Sunday, 20 May 2012

Fruits - Learning vocabulary

Paul is learning lots of new vocabulary in English since he started school; which is great! I was worried, though, that he is missing learning new vocabulary in Spanish, specially regarding things we do not have here in Rwanda. What about melons? We never eat them here!

I went to look for some pictures in internet to color; I took the resource website from the Catalan government; there are quite some nice pictures to be downloaded here. I printed them in an A4, and we colored them together. Then I took an A3 and we glued them and put the names. Paul still wanted to re-draw the fruits himself; which made it look a bit nicer. See the result below! 

Now the poster hangs in his playing room, and is a good reminder as well to talk about some basic vocabulary in Spanish. I am planning to do the same with the names of vegetables, winter clothes, etc, I keep you posted!

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Shopping in Fladder & Beer

During our last visit to the Netherlands, we went for a short visit to Fladder en Beer, a children clothes shop in Leiden.

People think that shopping for clothes is something for girls, but I think that is just a general statement, since boys can enjoy it all the same. Fladder en Beer has very beautiful handmade and colorful clothes, way out of the general trend of having pink-only for girls and grey/ dark blue for boys. Paul really insisted in having a green sweater with animals, and chose an animals-covered jacket for Anna.

If you have the chance to be in Leiden, do not miss the chance to drop by. And the owner Annelies will make sure as well that your child is entertained, since the shop has a small corner with toys to play with and a table to draw. Enjoy!

Thursday, 3 May 2012

Paper flower

Here comes a very easy activity for pre-schoolers, and it can be done very easily at home. Simply draw something simple in a piece of paper, and have your child gluing small pieces of paper (preferably colored) into it.

The only thing you have to take into account is the glue. I tried different kinds of glue, and some of them are really too difficult to be used by 2 or 4 year-olds. Either the glue gets dry and stuck very easily, or you have to be Superman to get some glue out of the bottle. Now we are using Pritt in a liquid version, and that works fine even for Anna.

Enjoy crafting!


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