the basic shapes this month like Circle, Triangle, Rectangle, Diamond shape , Square, Heart/love, Hexagon, Oval ….. I made an interesting way to teach him shape by drawing eyes, nose and mouth in the shapes .. that’s how he learn fast on shapes and show interest on drawing faces . He able to relate a shape with an object he saw in his daily life …. example : Moon( Circle), Book (Rectangle), Cup (Circle)… etc etc.

He can differentiate between, school bas, express bass and factory bass ( Bas pekerja) !! Overall i think he is good in shape & object . He has an incredible eyes & ears for details, that is why he always ask me “what is that sound/ things???? ” We cant hide anything from him …. !!

He quite slow on learning words and numbering …. guess every kids is different, slowly he will pick up soon .I started to teach Jeremy to recognize Chinese Character many months ago.. That time he didnt show any interest at all on this matters. Until this months, I again slowly pick up some Chinese Character to teach him … surprisingly he can now read the following words :

妈妈 ,爸爸,哥哥,姐姐,弟弟,公公,妹妹,郑 奕 吉吉 and Jeremy .

Some short conversation with Jeremy to learn his NAME :

Mummy: 谁 good boy ?

Jeremy : Ah B good boy ?

Mummy : 谁 是Ah B ?

Jeremy : 郑 奕 吉吉 !!

Mummy: 谁 是 郑 奕 吉吉 ar ?

Jeremu : Jeremy Boy lor …. ( he call himself Jeremy Boy)

That’s how he know his name as 郑 奕 吉吉 aka Jeremy Boy .

About Colour ??? Well …. Still very slow . He can only recognize RED, BLACK, ORANGE, & WHITE very sure … the rest like guessing games only .

At this age of TWO, SHARING is tough !! No way for sharing !!…. He been fighting over his toys and things which is belong to him. He can be fiercely protective of his possessions !! He will scream out of his lung if u grap his toys/things .As for me as parent, we try to make him learn on “sharing”. Mention the words sharing from time to time and show him the way of sharing . I think it’s need sometime, sharing is a skills that won’t come naturally .

Intro to Manners. We been teaching and introduce him to words like “thank you” , “please”, “excuse me” & “sorry” when he was young . But he often forget !!. But i believe Repetition will make these words a habit.

Interm of throwing habit .. this bad habit still apply on him . But it shown a little improvement . Everytime he throw, or accidentally throw or purposely throw, he will then look at me with a worry “face” .. guess he know mummy/daddy will scold/cane him.

Well… overall for my boy i could say The truth is, dealing with a 2-year-old is a notoriously difficult part of childrearing. That’s is why there call it terrible TWO. When my boy is kicking, screaming, throwing things, crying with no reason… so defiant at age TWO … i tell u … is NO fun and can drive me nuts & end up with many grey hair … What i often pratice for myself was … if i really cant handle that situation at that moment, cos i was in truly mad & out of patient . i will ask my hubby to take over , or i just walk away for a while to get a much-needed-break . Once both feel better, that’s the time to talk about appropriate behavior and hugs again . Same goes to my hubby . No point everyone get frustration and yet things doesn’t help at all with anger and madness. True ??

Last, happy parenting to myself , to every parents out there , i know is difficult sometime ….. and happy 30 months to my lil man !!

"artistic by natural" @ 30 months !!

April 15, 2009

Jeremy turn 30 months this Friday, oh my.. he is growing up so fast. This month i realize a big improvement on him interm of learning and skill … NOT behavior ya *-*

First of all … I think he is an “artistic by natural” lil boy and he is a kind of creative lil man too… . Recently he shown interest on sketching drawings . When first time he showed me with his sketches.. I was like “wow” .. that’s was good !! at this age . At this moment he like to draw faces , a very simple faces , lines and properly animals which he himself understand what he is drawings. Sometime he shown me that he drew a Ty-rex, durian or anythings that come his mind, which i dont see it at all !! Doesn’t matters …that’s already make mummy proud of him. !!!

Faces with eyes, nose, mouth, ears and hair .. and yes, he draw all by himself !!

The last 2 sketches was shark and snake as he mention to me ….

The shark look more like whale to me .

& he told me so many snakes was fighting with each other .

Doesn’t he an artistic souls ??

He learning up most of the basic shapes this month like Circle, Triangle, Rectangle, Diamond shape , Square, Heart/love, Hexagon, Oval ….. I made an interesting way to teach him shape by drawing eyes, nose and mouth in the shapes .. that’s how he learn fast on shapes and show interest on drawing faces . He able to relate a shape with an object he saw in his daily life …. example : Moon( Circle), Book (Rectangle), Cup (Circle)… etc etc.

He can differentiate between, school bas, express bass and factory bass ( Bas pekerja) !! Overall i think he is good in shape & object . He has an incredible eyes & ears for details, that is why he always ask me “what is that sound/ things???? ” We cant hide anything from him …. !!

He quite slow on learning words and numbering …. guess every kids is different, slowly he will pick up soon .I started to teach Jeremy to recognize Chinese Character many months ago.. That time he didnt show any interest at all on this matters. Until this months, I again slowly pick up some Chinese Character to teach him … surprisingly he can now read the following words :

妈妈 ,爸爸,哥哥,姐姐,弟弟,公公,妹妹,郑 奕 吉吉 and Jeremy .

Some short conversation with Jeremy to learn his NAME :

Mummy: 谁 good boy ?

Jeremy : Ah B good boy ?

Mummy : 谁 是Ah B ?

Jeremy : 郑 奕 吉吉 !!

Mummy: 谁 是 郑 奕 吉吉 ar ?

Jeremu : Jeremy Boy lor …. ( he call himself Jeremy Boy)

That’s how he know his name as 郑 奕 吉吉 aka Jeremy Boy .

About Colour ??? Well …. Still very slow . He can only recognize RED, BLACK, ORANGE, & WHITE very sure … the rest like guessing games only .

At this age of TWO, SHARING is tough !! No way for sharing !!…. He been fighting over his toys and things which is belong to him. He can be fiercely protective of his possessions !! He will scream out of his lung if u grap his toys/things .As for me as parent, we try to make him learn on “sharing”. Mention the words sharing from time to time and show him the way of sharing . I think it’s need sometime, sharing is a skills that won’t come naturally .

Intro to Manners. We been teaching and introduce him to words like “thank you” , “please”, “excuse me” & “sorry” when he was young . But he often forget !!. But i believe Repetition will make these words a habit.

Interm of throwing habit .. this bad habit still apply on him . But it shown a little improvement . Everytime he throw, or accidentally throw or purposely throw, he will then look at me with a worry “face” .. guess he know mummy/daddy will scold/cane him.

Well… overall for my boy i could say The truth is, dealing with a 2-year-old is a notoriously difficult part of childrearing. That’s is why there call it terrible TWO. When my boy is kicking, screaming, throwing things, crying with no reason… so defiant at age TWO … i tell u … is NO fun and can drive me nuts & end up with many grey hair … What i often pratice for myself was … if i really cant handle that situation at that moment, cos i was in truly mad & out of patient . i will ask my hubby to take over , or i just walk away for a while to get a much-needed-break . Once both feel better, that’s the time to talk about appropriate behavior and hugs again . Same goes to my hubby . No point everyone get frustration and yet things doesn’t help at all with anger and madness. True ??

Last, happy parenting to myself , to every parents out there , i know is difficult sometime ….. and happy 30 months to my lil man !!

Home made play dough

March 10, 2009
It’s been quite sometime i didn’t spend quality time with my boy.
Due to the morning sickness i faced for the past few months.
Whatever i cannot handle him, i just give him his toy cars
or switch on TV for him & ask him to choose whatever movie he like …. 😦
Cos mummy nausea and just wanna to sleep !!! ( feel bad now).
Even i ask my hubby to handle him… sometime end up daddy scold or angry with him.
Properly daddy is abit moody , busy and need to settle his Study case for MBA.

I realize we lack of patient when time like this (mummy not well, daddy stress of study),
We get angry with the boy when he is just out of control !!
Sometime i just feel bad for all this .

We had a long weekend , that we didn’t plan for any outing.
Cos of raining that we cant ride bicycle or even go to the Playground.
So … i have this idea to made him home made play dough,
While i was tidying my kitchen.
Play dough Ingredient : flour + water + colour.
What a good idea – Cheap & Save.
The only thing is this play dough cannot keep for long.

Using mummy cookies cutter for the play dough.
He even try to roll & cut the play dough all by himself.
At the end , he was very happy with the dough he cut (pooh & mickey)
The second day, i made him another set of red play dough.
He request me to made a snake & crocodile for him.
So both can fight !! Boy will be boy … !!

This moment of playtime can keep him for quite long.
& mummy get to play together and teach him how to roll & cut .
Even ask him to made an eye, nose and mouth to the shape we made.

– Happy ending for everyone without scolding-
“lol”

Home made play dough

March 10, 2009
It’s been quite sometime i didn’t spend quality time with my boy.
Due to the morning sickness i faced for the past few months.
Whatever i cannot handle him, i just give him his toy cars
or switch on TV for him & ask him to choose whatever movie he like …. 😦
Cos mummy nausea and just wanna to sleep !!! ( feel bad now).
Even i ask my hubby to handle him… sometime end up daddy scold or angry with him.
Properly daddy is abit moody , busy and need to settle his Study case for MBA.

I realize we lack of patient when time like this (mummy not well, daddy stress of study),
We get angry with the boy when he is just out of control !!
Sometime i just feel bad for all this .

We had a long weekend , that we didn’t plan for any outing.
Cos of raining that we cant ride bicycle or even go to the Playground.
So … i have this idea to made him home made play dough,
While i was tidying my kitchen.
Play dough Ingredient : flour + water + colour.
What a good idea – Cheap & Save.
The only thing is this play dough cannot keep for long.

Using mummy cookies cutter for the play dough.
He even try to roll & cut the play dough all by himself.
At the end , he was very happy with the dough he cut (pooh & mickey)
The second day, i made him another set of red play dough.
He request me to made a snake & crocodile for him.
So both can fight !! Boy will be boy … !!

This moment of playtime can keep him for quite long.
& mummy get to play together and teach him how to roll & cut .
Even ask him to made an eye, nose and mouth to the shape we made.

– Happy ending for everyone without scolding-
“lol”

Lil Artist + Mummy Lil "touch"

November 19, 2008

My Little Artist

That was his very first time using water colour.
I only help him put on some water and teach him a little , not really teach him ,
but he very quickly get what i’m trying to say .

So here are some painting by Jeremy Boy … 99 % from him,
cos he don’t allow me to paint and touch also ….o.O

Here’s My Lil Artist painting !!

What an abstract painting ya …
i myself like abstract painting .
“You don’t have to have Picasso’s imagination to create an abstract art painting.
How to paint abstract art is the topic and in a sense abstract art is the most forgiving style of all,
because anything goes, as long as your abstract artwork can give you the feeling
you have expressed yourself.

One of the keywords in abstract art is spontaneity and with inspiration ….

Ok… so i try not to waste the painting that my boy had painted !!
What i do was ….

Here you go …….As you all know New year and Christmas was around the corner …
so after some “touch” from me…
here the Christmas Art Cards was created by using the painting !!
What you think ??? Nice or not ????

Very Easy Art Work… Cut out the shape/saiz of the painting you like .
Get some hard cover colour paper and printed some text on the tracing paper ….
can deco with some ribbon too. Simple yet very nice !!

So Next time when your kids have many to draw and paint … and yet duno what to do …
You can always turn into Festive card or Bookmarks or Calender or ….
anything you like … wallpaper …etc etc ….


But at the end of the painting session, i having some war with this lil artist …. 😦
he don’t let go the brush and insist to hold it, and he insist to come down from the seat !!

Nicely talk to him also cannot ….
So i have to drag him to bathroom and clean him up …. 😦 Of cos he cry…
“Not an good ending”

Here.. Lil thanks to Chanel and kor kor Jeriel for the bib ( Jeremy Birthday Gift),
not only can used for meal time… can used for art time too ..easy to clean and wash …:)

Lil Artist + Mummy Lil "touch"

November 19, 2008

My Little Artist

That was his very first time using water colour.
I only help him put on some water and teach him a little , not really teach him ,
but he very quickly get what i’m trying to say .

So here are some painting by Jeremy Boy … 99 % from him,
cos he don’t allow me to paint and touch also ….o.O

Here’s My Lil Artist painting !!

What an abstract painting ya …
i myself like abstract painting .
“You don’t have to have Picasso’s imagination to create an abstract art painting.
How to paint abstract art is the topic and in a sense abstract art is the most forgiving style of all,
because anything goes, as long as your abstract artwork can give you the feeling
you have expressed yourself.

One of the keywords in abstract art is spontaneity and with inspiration ….

Ok… so i try not to waste the painting that my boy had painted !!
What i do was ….

Here you go …….As you all know New year and Christmas was around the corner …
so after some “touch” from me…
here the Christmas Art Cards was created by using the painting !!
What you think ??? Nice or not ????

Very Easy Art Work… Cut out the shape/saiz of the painting you like .
Get some hard cover colour paper and printed some text on the tracing paper ….
can deco with some ribbon too. Simple yet very nice !!

So Next time when your kids have many to draw and paint … and yet duno what to do …
You can always turn into Festive card or Bookmarks or Calender or ….
anything you like … wallpaper …etc etc ….


But at the end of the painting session, i having some war with this lil artist …. 😦
he don’t let go the brush and insist to hold it, and he insist to come down from the seat !!

Nicely talk to him also cannot ….
So i have to drag him to bathroom and clean him up …. 😦 Of cos he cry…
“Not an good ending”

Here.. Lil thanks to Chanel and kor kor Jeriel for the bib ( Jeremy Birthday Gift),
not only can used for meal time… can used for art time too ..easy to clean and wash …:)