Category: Preschoolers (3-5 years)
Young children are naturally inquisitive and often want to put their new ‘discoveries’ in their mouth to learn more about it. Children can choke on food, just like adults, but it’s far more likely that they will choke on toy parts and other objects. It is therefore sensible to take precautions against them choking.
Every time someone is cooking in the kitchen, my son has been trying to ‘cook’ too. A Masterchef in the making, I can only hope. While I wholly agree to the idea of him learning to cook, letting him near a hot stove at his age is something else altogether. So, his father did the next best thing. He got him a Play-Doh Meal Makin’ Kitchen set.
Ever since we bought him the Peipeile Dough Fastfood Center, he has been asking for ice cream, strawberries, cars, fire trucks, robots, etc. made out of dough. So, since we wanted to check out and compare the quality of the different brands of modeling items, purchasing the Play-Doh Meal Makin’ Kitchen set seems to be the ideal solution.
I still remember those days where, as a child, I used to play with plasticine in pre-school. Though the smell left much to be desired, the joy of creating animals (especially snakes as they were so easy to shape and mold), vehicles and of course, food, more than made up for it. Hours and hours of fun just creating something out of lumps of colorful plasticine.
With the dwindling number of local domestic helpers, many families are forced to hire foreign maids. In Malaysia, there are currently about 300,000 foreign domestic workers. However, many families do not just leave the daily chores to the maids but also entrust them with the care of their children.
The third grade classroom that was visiting our nature center for the day consisted of mostly boys – rowdy, loud and rambunctious boys. As we started out into the woods, the children spoke loudly to each other in anticipation of what was to come.
From the time our children are born, we have been told how important it is to talk to and with them. But no one told us how hard that would be in reality. On the one hand, we love their enthusiasm for the things that capture their interest…