BATHROOM ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN

Do you have a young child who does a lot of delaying tactics or simply refuses when you say “It’s bathtime!”? Normally, it’s effective to tell a child beforehand about an event that’s about to take place. “Son, we will take a bath in 5 minutes.” Then, give a choice. “Would you like to take a bath in your bathroom, or Mama’s bathroom?” “Would you like to play first, or read while waiting?” “Would you like to choose which towel […]

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RECIPE: VEGAN BANANA OAT PANCAKE

Here’s an easy-to-make pancake. But before I share the details, let me say that this will not taste like the Pinoy pancake we grew up with. Typically, for many of us, the pancakes taste sweet. Putting any sweetener of your choice here is optional. Also, I won’t be putting the measurements because we just played around with it. Haha. INGREDIENTS: * Banana (mashed) * Oats (rolled, processed through a food processor if possible. if not, it will still work) * […]

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RECIPE: FRIED CAULI RICE WITH SALTED EGG

My husband gave me a bouquet of veggies for Valentine’s Day. Why? Because I don’t like cut flowers (so he never gave me real cut flowers) and we are vegetarians! It was my perfect excuse to make cauli rice. See, I love the idea of cauliflower rice – it’s low carb, healthy, and normally really good in taste. BUUUT…I cannot justify eating it everyday because really, in Manila, cauliflowers are expensive. Even at its cheaper range (like PHP 50-70 per […]

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RECIPE: VEGAN ARROZ CALDO (PORRIDGE)

Hello! I often get questions on what we eat at home, so little by little, I’ll be sharing Daday’s Recipes here. We are not fully vegan, but have been vegetarian for about 10 years now. Here’s one we love eating at home. It’s also only the dish where we use white rice instead of our usual (red or mountain rice). My son learned eating through baby-led weaning (BLW), so he only got a taste of this breakfast porridge long after […]

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GROSS MOTOR MOVEMENT TOOL: YOUR GOOD, OLD LADDER

Gross Motor Skills — I cannot even begin to stress how important it is to allow a child work on this (For a quick read on what they are and why they’re important, click THIS). By nature, they know. They know they need to move in all sorts of ways (from walking to running to skipping to moving side to side to…falling, yes falling!) so that they can acquire the skills necessary for their own development, and sometimes, as parents, […]

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QUICK DIY: LIGHTBOX TABLE

I’ve always wanted a lightbox table, but my husband hasn’t found time to make one. In the meantime, I brought our container from IKEA (that I bought with this DIY lightbox in mind) and did an easy, quick DIY lightbox table that we could bring with us anywhere anytime. MATERIALS NEEDED: Frosted Container/ Box (ours is from IKEA, you can check their containers for their Trofast/ Flisat line). You can also use glass if you’re comfortable with glass. A camping […]

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OUR CHRISTMAS SHELF 2018: EASY-TO-SETUP ACTIVITIES FOR OUR 2-YEAR-OLD

Our Christmas shelves are up in time for December! These are the activities I put on our 25-month-old’s shelves based on his current interests and skills. Hope this inspires you to observe your child and follow his/her lead, too. I put 2 years old on the title in case that’s what you’re looking for, but really, each child is different, with different interests and skill levels, so hope these give you an idea on how you can present your materials […]

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OUR CHRISTMAS SETUP 2018

Year 2018. My son is now 2 years old. 25 months to be exact as I write this. Last year, I decorated our home for Christmas by following his lead. This year is the same – but with a few changes and additions depending on his current interests and skills. If you want to see how I decorated last year, go HERE. Our living room looks similar from last year – still a fun game in the middle for everyone! […]

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DIY PROJECT: HOMEMADE WATERCOLOR SET

Publishing my 2014 post on DIY Watercolor Set from my other blog here since I figured many parents will also appreciate this! A really easy and fun way do make your own watercolor set. And the best part is – everything is actually edible, so you know the exact ingredients of your child’s material. Just a note: I know it says it lasts for a long time in the video I will share down below, but in my experience, it […]

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QUICK DIY: MATCHING WORK FOR TODDLERS

Matching work is one of the activities Montessori parents do that I easily loved (just by looking at their photos). I was eager to see it in action, but I really want my son to own the discovery for many things, so I patiently waited, and sometime on his 18th or 19th month, I think – he just suddenly started matching and it was probably one of the most exciting days around here for me. I need to stress this […]

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