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HS 501: Learning About Dinosaur

A backdated Chat & 1st attempt implementing the Thematic Approach in our Homeschool.

I was keen on Dinosaur Exposure for Hanafi exactly right after I read an entry in Mummy Intan & Farrahar. They went to the recent Monster & Dinosaur Exhibition, held at Mid Valley last 18th April to 17th May. So, I said to dear hubby, “Let’s bring our boys there too!”

Before the trip, I purposely intoduced Dinosaur to Hanafi by using this book….

I asked him, what he look forward when we are in the Dino’s Exhibition…he just smiled & shrugged his shoulder…hemmm..he had no idea… ;P

At the Dino’s Exhibition, there was nothing much you can do so snapping a picture was the most possible way. Snap-snap…

Cute aah the Dinosaur’s Egg? At first, Hanafi was so excited but slowly the excitement faded & he started to feel scared instead…he refused to take a picture with the Dinos… 😛

Too bad Baby Hambali was sleeping the whole time despite the commotion surrounded him..he,he. He finally woke uo when we’re about to leave the place.

Later, on the very same day, I bought Dinosaur toys for Hanafi for some sort of reinforcement.

It was funny that Hanafi kept on categorizing the Dinosaur to ‘Good Dinos’ & ‘Bad Dinos’ just by their looks.

We also let him watch 2 Dino’s Movies – ‘The Jurassic Park’ & ‘Dinosaurs’ over the weekend.

He told us he enjoyed watching both movies! Aahhh, he finally smitten!

Lastly, a bit of Drawing

then a Collage…

Can you guess the name of the 3 Dinosaurs of Hanafi’s Creations?

June 11, 2009 Posted by | Child's Play, Early Childhood Education, Homeschooling, Natural Parenting | 7 Comments

Babywearing = Keeping your baby happy + Getting on with your life

:: An excerpt courtesy of ::

Babywearing’s great for you:

  • Cook dinner during the “arsenic hour” and soothe your baby at the same time
    Do the gardening, chores, socialise, even dance, while providing a stimulating learning environment for your baby
  • Breastfeed hands-free while on the phone or shopping
  • Keep your baby close and happy while playing with your toddler
  • Get some exercise (walking) while your baby sleeps
  • No need to lug around an awkward, heavy carseat, or battle getting a stroller into your car, onto a bus or up stairs.

It’s also great for your baby:

  • Babies cry less. Research has shown that babies who are carried cry (on average) 43% less overall and 54% less during the evening hours (1). In cultures where babies are carried almost continuously, babies cry much less than those in non-carrying cultures (2-6).
  • Good for baby’s mental development. Babies spend more time in a “quiet, alert state” when carried – the ideal state for learning. Their senses are stimulated while being carried (yet there is a place to retreat too). When carried, your baby sees the world from where you do, instead of the ceiling above his crib or people’s knees from a stroller. And the extra stimulation benefits brain development.
  • Good for baby’s emotional development. Babies are quickly able to develop a sense of security and trust when they are carried. They are more likely to be securely attached to their care-giver/s (7) and often become independent at an earlier age (8).
  • Good for baby’s physical development. By being so close to your body’s rhythms, your newborn “gets in rhythm” much more quickly. Your heartbeat, breathing, voice and warmth are all familiar. Research has shown how this helps newborns (especially premature babies) to adapt to life outside the womb (9).
  • Good for babies whose mums are depressed. Babies who are not held need more verbal interaction and eye contact, just to be reassured that you’re there. Carrying your baby is a great way to connect with her (and provide stimulation too) without the “burden” of having to interact (10). Of course your baby is “right there” to enjoy whenever you feel like snuggling, kissing or talking.

June 11, 2009 Posted by | Attachment Parenting, Babywearing, Natural Parenting, Worth-read Articles | 5 Comments