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Playdate #17

This week’s playdate is a tad more special, because it’s Faith’s birthday! Mummy L requested to host the playdate, so that she can “cater” the snack, which was Faith’s birthday cake. I thought it was really nice that we got to celebrate her special day with her, especially since the children (and mums) have become friends. 

Mummy C’s older son, JD, has just started his school holidays, and will be joining our playdates from now on as an “assistant teacher”, and I thought he was quite a good help! He played with the younger ones during our free play segment, and led the action songs at the end of our playdate too.

Free Play


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Mummy E started our playdate by leading us in the Good Morning song, before getting the children to choose a sea creature puzzle each, and singing the Animals song.

Good morning, friends!


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Working on their puzzles


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Mummy C read Rainbow Fish to the children, and engaged the children by getting them to point out the different sea creatures on the pages. I liked the moral of the story, though I’m not sure if the children really understood it.

Rainbow Fish


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For craft, Mummy L taught the children how to make their own fish with cupcake liners, and triangles. I especially liked how she got them to create bubbles by stamping the end of a straw on an inkpad, then onto their papers. So clever! She was also very thoughtful in giving JD a separate, more challenging craft, and he was so happy to be able to work on it by himself.

Fish!


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Fish-making in progress


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Group shot


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Mummy J read a Chinese story to the children, with the animals hiding under the flaps for them to lift and discover.

Chinese


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After Chinese was snack time, and the children were all so excited to see the birthday cake with candles on it. All of them enjoyed eating it as well, except Noah, who spat it out, so I greedily gobbled up the entire huge slice by myself. No wonder I can’t lose weight…

I’m two!


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The birthday girl and her mum


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Blessed birthday, Faith!


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Snacking on grapes instead


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I took on the Practical Life segment, and set up six different stations: cutting with a knife, cutting with scissors, lacing, fishing, jigsaw puzzles, and a simple matching puzzle. I think the kids were really excited about using the scissors, though they definitely need a lot more practice with it.

Cutting with a knife


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Cutting with scissors


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Lacing


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Fishing (You can read my post on how to make your own fishing game here)


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Jigsaw puzzles


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Simple matching game (You can download the free materials for this from my post here)


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JD led the action songs and closing song with his mum, and the little ones were very enthusiastic in doing the actions with him.

The Wheels on the Bus


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Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star


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We’ll be moving on to Transportation from next week on, and I think the children will really enjoy the next theme as well. Looking forward to learning more with this little group!

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