We can’t get enough of Farmer Falgu! Here’s another book that we totally love, Famer Falgu Goes to the Market. It’s market day and Farmer Falgu has to transport his goods to the market. Though it seemed like an easy task, but strange things happened on his way to the market which sabotages his vegetables and eggs!
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
I was so excited to receive Farmer Falgu Goes on a Trip for the kids! It’s our first time to own a multicultural fiction book and knowing my kids who are very interested about different cultures, they will surely enjoy this! Oh boy, and they did! Most especially my preschooler who was very attentive when I was reading this to him.
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Oh the boys and I love to play trains! And in fact, I love creating train tracks with them too. The only problem these days is that, our train sets were long forgotten due to Bruder trucks which they recently received last Christmas. But boy, oh boy, that changed when Old Tracks New Tricks arrived in the mail one day, and my 3 years old upon seeing the book immediately requested to play with his Thomas Train!
Saturday, January 28, 2017
I was quite surprised when Mavi finished this book in one day! It arrived on the mail last week, and when I opened it in front of him, he excitedly asked if he could bring it to school so he can read it during the break.
Monday, December 21, 2015
I was able to get some really great deals during the Black Friday sale. One of which is the Playmobil Native American Superset. As I mentioned earlier this month, Playmobil is one of the open-ended toys that we love and consider “educational” due to its historical figures and environment. This Playmobil set will be perfect for our American history study next year.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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Monday, May 11, 2015
Obviously, I love math materials. Through the years, I’ve been collecting a few, just to give my boys’ learning a boost because hands-on math is totally rocks! Now, I don’t usually give reviews because I have high standards LOL. I’m frugal that’s why every cent I spend means a lot to me. The cost must justify the quality of products.
Anyway, I have two sets of fractions pies. The first one is the soft foam fraction pies from Singapore’s Learning Store which my cousin gave to me a few years ago. I totally LOVE this. The pies are huge, it’s the size of my hand, magnetic, sturdy, has a label, with bright colours and it comes with tub (with handle!).
Now, this year, I ordered another set from Learning Resources via Amazon. I love Learning Resources! Most of my materials are from them, so I was expecting this fraction pies to be of equal with the ones I got from Singapore. BUT, I was tremendously disappointed. When I opened it, I wanted to throw it right away into the bin LOL. They are tiny plastic tiles and comes with a case that is sooo hard to open. When I checked the pies, they don’t have labels either so it is very difficult to identify each of them (unless you are so good in visual that you know that it’s 1/10 right away!). Because the are so tiny, slippery and sharp on the edges, I couldn’t fit them back in the tiny case. So I just packed them immediately, covered in newspaper (so no one will get hurt due to sharp edges) and kept them in the storage. I wonder when will it see the light of day.
See the size difference? And just look at the containers. I swear, the ones from Singapore are much more cheaper!
I couldn’t find the EXACT product our foam pies in Amazon but here are the ones I saw closest to it:
- Foam Fraction Pies Teacher Created Resources. A little bit small, but they are made of foam and affordable.
- Educational Insights Foam Magnetic Circles. The pies are big, according to Amazon, “Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 10.3 x 2.4 inches ; 2.5 pounds”
- Lakeshore Learning Giant Magnetic Fraction Circles and Bars. The circle is “5 3/4"
And that’s about it! Watch out for my fraction activity… will try to create learning materials and share it with you.
Have a good day everyone
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
It is a known fact that my son LOVES LEGO. He loves to think that he can make anything with LEGO. And one of the MAJOR discoveries that we have this year is that we can incorporate LEGO bricks in our homeschool activities. Because I find it helpful to use LEGO bricks into our schooling, I decided to add a few more to his collection so we can create more stuff together. You can see some of our works in our Geography lessons and our ever famous Eiffel Tower.
I cannot tell you how happy am I when I was asked to review the visual tutorial of the sink and float experiment of LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester. This idea never crossed my mind at all! And what made it more exciting is that it involves water play (who doesn’t like water play?)!
The visual tutorial is similar to the instruction booklet that you get whenever you purchase a LEGO set. The directions are simple and since Mavi can read, he did the experiment on his own (I end up being the audience LOL).
So he made his raft out of his brown bricks with details of green. He made it float and later on added objects in the raft and moved them around to test whether the locations would make the raft sink or float. The tricky part is when he needs to balance the items in the raft so it won’t sink! It took him gazillion of tries to finally succeed :)
Mavi had so much fun doing this experiment and would love to do this again and again. We would laugh so hard every time we fail! And even I as an adult enjoyed the activity.We are so glad we did this experiment. It is also a good way to bond with little ones :) After which, Mavi was like “Mom, can we do more experiments?”, “Mom, can you think of more activities with LEGO?”.
I will definitely look for more science experiments using LEGO bricks. And LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Manchester is one place where I can look for those amazing ideas. And hopefully in the near future… we’ll be able to visit the place and try out their exciting learning activities!