A picture book with a strong msg to kids 

WHEN WISHING COMES TRUE by HIAWYN ORAM, VANESSA CABBAN

​A story of two cats TOM and TANSY who are best friends wonders about whether if wishes really come true.. one day during their picnic they decide to find it themselves . 

So they closed their eye and wishes really hard and long.TANSY wished for a party dress, shoes and dance .TOM wished to sail away in the boat to see the world. Though they wished hard there is nothing around them to mam the wishes come true.So they decided that dreams will not come true. 
But fortunately they met Mr Grimpalong singing along passes them pushing a full cart of old stuff. They found all the materials to make boat and dress for both of them in the cart. They boarded the raft and went on a trip to admire the view of the world.During their trip they danced on a boat which they happened to see .When they turned the raft round to return back home they understood that “First wish, then do, that’s when wishing comes true”.

A strong msg to the kids that only hard work gets us to the place we wish to..Thanks to Rina for sending us this treasure…

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Wild animals theme-Montessori inspired shelf activities for toddlers

Though not a  much experienced mom am just listing out our journey of reading.This is my first blog post on montessori activities.

      Through the past few months of learning with Athilan, I introduced  Montessori method of learning and he loves them too. Primary idea behind Montessori is to ” help me do it myself” and to encourage the kid to learn by doing. These little minds are so much capable than we think about them. Identify the interest of the child before  planning for an activity  and go ahead with the child’s cues and interest.

   His recent interest is on animals.  Here is set of activities for a week that Athilan(25months old) has worked at.

1. PEGGED BOARD– A simple fine motor skill activity to arrange the animals respectively

2. ANIMAL CARDS – Count the animals and clip them based on their count.We personally designed them with the animals he like most. #math #finemotorskills

3. COLOUR TRACK -A simple toy which has the animals parts in the glass pieces. Arranging them to bring out the shape involves too much fun learning.. #visualdiscrimination

4. ACTION CARDS-A gross motor skills activity.. Do the actions according to the animal action cards.

5. I SPY: Finding the hidden animal in the kinetic sand using the brush. #finemotorskills #ispy 

6 .PUZZLES: Athilan is a crazy for puzzles. Here are few puzzles based on puzzles

        a. Identification: Name the animal figurines and match them by arranging the four piece puzzles            

            b. Animal home- Two piece puzzles with which he learnt animals and their homes

            c. A set of four piece puzzles to identify the animals, animal patterns and their foot prints

 

d. A set of wild animals puzzles with multiple pieces 

7. BOOKS ON OUR SHELF :          

           a. 123 to the zoo by ERIC CARLE        

            b. K is for kissing a cool Kangaroo by Giles andreae            

            c. Little beauty by ANTHONY BROWNIE            

            d. Cave baby by JULIA DONALDSON       

             e. My Zoo by ROD CAMPBELL         

             f. I SPY with my little eye by EDWARD    

             g. Brown paper bear 

     will post the detailed reviews of this books as a separate post

Recommended books for the age group 6 months to 3 years..

A list of 5 books which we enjoyed reading at home from rhymes to classic… , which I read with my son Athilan personally in my own style …

NURSERY RHYMES

Author: JAN LEWIS 

A wonderful nursery rhymes book with 4 rhymes Old MacDonald had a farm, one two buckle my shoe, round and round the garden, this little pig for toddlers…It has exuberant illustrations.. A wonderful sing along book

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