Friday, March 18, 2011

19 Mar '11 Manila Online Wealth Breakthrough Seminar

Image courtesy of Jomar Hilario

I'm so psyched! I'm attending the Online Wealth Breakthrough Seminar
tomorrow :D I've attended Jomar's previous seminars so I know I can
expect this to be a fun learning experience!

I'll be posting my learnings at ekodigo.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Sensory Table Activity: "Jello"

Little M is now 1 year and 1 month. Apparently at this age, the little ones
start discovering their likes and dislikes. It seems Little M has developed a
dislike for mush. Wet and dry are okay. It's the soft and mushy that seems
to bother him. Thus, I decided to do a Sensory Table activity.

A Sensory Table is a "container" that kids can use for exploratory play.
I am using the word container loosely as I've seen people use tables,
plastic containers, cardboard boxes and just about anything that
is safe for child's play. Yes it is play but there is a whole lot of learning
behind it.

You can do many things with a Sensory Table. But of course there is the
age appropriate factor. Little M often attempts to put things inside his
mouth so I was challenged to work with edible materials.

Our first sensory table activity made use of red agar (also known as
gulaman). We had a small container of agar and a tray to catch the
goop that oozed out. Note to self: use a bigger container the next
time! Our play time lasted for around 5 minutes. Then M was off to
playing with other toys.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Lego Engineering

Photo courtesy of Lego

I am "math-challenged".

Not in a real world sense ---
I am pretty good at working the spreadsheet to submit my reports.
But in an academic point of view ---
I will suck at mental math even if my life depended on it.

This explains my semi-obsession with making sure that my kid/s
turn out to be a better version of me.

Lego Engineering seems like a cool way to teach math and science
to kids. Yes, you read that right. And yes, I kid you not.

If you're a skeptic, scoot over to the 30min mark. It just might make
you jump over to the beginning of the presentation.