• 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…

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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…

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    Looking For The Perfect On The Go Snacks For Your Kids?

    Our favorite on the go snack. Zoe loves to have two-three snacks a day. Usually we bake her snacks but when we don’t have time to bake, I’m thankful for snacks readily available in the grocery. I am not that strict when it comes to sugar intake when Zoe turned 3 years old. But I make sugar her sugar intake for the day will not exceed 100 grams. Always Check The Ingredients. I always look at the ingredients list first, to make sure that it contains real, wholesome food ingredients, and that there aren’t artificial colours, flavours, or many additives or preservatives. Get to know Monte. It is a creamy…

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    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 didn’t require expensive gadgets or parental supervision. But unfortunately, today, this is far from the case. Today, it’s not uncommon to see toddlers and preschoolers carrying around an iPad or any gadgets.  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. But when we get out of our children’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 skills 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.  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…

  • No Cook Play Dough Recipe

    It’s raining non stop today and Zoe requested if we can do another batch of our homemade play dough. This is our go to recipe and since then we don’t buy Play Doh anymore. Zoe hates soft, sticky and oily play doh so just adjust this recipe for you liking. But first, let me share why Zoe loves play dough: 1. It enhances her fine motor skills. Helps her hands develop strength, dexterity and control. 2. It enhances her creativity. Play dough can be anything she can imagine. 3. She loves squishing, smashing, cutting, and slicing the play dough. 4. It enhances her literacy and numeracy development. She enjoys using…

  • Paint With Zoe

    At 10 months old, Zoe can hold crayons properly and loves to doodle already. She loves arts and crafts so much and can spend an hour without getting bored even at her young age. Since she turned 1, Zoe loves painting with tempera paints or watercolor more than drawing with crayons. She’ll use her brush, paint with her hands and look for something she can use to finish her artwork. When she paints, I don’t ask her to draw something. I just let her imagination flow. She’ll decide what colors to use or combine colors and the result is always amazing. So today, when she asked me to set up…

  • Easter Egg Painting

    Continuing with our Easter Theme Activity. For today it’s gonna be Egg Painting. You’ll be needing: Egg shells or Hardboiled Eggs Tempera paints Brushes Instruction: Just prepare all the materials and let your toddlers be creative in decorating their Easter Eggs! Have fun and don’t mind the mess. 😊 Here are Zoe’s final Easter Eggs. She had so much fun and asking for more eggs. Haha I hope you’ll try this simple activity with your toddler. Painting is one of Zoe’s favorite thing to do. She gets so happy whenever she paints. Next post i’ll be sharing some of Zoe’s artworks. 😊 How about your toddlers? Do they also like…

  • Easter Egg Scissors Skills

    For today’s Easter Theme Activity it’s about Scissor Skills. To know more about Zoe’s background with scissors just click this link Scissors Skills. You’ll be needing: Cardboard or Paper Pencil Colored Markers Scissors Instructions: 1. Cut out egg shapes on your cardboard or paper. I used cardboard because Zoe prefers thick paper for cutting today. 2. Draw lines for each egg that will serve as a guide for cutting. 3. Its cutting time! Watch Zoe in action. Look at how focus and cautious she is. Cutting is one of Zoe’s go to activity. Almost every day she’ll grab her scissors whether she’ll cut play doughs, papers or anything that she…

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