Saturday, March 26, 2011

Bugs Garden Party

Well, as you are already know, here at LittleLand we always keep our children busy learning while having fun.

First we brought our children on a field trip to Penang Butterfly Farm. Our trip was a great success and the children had a wonderful time walking around the farm full of beautiful butterflies.

With the excitement from the Butterfly Farm still in the air, we had the children spent their times outdoors for our Bugs Garden Party. They marched themselves from one station to another and completed all activities with great energy. We made hand print caterpillar, hunting for bugs hidden in the sandpit, scooping ice cube bugs from cold icy water, planting pots of sunflower seeds and snacking different types of fruit The Very Hungry Caterpillar was hungry for.

Enjoy the clip as much as I enjoyed chasing after the children taking all these photos..

Friday, November 26, 2010

Halloween Party

The children had fun in our Halloween Pyjamas Party. The children performed their Halloween chants, making jellies, art & crafts and learning to trick or treat!played games and had fun trick or treating.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Toddlers Picnic Day

The month of Aug was dedicated to learning about Food. We started off talking about different types of Malaysian food, food pyramid, reading food labels, how to eat healthily, different types of food served in each meal, how to set table for lunch, napkin folding and table manners.

Our toddlers had a picnic at our school garden. They learned about sharing, taking turns, how to eat properly and how not to waste food.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Wild Animals

The theme of the Wild Animals let us re-visit Zoology unit we learned earlier this year in March. We have created many types of animals at the art corner, walked like an elephant, slithered like a snake, hopped like a kangaroo. For Sensorial activity, we shown the children different types of habitat that these wild animals are living. The children have really liked exploring many jungle animals. The toddlers always surprise us with the different sounds that these wild animals make by listening to the story of Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What do you hear? by Eric Carle.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

July News

Our theme in July is Wild Animals. Through our study of wild animals, the children will become familiar with the names and homes of the many zoo animals and we will be talking about endangered animals and at the same time we will create awareness to children on how to preserve their habitats. Younger children will be read a book by Eric Carle, Polar Bear, Polar Bear, what do you hear? They will learn the different sounds these animals in the book are making.

Some of the experiences planned for this theme :
o Sensorial activity – touch different types of fabric materials such as wool from hair/fur and leather from skin.
o Science Culture table – children will be working with toy animals and place them in each habitat that these animals live, some prefer icy cold land, muddy places, some animals prefer grassy land or water.

Friday, June 18, 2010

June Holiday Workshops

We're very happy to announce our first batch of June Holidays Crafty Time sessions, led by scrap expert Joyce ended with a blast! The children learned new skills and produced loads of fun and creative art projects and their felt sewing projects, including cute stuffed donuts, cool book cover and bags for all stuff.

I loved sewing myself as a child and it is a wonderful thing to pass on to the kids. I have been very keen in making sewing available to children and hope to break down some of the barriers associated sewing with it being a girl thing. My intention is only to make sewing fun for children and for them to pick this as a new hobby...who knows one day they will become one of the world's top fashion designers?

The children learned to sew using needle and thread and two basic stiches. Backstitch is the strongest hand stitch and is used to imitate machine stitches and herringbone stitch and it is used to hold down a hem. This is a decorative stitch and could be used on the outside of a piece of clothing.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Parents' Day

What a great Parents Day! Today, the weather was so kind to us and our parents and children thoroughly enjoyed our first ever Parents Day. Huge thanks to all of you who came and cheerfully participated in all activities with your child. Thank you, parents, for sharing your precious children with us. Thank you for the privilege of allowing us to take part in their early years. Thanks go out to our teachers and helpers for making this event a success.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June News

Last month have seemed to pass us by very quickly! Teachers have been busy for the coming up Parents’ Day and our Parent Teacher Meeting. We would like to thank all parents for taking the time to come and discuss with us about your child. A gentle reminder, kindly sign and return the progress reports by this week.

We have had such wonderful changes in the Toddlers class. We have the classroom walls newly painted. Last month our focus was Colours and Shapes. We sang the classical song I Can Sing A Rainbow in order to help the children learn the colours of the rainbow. They learned about primary and secondary colours. The children also created many beautiful artworks from this unit. The children will continue to be able to use many different materials and techniques to create their art for the rest of the year. We will be increasing the amount of free art projects to allow their creativity to flourish.

We are pleased that Ms. Joyce a local artist is willing to spare her busy time to organise holiday art workshops for our children during this coming 2 weeks school holidays. These programmes stressed on child’s creativity and encourage the child to think out of the box. We will be using a vast variety of art tools, recyclable materials, lolly sticks, egg cartons, paper plates, dollies, old magazines, fabrics, buttons, etc.

This month we will be learning all about Nursery Rhymes. Nursery rhymes stimulate memory, improve language skills, develop appreciation for music, enrich vocabulary, develop phonemic awareness, encourage thinking skill and they are fun!

Some of the activities that we will do :
- Sing along with the nursery rhymes and learn rhyming words
- Learn prepositions on, in, above, under, behind, in front with Humpty Dumpty
- Experiment with sink and float using Jack and Jill’s pail
- Learn time with Hickory Dickory Dock
- Learn pairing and matching with Hey Diddle Diddle
- Learn tonque twister with Peter Piper

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Teachers' Day

On 16th May was Teacher’s Day. We had a week long Teacher Appreciation Week from 10th – 14th May. Children were invited to send their appreciation to their teachers on these days.

Thank you children and parents for showering us with lots of gifts and flowers. You really lighted up our lives!

Bugs Garden Party

Well, as you are already know, here at LittleLand we always keep our children busy learning while having fun. First we brought our children...