Toothbrush Spray Painting: Tree of Hearts

KT and I engaged ourselves in toothbrush spray painting one lazy evening. It’s nothing new. Am sure we’ve all done it as kids back in school. But still it was a good time-pass!

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Check out our tree of hearts 馃槈

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Later, while cleaning all the mess, I found the cut-out paper heart stencils, now colored in spray paint, too cute to be thrown away! So I put them to better use 馃槈

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Hand-print Peacock: Happy Teacher’s Day

Ever since I came across this craft here, I’ve been looking for an occasion to make KT do it for someone. With Teacher’s Day round the corner, I thought it will be a nice idea to make KT do it for her teacher.

Although a very simple craft, KT was super thrilled to get her hands messy. I really liked the way it turned out. KT loved it too. She kept exclaiming, “Amma, peacock so beautiful!” She liked it so much that she didn’t want to give it to her teacher. I packed it in her school bag and had to convince her that we’ll do one more once she returns from school!

I look forward to the day KT will write her own note of appreciation to the special people in her life. Until then, it is my duty. I added a small note behind the sheet for the teacher thanking her for the positive influence she has on KT and the many things she patiently teaches the kids.

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A truly special teacher is very wise, and sees tomorrow in every child’s eyes.聽 ~Author Unknown

Do something special for your child’s teacher! They deserve a token of appreciation!

Toy Review: Magnetic Tiles by Pythagoras People

This is a very special birthday gift KT got from my parents this year. It’s special not only because it came from my parents, it’s special considering the distance it travelled and the number of people who helped in bringing it over. My dad first saw this set at a friend’s house in Singapore and kept raving about it. He didn’t know how to describe it. He said, “It’s something like building blocks, but not blocks!” I had no clue what he was trying to say. He was so impressed that he asked one of our friends in Japan to pick one for KT. And that’s where it’s two month long journey began. It flew from Japan –> Singapore –>Kerala –> Tamil Nadu and finally made it to our home in Hyderabad!

Magnetic Tiles Pack

It was only after seeing it, I kinda figured what Dad was trying to say. It’s a set of magnetic tiles in different geometrical shapes. It’s designed in such a way, that the corners of one tile gets stuck to another in any direction. It’s designed for 2 – 6 years olds. Younger kids can have fun sticking the tiles together and creating basic 2D shapes, while older kids can create structures and animals using the instruction sheet and their creativity!

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All the instructions are in Japanese. But fret not! It comes with diagrams, plain and simple, that anyone to understand! This set improves the child’s logic and mathematical reasoning. It is also said to provide stimulus to the right side brain while kids use their creativity. And encourages the child to proceed from 2D to 3D thinking patterns!

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KT and her friends love this set! They play with it almost every other day. They make doll houses and castles!

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I am not sure if it’s available in India. However, though not the exact ones, there are similar magnetic tiles available on Amazon!

Thank you dad and all those who lugged it around for us! We appreciate it =)