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Home Made Gift Wrapping Paper

This is a favorite activity in my class especially when christmas is nearing. However, you can just make a batch of these and keep them around for wrapping Birthday presents. You will need: Large sheets of white or recycled paper, Non-toxic paint (you can also use the paint from the recipe I provided in my last blog), Vegetables-cut in halves (celery sticks, broccoli, bell peppers, ladies fingers, onion). Instructions: 1) Let the child dip one type of vegetable into the paint (choose one colour) and stamp in on to the butcher paper to make several impressions. 2) Repeat this with a different vegetable and a different colour. Note: 1) …

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Home Made Paint Recipe

Here’s another good paint recipe (one of my personal favorites) which keeps for a week or two… Directions: 1) In a saucepan, slowly add 1 cup of water to 1/4 cup flour and stir till you get a smooth paste, 2) Heat saucepan and stir paste till it thickens, 3) Let it cool completely, 4) Divide paste evenly into 4 portions, 5) Dissolve 3 tablespoons ground blackboard chalks (choose any one colour) with 2 tablespoons of water and 1/2 tablespoon of liquid detergent and stir into each portion of paste, 6) Store covered.

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Homemade Playdough Recipe

Directions: 1. Combine 1 cup water, 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar, half cup of salt, and food coloring into a saucepan and heat until warm. 2. Remove pan from heat and add 1 cup of flour, stirring and kneading till smooth. 3. Enjoy! Note: This recipe lasts weeks if stored in a ziplock bag/airtight container and kept in the fridge.

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Is Montessori Education Worth The Money?

There has been a lot of discussion about the benefits of Montessori education and the argument for paying more for it. Some say that Montessori education is researched to support the natural development of children while others argue that Montessori education should not only be confined to Kindi but should be extended to the home environment. Well, here’s the truth of the matter: 1) Early childhood education is an inevitable investment and the better ones naturally cost more simply due to the economies of scale (e.g. smaller student-teacher ratio, well-equiped classrooms etc.). 2) Education is a highly personal choice, which is why Parents need …

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Welcome to my new blog ~the very place for parenting tips and updates about early childhood education. I will blog once a week where I will share my knowledge as a published author of a parenting book, a mother of two boys, an experienced international kindergarten teacher, a teacher trainer, a speaker and an early childhood education curriculum developer. I aspire to help parents develop good parenting skills so that they will be able to bring out the best in their children by making informed decision for their children. I will show parents how parent education can make parenting fun, …

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