Thursday, September 30, 2010
Butterfly Garden when we were back in Toronto hence decided to let the kids have a chance to be up close with the butterflies. Furthermore, it's only available to people in transit, arrival or departure so since we will be arriving at T1, would like to take a peek at this world's first Butterfly Garden built in an airport!
The girls were a little apprehensive when they have butterflies fluttering near them, squealing a little when the butterflies attempt to make a landing on them! However, I can see they still enjoyed looking at the pretty butterflies. A nice little butterfly garden to visit!
Monday, September 20, 2010
The Royal Ontario Museum was having some Mid-Autumn festival events going on on Sunday. (The actual day of the festival falls on 22 Sept this year). So we decided to check out the museum as well to participate in some of the kids activities there. We had some Lanterns making fun there!
Have not eaten any mooncake so far. Hope to eat some when we are back in Singapore!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
|collection for our leaves pressing|
We were at Allans Garden again, for kids to feed and chase the squirrels and birds. Then, leisurely as we walk, I saw some yellow and red maple leaves on the ground. I looked up, and hey a couple of trees have their leaves turning colour. I was really surprised and happy about it because I didn't expect to see a little of the autumn leaves before I leave Toronto next week. Autumn usually starts the last week of Sept.
Some SG friends who are working in New York City has mentioned they felt that the fall has been overated. Then, i thought maybe ya, probably I won't be as excited if i really see the autumn scene hence we decided not to extend our stay another week.
However, after the garden experience, I beg to differ. I realised I was excited about seeing just a tinge of red leaves on the tree . So pretty they looked! It's not like back in Singapore where the trees are green throughout the year without the four seasons.
Now, secretly hoping that autumn will come earlier so I can see more of the autumn red here in the next few days!!
Monday, September 13, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I really loved challenging my kids with the puzzles. I remembered introducing puzzles to my elder girl at 2.5 years old with a more difficult 16 pcs puzzle, those with rounded tabs on each side and have to interlock them. By 3, she was piecing 100pcs! She was doing more out of memory I guessed because she was piecing it over and over again at least 3 times a day!
So hey parents, challenge your toddler with some simple puzzles first. Introducing puzzles at an early stage can help toddlers to develop their motor ,cognitive and hand-eye skills. Also, depending on the theme of the puzzle, can also teach them to speak and learn new words. Did I mention about memory skills?