Thursday, October 29, 2009
Every time she has one of them, she would like both to come together!
The story was like this. One afternoon, both me and my girl were feeling a bit hungry. It was snack time! So, my daugther was after her favourite cheese biscuits. But, I was having a bit of sore throat, I wasn't keen to take any biscuit. So, I opted for yogurt instead.
As my girl was happily opening up the cheese biscuits package, she saw more crumbs than biscuits in there. Oooouuhhh,.... how are we going to eat that? So, we had an idea. We sprinkled the crumbs into the yogurt and started to eat them.
Yu..yummy... The taste was fanstastic! The biscuit crumbs made the yogurt "crunchy" yet adding a bit of sweet taste to the yogurt. If you were not sure if your kids would love this, you could probably sprinkled a little bit first and let them have a try.
We tried also with cereal and butter biscuits, it worked as tasty as well. As long as these biscuits / crackers are creamfree and not too sweet, it goes very well with yogurt.
From now on, other than mixing milk or milo to cereal for breakfast, we add yogurt instead.
c. 颜色笔 （两种颜色 一浅一深）
我通常在挑选字时下点功夫， 例如：两个“明显部首”的字如 “花”、“话” 和一个“不明显部首”的字 如： “画”。因为，第一猜就找到能让孩子开心，也帮助建立自信心。楼次找不到，孩子会灰心、会放弃。
那个 “不明显部首” 的字是挑战字，孩子需要花多一点点时间。如果找得到，表示他们 “挑战成功”！
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Hi, it has been quite sometime I haven't have the time to put these lessons together. I am now busy preparing for shipping list and ready to come back to Malaysia for good, anytime!
Thank god I did all these lessons for my daughter and hopefully she will be able to adapt to the local school when we come back to Malaysia next year.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Start them with something easy to cut like green beans, potatoes. Medium size short knife would be easier to handle for their age. Small knife might be tougher for them. As a safety precaution, I reminded her to put down her knife whenever she wanted to do other things in between cutting.
Then, as she became more "expert", I gave her further upgrade!. She would be given a chance to cook the entire dish from pouring in oil, checked the temperature, stir-fry, set the oven, all the way until the finished product.
The whole idea is to give
them chores that fit their capability as they learned, the tasks should get more and more difficult as they mastered the skills.
Choices encourage responsibilities.
Don't redo their work. You could probably highlight to your children those done correctly and reminded them to do it correctly the next time. Avoid saying things like: "Not like that. Let me do it for you."
Don't interrupt or as they were doing the chores. Try to let your children did the chores their way unless due to safety hazard.
Don't nag them if they took too long to complete a task. It simply meant that the task was tough for them to handle at their capability. Therefore, they needed more time.
Don't expect them to perform the task up to our standard. Let them do it their own way, at their own pace for start. Sometimes it would be much easier to do it for them instead but we must control and avoid the urge of doing so.
Some of the DO:
Do praise them for their hard work. Children felt good when we appreciated what they did.
Do appreciate their help, even very little. Tell them that if without their help, it would be tougher for mummy.
These same rules apply to getting our children do other chores.
- feed them with step-by-step chores;
- allow choices;
- be generous in trust;
- and finally, observe the DOs and DON'Ts
With these guidelines from young, I am sure your children will be full of surprises too. Wish you all good luck!
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Me and my husband have walked this far and we are still very much in love with each other. Thanks honey!
I recalled the day we decided to get married. I wasn't sure if I was ready for it.
I recalled the day we decided "Let's have a baby!". I wasn't sure if I was ready for it.
But, receiving such a gesture from our daughter, we knew the choice was never wrong....
It was the eve of our 10th wedding anniversary and we were discussing how to celebrate this big day. I wanted to spend an evening in the best restaurant in town. I wanted to have all the feast I could have under one roof.
"where do we go?" I was running through in my mind the list of nice restaurants in town.
"I don't know, you decide." that has been the usual reply from my beloved husband.
"what about I cook tonight?" my girl said.
"you what?" her daddy asked.
"Sure, if you think you can handle." I said to her.
That was how we bought the idea of eating at home, being simple. No flowers, no luxury restaurant, no gifts, nothing. Just a simple meal prepared by our beloved daughter on our 10th wedding anniversary.
"Mummy, I will do everything myself." She told me.
Well, Lv enjoys cooking. The only part she dislike is the smell of the raw meat. So, this part would be taken care by me. "The rest will be done by me." she told me.
Fine, I will just be the watchdog then. So, we agreed. It took her four hours to prepare the feast. She made us a Marmite chicken, Miso soup and stir-fry vegetables. There were yummy of course.
This is the best gift we ever had. Thanks a lot darling!
I am a total computer dummy but I just could not resist but wanting to document this special moments in a special way. I started to surf the net looking for devices, programs I could use to make a slide show, a video.
To my greatest surprise (as I've said, I am a total computer dummy...), it turned out to be so easy. I can't believe it. In fact, the movie making program has been lying in my computer all these while!
This video clip is for our beloved daughter....
We love you always and forever :)
p/s 1: there were some animated text in it but I wasn't sure why it didn't come out as I made it (as I said, I am a computer dummy... anyway, will find out soon...)
p/s 2: to those computer dummies like me, in case you want to make one like this, check out this site http://www.rjponzio.com/2007/09/04/how-to-make-a-video-slideshow/