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New Enrichment Class!

After rockclimbing, Kor Kor has started gym class!

I can’t say much about whether the class is good, cos I don’t really get to be in the class. We can look at the kids through the big glass window, but that’s about it. Asked Kor Kor whether he enjoyed the class, he always said yes. OK…

But I am much happier with the environment! The gym school is at East Coast Park, so while Kor Kor is in class, the younger ones get to spend the one hour at the beach. (Instead of just waiting for him like what we did at The Rock School.) After class ends, we fetch Kor Kor together and return to the beach for more outdoor play.

Since we are already at ECP, we make use of its other facilities too!

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Learning to cycle

 

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Cllmb a tree!

 

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Long kang fishing

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Beach Morning

Gonna try making the picnic a weekly event. Otherwise it would be very late by the time we finished eating our breakfast and it would be too hot for much outdoor activity!

(When we reached East Coast Park at 8am+, we saw families with young children already leaving! Gosh, what unearthly time did they reach?? But good, it would be very cool so early in the morning.)

I attempted to make a sandcastle with them, but they were more interesting in kicking it down!

I attempted to make a sandcastle with them, but they were more interesting in kicking it down!

They made a cake and put candles (twigs) on it and decorated with stones & seashells.

They made a cake and put candles (twigs) on it and decorated with stones & seashells.

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Sensory Play

I must admit, I believe in play for my children not just for the sake of play itself, but because I think it helps to boost their intelligence in some way too. From what I’ve read, sensory play helps to build neural pathways. But then, the two boys have done sensory play SO MANY times by now, I guess they have probably hit the ceiling to the number of ‘bonus’ neural pathways :p

So why still more sensory play? Because it is relaxing. They might be very engrossed in the activity and having great fun and learning AND it’s soothing! Soothing for the brain, soothing for the eyes, soothing from the typical crazy hyperactiveness of young kids. (Maybe ‘hyperactivity’ is the grammatically correct word? But dun care, I feel ‘hyperactiveness’ seems more apt here :p)

And oh, I also believe being relaxed is good for the brain too! : )

While thinking about how to write this post, I realise one of my most important ‘KPI’ for my children is to be relaxed – to have an unhurried, free to play, free to read, free to do nothing childhood. Hmm, but it’s not so easy la – even though they don’t need to go to school or attend any enrichment classes, there’s still have limited free FREE time. I shall do a post on our daily routine soon!

(KPI is Key Performance Indicator)