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MomBloggersPlanet Cutest Baby with TOYS Contest

Once again MomBloggersPlanet has come out its monthly Cutest Baby Photo Contest and this round, the theme for August is CUTEST BABY WITH TOY(S). As usual, Photobook Malaysia & AliceWonders are the sponsors for this awesome contest.

Let’s check it out what is IN for you that you can try your luck when participating…here’s the clues…..

Hey, stop complaining that I just pasted pictures clue for you. If you keen to know more, just click on the upper contest banner or you can click those two sponsors, have a look on the contest details… & make sure you join as well! Hurry! Still got time to grab your chance to win those coooollll prizes!!

Now, to my contest entry…..


It has been said that play is children’s work. Play gives children fun and joy, develops a child’s personality, helping them to realise their potential and experience the satisfaction of success. It opens them to creativity and imagination, develop speech, reading, thinking, problem solving and fine motor skills. It is also integral to help a child manage emotions, develop values and understand and interpret the world around them.

Each child differ in terms of all aspect of development so the needs of each child will vary greatly.Children need the freedom to change the course of their activity and develop independence in thought and ideas. Bearing this in mind,toys play an integral part in the learning process and a variety of well chosen toys help towards each child’s individual development. As a child grow, his need will change with his age and differing abilities and interests.

Do you remember how it was when you were a child? Your main activity was playing, isn’t it? You needed toys and your parents were supposed to provide that for you.

Now you are a parent and you are in the same situation as your parents years ago. You are looking for toys that your child will like. That’s why you must know how to choose the right toys.

Here is some guidelines in terms of safety on choosing toys…

Toys should meet safety regulations for age

  • Sturdy, unbreakable, not likely to break into small pieces and strongly enough for child to stand on or in.
  • Non-toxic materials
  • No sharp point or edges
  • Too large to be lodged in windpipe, ears, nostrils
  • No detachable small parts
  • No parts that could pinch or entrap fingers, toes, hair
  • No put together with easily exposed straight pins, sham wires, nails
  • No electrical parts, unless supervised by adults

When you offer a toy, don’t just let your child play by himself. Get involved in your child’s play. A parent is a child’s first and best friend.

As for myself, I did invest plenty of toys for both my boys. Baby Hambali is considered lucky as from time to time he is inheriting toys of his ‘Abang’ that Abang has outgrew. Nevertheless, I make it a point to purchase few toys for Baby Hambali, just to be fair.

How far I would go to care for Baby Hambali’s learning needs is a subjective issue. Why? As I did mentioned in above paragraphs that the needs of each child will vary greatly, it has proven that baby Hambali has develop his own preference in choosing which toys cater to his needs.

Let’s take a peek of Baby Hambali’s belongings for his work-play….

This is Baby Hambali’s Toys’ Box

This is Baby Hambali’s Books’ Box

So….which contents of which box,
do you think Baby Hambali’s prefer most to ‘work-play’?

Aha! All the time, he would take out all his books and then read from one book to another, and even from his toys’ box, he simply took the Electronic Book & ignore the rest of the toys….

On top of that every morning inside the car, Baby Hambali insisted his Mama to read his collection of favourite books and those books is stored inside the car.If his Mama forget that routine, he will start making a fuss.Later on home sweet home in nighttime,sometimes he would pick up any of his ‘regular’ book, approached his Mama who might be busy with routine household chores asking to be read.

Realizing that Baby Hambali love books so much, his Mama managed to find a great book upon by chance on one fine day….

Have a look!

The best thing about this book is like a package of book & toy together! All-in-one! Any child would not only being introduced to book or getting to love book but there’s plenty of fine-motor skills activity to make the child busy practising his skill! It is definitely adapting the Montessories approach whereby the Practical Living Skill in one of it’s curriculum.

Imagine that one day Baby Hambali will be able to button his shirt, buckle his belt & tie his shoes all done by himself! Oh, his Mama is really getting excited with this one! 😛

See how delighted Baby Hambali is
with his new “My Quiet Book”!

Name : Hambali bin Hasrat
Date of Birth : 12th June, 2008

Guess that Baby Hambali and book(s) is inseparable.
A book defined by Baby Hambali has dual role :
Book = A Book + A Toy

Hanz’s Note: This chat is STICKY MODE till 10.00 pm, 14th August 09.

August 14, 2009 - Posted by | Attachment Parenting, Child's Play, Early Childhood Education, Hanz in Contest, Hanz's Boys, Hanz's Products Reviews, Natural Parenting


  1. good luck babe. i ada byk pics baby SN dgn toys tp idea x mari pula utk mengarang. harap2 smpt mengarang sblm closing date mlm ni huuhuhuhu

    Comment by yatie chomeyl | August 14, 2009 | Reply

  2. Yup Yatie! Moga2 idea kreatif u mari b4 deadline. Thanks!Psstt…me tengah cari gambar or maybe snap gambar baru for your contest..harap2 antara yang bertuah..

    Comment by Hanz | August 14, 2009 | Reply

  3. wa.. bagusnya hambali, rajin baca buku! 🙂 **banyaknya toys dia.. hihi 🙂

    Comment by Zuhaini | August 14, 2009 | Reply

  4. Rajin adik rajin…rajin la belajar.. bila besar nanti.. boleh tunjuk ajar.. ayah juga ibu gembira selalu…melihat adikku..rajin baca buku…hehehehe

    Comment by miela77 | August 14, 2009 | Reply

  5. Zu…itulah..dia memang ngadap buku jer…teringin gak nak tambah toy dia coz banyak toy abang dia masih kukuh jadi pas kat dialah. Ada belikan 5 bola macam2 bentuk tu pun dia kurang minat, buku jugak ditujunya… 😛

    Comment by Hanz | August 14, 2009 | Reply

  6. Miela..selamat datang! Nanti me singgah umah Miela pulak, yer.. :>He,he, me memang suka lagu tu dari dulu…

    Comment by Hanz | August 14, 2009 | Reply

  7. bagus lah hamabali… friendly with book..anak2 ku.. buku2 byk yg dah koyak.. bertampal2 dgn selotap.. depan ibu depa tak buat projek… bila ibu tak nampak, depa buat projek 'kecai2' kan buku…. sedey tau..buku yg jenis cloth je yg tak koyak.. yg board @ kertas keras pun dah jadi cerai-berai..gud luck hambali..

    Comment by kakyong | August 14, 2009 | Reply

  8. Salam hanz…Wahh… berinfo sgt.. boleh menang nih… gud luck ye… 🙂 Banyak toys and book hambali ye.. 🙂

    Comment by UmmiKhayra | August 14, 2009 | Reply

  9. Kakyong, alhamdulillah baby Hambali handle buku with care even yang kertas biasa jer..tapi pelik bila majalah dia koyakkan, ekekekekek Thanks Auntie! – baby hambali

    Comment by Hanz | August 14, 2009 | Reply

  10. Salam kembali UmiKhayra..terima kasih

    Comment by Hanz | August 14, 2009 | Reply

  11. wah ..ur baby look so excited to play with that book..i like …hehhe:) gud luck yang ..i pun baru sempat masuk that contest .. ehhhe.. letak satu jenis toys jer .waakkka..

    Comment by Watie Aziz | August 14, 2009 | Reply

  12. good luck hanz.. i doakan u menang…

    Comment by azzamoro | August 14, 2009 | Reply

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