• HOMESCHOOLING ACTIVITY FOR TODDLERS

    Simple DIY Toy Targeting Many Skills

    Do you and your kids loves ice cream? We do! So we want to share this simple and easy diy toy that targets too many skills. Watch this! Materials Colored papers Cardboard Clothespin Glue Scissors Instructions Cut out circles using colored paper. (You may use stickers as well.) Draw and cut out the ice cream cone. Glue the circles in the clothespin. Benefits Fine motor skills Color Matching Sequencing Simple Counting Color Identification Color Pattern Play Pretend Verdict It took me only 15 minutes to do this DIY Ice cream toy and it’s a total hit for Zoe. She loves to do pretend plays so she use the patterns as…

  • buksan ph

    Fun Ways To Introduce Flashcards To Toddlers

    Do your kids love flashcards? Or they just love tearing them apart? On this blog, I will be sharing few tricks to introduce flashcards in a fun way to your kids especially toddlers. Flashcards can be boring in this age because of technology. Kids will surely prefer to hold gadgets than flashcards for sure. But as a mom raising an unplugged kid, I always make sure that Zoe will have fun while learning. Unboxing! Flashcard is a great tool to teach variety of skills. Just in time as Buksan PH just launched their new products. Fun ways to use the flashcards Unlike most of the kids nowaday, Zoe’s first language…

  • kindercity ph

    Kindercity: Our favorite indoor playground

    It’s been a week since we visited our favorite indoor playground. So today, we will be sharing our Kindercity experience. As you all know we are an advocate of learning through play. And we all had so much fun. There are mini villages for pretend plays that Zoe really love. And there’s too many kind of slides. Which Zoe all tried. Guess I have one adventurous little lady right here! And hey, we love the trampoline too! Why is Kinder City our favorite indoor playground? 1. One thing that we really love about Kinder City is that the play area stimulate child’s creativity. There’s so much to learn from different…

  • Life with ZG

    Benefits Of Bonding Through Reading.

    Instead of toys, I really invest in books because I want to raise a reader. If you want to check out my big bad wolf haul, just go here http://lifewithzg.com/big-bad-wolf-2019-haul/ So today, let me share some benefits of bonding through reading. Benefits of Bonding through Reading: 1. You can develop emotional closeness by sharing your feelings. 2. You can impart important lessons in every story. 3. Reading is great opportunity to establish a strong and nurturing bond. 4. Reading is a way of creating beautiful moments together that they will remember forever. 5. Reading develops new interests. There are so many benefits of bonding through reading so if you and…

  • Easter

    Easter Carrot Footprint

    Easter is fast approaching so we will be sharing our Easter themed activities for the week. Today, it’s a simple keepsake. Every month, I always create an art out of Zoe’s hand and feet. It’s a great way to remind us of her development. Because it’s crazy how fast she outgrow her shoes. She’s size 10 at 3 years old. So we hope you’ll have fun too! What you’ll need: Bond paper Orange construction paper Green construction paper Orange paint Paintbrush Scissors Glue How to make it: 1. Prepare your paint. We’re using tempera paint. 2. Let your child paint their foot. One at a time. 3. Stamp it on…

  • Life wtih zg

    Painting with a 3 years old.

    I’ve been on hiatus for the past couple of weeks. But today, here’s a new episode of Paint with Zoe. Painting makes Zoe so happy, she can paint for hours. And I’m so happy to see how her creativity flow. So if you have a 3 years old too, encourage them to do art. Don’t be afraid of the mess, it’s always a beautiful mess for us. Watch how Zoe Paints here: Tools that we used: Tempera Paints Watercolor Paper Paintbrushes Containers (Because Zoe love to mix colors) To be honest, I just let Zoe do her thing. Before she starts, I always ask her what she’ll paint. But it’s…

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    Open-ended and Interactive Toys Gift Ideas 2018

    I know, Christmas is just around the corner and this post might be a little bit late. But I am doing this gift guide not only for Christmas but you can gift your kids these items for any occasions. Please save this post as I will keep on updating the list. I am that MOM. I am that mom who’s raising an unplugged kid and following Montessori approach. So I am picky when it comes to “TOYS”. My daughter can only buy toys when it’s her birthday and during Christmas. So I always get the interactive toys that will be beneficial for her. Open-ended Toys 1. Gummy Box PH What…

  • unplugged kid

    Raising an unplugged kid in this tech-savvy generation.

    Not too long ago, children used to play outside all day, playing sports, riding bikes and engaging in creative play that didnโ€™t require expensive gadgets or parental supervision. But unfortunately, today, this is far from the case. Today, itโ€™s not uncommon to see toddlers and preschoolers carrying around an iPad or any gadgets.ย  So choosing to raise an unplugged kid in this tech savvy generation is not really that easy but it’s so worth it. Screens put everything on the table so that there is nothing to uncover.ย But when we get out of our childrenโ€™s way and let them be bored they come up with all sorts of exciting things…

  • How to practice your child’s scissors skills.

    Zoe is now 3 years old and doing a great job in using her scissors. When I started to introduce her the scissors. I have a 3 major rules for her. Scissors are a tool and not a toy. Never walk around with scissors. Don’t cut your hair or your clothes. By now she already knows what she can and can’t cut. She don’t like to use non blade scissors for paper so I taught her the proper way of using the scissors. Check this link to know what are the benefits of scissors skillsย here Monster cutting activity For today, Zoe asked me if I can draw some monsters. What…

  • Cloud Dough Recipe

    Today, Zoe asked me if we can do another batch of playdough so she can make new colors of dough but I told her we’ll make a different one today. I decided to make a cloud dough so she can experiment with different textures. She loves sensory play so much loves touching flour when we’re baking too. What is a cloud dough? The consistency of Cloud Dough can be powdery like flour, moldable and a bit like damp sand.ย  It is perfect for moulding, shaping, squeezing, pressing and sculpting into different shapes. And, unlike playdough, the child can disintegrate this without any effort. It can be sent back to its…

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