Thursday, August 03, 2017

Pre-school Game Tutorial : Colour Paper Butterfly Hunt

I have recently discovered that I am not very good at teaching young children.

I tried, but whenever I did, I usually end up frustrated and my poor kids will be so confused with what I was trying to teach them.

So I guess I have an excuse to leave homework to my husband. He seems to have a better temperament when it comes to teaching and explaining concepts to our children.

Instead of explaining concepts, I choose to do hands-on activities with the kids. Like crafting, for example. Or maybe outdoor activities, or the ones that require us to move about or create something.

Although I must admit that I usually run out of resources and idea.

Good thing that I have discovered www.education.com - a resource site with PLENTY of teaching and activities ideas that we make use of for teaching the kids, especially at home.

For Khaleeli, there are a lot of FREE online pre-school games ideas that I can use too. Take a look at them here.

Of course, there are also a selection of worksheets, activities and games for children of all ages!

The team at Education.com has also generously offered to share one activity with my readers at Mommy Confessionals. I think it is brilliant especially if you have a garden at home (but you can also play inside if it's raining, honestly). Haha.


When you've got sunny skies, warm sun and blossoming flowers around, it's the perfect time for your child to chase butterflies. 
By creating her own butterfly net and paper butterflies, your child can capture butterflies inside or outside. She can even get creative with her butterfly crafts on the rainiest of days! 
Jump into this preschool-aged game, and help your child learn more about nature, science, and arts & crafts.
What You Need: 
Wood embroidery hoop, small
Net bag, (found on vegetables like onions or brussels sprouts)
Low-temp hot glue gun, with parental supervision
Wooden dowel rod
Colour paper/cards, various colors
Pencil
Scissors 
What You Do: 
1. Help your child to place the edges of the net bag over the inner hoop of the embroidery hoop, then latch the top hoop over the bag and screw it into place. The bag will be secured between the two hoops. 
2. Have your child watch as you hot glue the wooden dowel rod to the outer edge of the embroidery hoop, creating a handle for the butterfly net. 
3. Encourage your child to fold a sheet of construction paper in half, vertically, so it's thin and tall. 
4. Have her draw half of a butterfly, (one wing and half the body) starting at the folded edge. She can repeat this until half-butterflies fill the fold of the paper. 
5. Keeping the paper folded, she can cut out the half-butterflies, and unfold them into whole butterflies. 
6. She can lay out the butterflies around the inside or outside of the house, or toss them in the air and try to capture them with her butterfly net. 
Is your child a spring or summer baby? If you're throwing a birthday party during this time, this activity is the perfect way to get the kids outside.

Sounds doable right? I am yet to try it out with the kids soon too.

Have fun playing with your kids :)




Friday, June 09, 2017

Iftar with 11 Street Ramadhan Beli-Belah Jom Buka Puasa Promo

It's Friday and we are now on the 13th day of Ramadhan. Almost halfway through now, and I wish all my Muslim readers a wonderful and blessed Ramadhan nonetheless.

Ever since we had the kids, we do not fancy having iftar in restaurants anymore.

Simply because we find it a little inconvenient to rush for Maghrib prayers while having to handle the kids, and also some places could get too crowded with people rushing to the same thing.

Most of the time we do iftar at the comfort of our home - I will do simple cooking with rice and occasionally some desserts from the local Ramadhan bazaar.

However, we do once in a while enjoy a decent Ramadhan buffet or buka-puasa meals outside, sometimes during the weekend or when I feel like taking a break. Usually we will choose a comfortable place with ample space for families and a decent surau for us to do our prayers (a hotel is great choice for us).

Every Ramadhan, there is a lot of buffet promotion going on. Of course, with all those abundant choices it may be a bit hard to choose (especially when you tummy is empty) but I think the ones at www.11street.my are quite nice too.

One thing is that you can purchase it online and pay conveniently, and best of all you get to enjoy exclusive discounts as well.

Check this out:

11Street Ramadhan Beli-Belah Jom Buka Puasa Promo




They have a big lineup of venues for Ramadhan buffets such as De Palma Hotel, Dewan Perdana Felda and Pearl International Hotel. They also have cash vouchers and set meals vouchers for participating restaurants such as Nando's, Secret Recipe, O'Briens and more.




As for us, last Sunday, we had the chance to enjoy a sumptuous feast in comfort at Pullman Hotel Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur.

The spread was great - from fresh fruit platters to lamb grill, to fresh durian! My favourite would be their Rojak Buah, Sup Gearbox and local dishes served in huge woks (kawah)!









So if you feel like spending an iftar outside with your family and friends, check out 11 Street for amazing discounts and interesting makan places to visit:

Click here to purchase your meals at 11 Street Ramadhan Beli-Belah Jom Buka Puasa promo!

Thank you 11Street Malaysia for this wonderful treat. Even the kids had a few rounds of food and we all really enjoyed it :)

Last but not least, remember that even the foods are abundant and you are spoilt for choice, eat only what you can and don't waste precious food :)

Ramadhan Mubarak everyone!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Time to Shop the World at 11street (and get free petrol vouchers too!)




Last week, I was honored to be invited again by the team at 11Street Malaysia to celebrate the launching of their latest SHOP THE WORLD campaign, currently running at www.11street.my.

This time, the 11Street Shop the World campaign will see them offering promotions on various international products like Laneige, MamyPoko, Philips AVENT and Coleman (which just so happens are my fav brands too) and many other brands from countries all over the world like China, Japan, Korea, USA and Taiwan.

Full range of Philips AVENT. Love!

I was in awe of the full collection of Coleman items which I can buy later (camping yang tak tau bila nak pegi. LOL)

Running from 11 March 2017 - 18 April 2017, the campaign offers discounts up to 99% and FREE overseas shipping for selected items for their participating brands, and while doing your shopping you also stand a chance to win some petrol vouchers!
Mamy Poko full range of products all available on 11street. How cute is the one with Mickey Mouse tu??
So if you are planning to stock up on your baby's diapers, or perhaps trying out Laneige's BB cushion (you definitely should try them) or maybe buying some new Philips AVENT breastfeeding stuff, how about checking out the deals at 11street?

Who knows, maybe you'll get your petrol bill covered for next week too!

Happy shopping everyone!

Thank you 11Street for bringing in the world to Malaysians!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Why you should get Biolane for your baby and you


When I first received these lovely products from Biolane, the first thought that came to my mind was that they won't be smelling a thing.

It is not a bad thing about the products though, it is just me because I am a sucker for nice smelling things. LOL.

Anyway, I do understand that some scents and chemicals are actually not very good for sensitive skins and babies skin, therefore I totally get it why they don't smell so strongly like the conventional ones out there.

Nevertheless, I still love how these Biolane skincare products actually have a bit of fresh and baby-ish smell (heaven, right?).

At the same time, they are still specially formulated with Hydra-Bleine, a patented formulation made using active natural ingredients like wheat germ oil that nourishes and protects while helping to strengthen the skin's natural defenses.


So, among all of these, my favourite would be the shower gel and the stretch mark cream.



The shower gel particularly for it's heavenly baby smell and silky texture which I can generously use on Khaleeli, and the stretch mark cream because the texture is just nice - not too sticky and not too light. Plus it also has a lovely, mild smell almost like a gentle baby powder.

Well, I may not have a baby or a cracked nipple right about now, but I would love to share an up close of Biolane Nursing Balm too, in case you are a mom looking for the right nursing balm to help soothe cracked nipples (ouch, I know).


What I particularly love about Biolane Nursing Balm is it's sweet smell and the fact that it is made from 99% natural origin ingredients. So if you use it you won't have to worry about it being ingested by the baby as it is perfectly safe if the residue is still there when baby starts to nurse.


So yep, Biolane would definitely be the top of my list when I have my next baby (I would probably save some of this for it, I hope it doesn't go bad haha).

Thank you Biolane for these lovely products. I really love it and I hope my readers would try it out too :)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Khaleeli's wonderful session at BeeBop Circus , The School @ Jaya One

Khaleeli at BeeBop Circus, The School @ Jaya One


Khaleeli is 2 and a half years old now (sorry I could not figure out how many months that is, LOL), and he is as bouncy, clumsy and rough as EVER.He gets knocks and bruises and falls and whatnots all the time, and the best part is he doesn't care. Gahh. Sometimes that drives me up the wall!


Anyway, I know that is a sign of healthy development of his gross motor skills, and I am happy too. My husband and I love to think of ourselves as the outdoor-sy, adventurous parents so yeah, we let him play rough whenever the space and time permits. We also believe in how much outdoor play actually helps with the kids learning and development.

A few months ago, BeeBop Circus at The School, Jaya One contacted me for some trial classes at their center (apparently a perfect place for Khaleeli!)

We were there for 4 times, and Khaleeli really enjoyed himself (after he got comfortable with the instructors and environment lah, he kan a very shy boy...).

So basically BeeBop Circus is a educational and play center that focuses on learning through physical activities, music, dance, colours and moral values.

They have this huge gym space with fancy theme and structures safe for the kids to bounce and play according to a specific curriculum, developed specially by early childhood educators and fitness instructors.

Kids will need to be registered for a package and attend classes at BeeBop Circus Jaya One, Petaling Jaya every week within a specific hour. For Khaleeli's age, at least one parent must be involved to play together with their child (which is actually good exercise for mom and dad too! lol ).

So here are some more photos for you to have a better idea:

They have alternate themes every month and I think this was a forest/adventure theme or something
Khaleeli really loved this!

Ice-breaking session before starting with circuit play

So they have to go from one "obstacle" to another in a circuit, guided by the instructors

Mommy would love to jump in!

Rolling rolling!

Practicing his coordination skills

Working his core!

Up to the tunnel!

Ending the session with some bubble time :)
I honestly think that this place is amazing and enjoyable for kids! One drawback is for shy kids like Khaleeli, it is better to go early for them to get used to the environment and break the ice with the instructors. After that, they will totally have fun!

They also have classes for older kids, so if you are interested just give them a buzz (pun intended)!

Thank you very much BeeBop Circus Jaya One for this amazing and educational opportunity. Khaleeli really had a blast! :)

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