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How to make a baby chick using popsicle sticks

How to make a baby chick using popsicle sticks

Arts and crafts are without doubt one of the best way for children to learn and grow in a creative and fun way. Not only does it develop their fine motor skills, it also helps to regulate their emotions and demonstrate self control and patience. […]

The power of healing through ART

The power of healing through ART

Do you feel the lack of confidence? Have you ever think that you are not artistic? Have you ever think that you are not creative? Have you ever feel so stuck or stressed out that you need some way of release? Pastel Nagomi Art (PNA) […]

Cool craft activity after reading children’s book

Cool craft activity after reading children’s book

We love to make reading and learning fun. One of the ways to make it fun is to include activity before, during or/and after reading a children’s storybook. Not forgetting to read it with loads of love, actions, and emotions so that your child can […]

Our little chicky craft for CNY

Our little chicky craft for CNY

This year is the year of the Rooster. To get smarties into the mood and understand better what rooster year is all about, we went to the library and borrowed some books about Rooster year (according to the Chinese Zodiac) and about Chinese New Year. […]

So you think tracing is nothing great?

So you think tracing is nothing great?

They are many methods of learning and tracing is one of them but tracing is also a method that most of us overlooked. What is so great about tracing? It’s just an action where the child follows and draw/write. It’s just like copying. Well, it may […]

Evolve with Pokemon Evolution Cards

Evolve with Pokemon Evolution Cards

Recently saw a post on Internet where they made Pokemon evolution cards. Those who play Pokemon will know what I mean. Some of the Pokemon have different evolutionary stages. Here’s how the evolution looks like: Image from http://pokemondb.net/evolution The cards that I was referring to are not those […]

Most entertaining and messy ice-cream craft ever!

Most entertaining and messy ice-cream craft ever!

Since gor gor started his primary journey, his time is always spent around homework, English spelling, Chinese 听写 and preparation for the many many mini tests. No matter what, I would still try my best to squeeze in some mini art and craft time for […]

Craft time for Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

Craft time for Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

Every 15th of day of the 8th month according to the Chinese Lunar calendar, the Mid-Autumn Festival is the second next grandest festival after Chinese New Year in China. Countries such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Korea also celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival as well. What […]

Crafts for Teachers’ Day :)

Crafts for Teachers’ Day :)

Whenever there’s any occasion like Mother’s day, Father’s day, Grandparent’s day, we always make something nice (we considered it nice because of time, effort and thoughts were put into it) for that special someone. No doubt for this year’s Teacher’s day, smarties made something for […]

Homeschooling night @ Singapore Night Festival 2016

Homeschooling night @ Singapore Night Festival 2016

You may be thinking what does Singapore Night Festival got to do with homeschooling. Well, this year’s night festival’s theme is Inventions and Innovation where they aim to bring science fiction and fantasy together through the arts. Smarties at this age especially are very good with creativity […]