Sunday, April 20, 2014

Number writing

Assalamualaikum and Good day everyone,

its been ages since last post.. not because there is no activity but there is no time for the write up!!!

This one I admit: I was lazy. And as usual when I am lazy, I get RG to do most of the work herself including the thinking. (hehe.. they say that's character building... XD)

Anyway, I just got her a piece of paper and a pen and asked her to write numbers. The objective of this activity is to make her recognize the ‘teens’. She can count (but not in its entire sequence) upto 100 out of memory but she hasn't matched the numbers with the words to recognize that 14 is actually fourteen, rather than a one and a four.

So, you can see the output of the activity, we were doing great until 6, then she kinda forgot seven, which incidentally brought her mood down. After which things went downhill… eight became slanted, nine became mirror image (is this a problem? Not exactly.. read more about mirror images writing herehere and here!)

Her 10 is okay… then I started to teach her 11. By this time, RG was already upset about her other numbers that she had forgotten so her motivation to continue added with her not knowing 11, 12, 13 and onward began to gnaw her..

By the tie she got to 12 (which looks like IS) she wanted to stop.

So that’s what I did. We stopped. Sometimes I have a feeling that she is afraid of letting me down (not performing enough to make me happy). I wonder how to instill that no matter what she does I am gonna love it anyway.

Any ideas?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Home made concert!!

Its wonderful sometimes to see the imaginations of a child. All i saw was a bunch of diaper bags... but in the eyes of my RG, she saw a whole stage and an opportunity for concert!

the night before her debut performance she told all of us to be ready for the next night... she was going to hold a concert. i didnt realise what i was going too see..

the next day after i got back from work, she said 'ok everyone, after dinner i am going to do a concert'. and after patiently waiting for dinner to be over.. she set up her 'stage'... she put down a full diaper bag as the stage floor, stage backdrop and two half full bags as the side.

after giving a short intro RG gave us her rendition of 'the more we get together' rhyme... we also had a backup dancer.. GJ clad only in diapers suiting the theme so to speak..

a child's imagination.... it is exceedingly a beautiful thing!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A Quick Acitivity: Garden!

Okay, this just continues from the paper collage.. RG wasn't satisfied with just one activity... she wanted to continue... i had to dig up the old paper stash of mine to find pre-cut garden coloured papers. it was just bits an pieces of paper pre-cut into flower, butterfly and dragonfly shapes.

i just guided her along to make this scene below:

glue the papers

After gluing,  she added her own drawings... grass, bugs, butterflies and a a blue sky with green garden.

the end result looks like this:
My Garden!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Punched Paper collage

Hello everyone!

Another collage activity but this time it took us 2 days to do this.

The first day, I just gave RG a paper puncher and a supermarket deal booklet for her to punch holes in. Boy did she have a field day or what! 

I saved the punched pieces. They turned out real nice.. all colourful!

Colourful and ready to be used!

The next day we made a collage from it.... We drew a few hearts and then RG glued the little pieces according to her liking. She also drew some wheels and added some colours to other shapes using crayons.

RG loves the gluing part.
One finished heart
The finished product!! with her name on it!

She finished her collage with both the sun and the moon and her own name on it.. haha!!!