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[Practical Life] Baking cheese sticks

Today, Jae (5y4m) and El (3y3m) helped to prepare their snacks: wholemeal cheese sticks. The recipe is from Right from the Start written by my good friend, Daisy Ng. It happened that I bought too many packs of frozen Kawan parathas by mistake, and have almost all the ingredients on hand, so this recipe was …

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[Montessori Practical Life] Packing luggage

Yippee, it’s the school holidays! The older kids have been learning to pack their own travelling stuff. Last year, Vee forgot to pack his underwear for an entire trip. Good natural consequence — now he remembers it every. single. time. So for the upcoming trip, I just had to tell the older boys how many …

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Toddler sand play, cutting, etc.

While the older kids are at school, little El (2y4m) finally gets some one-to-one special time with Mummy. Here’s what he’s been up to: – morning sand play: finally brought this out after a long time – pouring water while mummy’s baking – cutting with scissors: he’s doing this almost every day Initially he held …

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[Montessori] Learning to use the chopsticks

We’d noodles for lunch and Jae (4y2m) requested to use chopsticks. Some time back, I guided him once. He needed more time to be ready, so we didn’t revisit the activity. Today, his spontaneous request surprised me, given that he was rather cranky just before lunch. I took out the junior chopsticks and guided him …

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How to get kids to tidy up. No nagging needed.

Wish to have kids who tidy up before / after home practice (and playing), without nagging? This post is for you. Recently, a mum led a discussion on getting kids to put their clothes into the laundry basket. Nagging didn’t work for her girls. I’ve 3 boys aged 6 years old and under. No such …

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