Family Crafts Project Series

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Gadget review: Easyย Knit Set (Paper Craft)

Though we prefer sourcing edu-toys from the UK and US, I get to see new gadgets regularly at my Nigerian suppliers, and most are straight from China to Nigeria. I say this because most Nigerian importers from China don’t care about quality products, most of the products you find in the markets here areย  very cheap quality that won’t last. It took me a while to get an importer from china who cared about the quality of her products. I now have about 3 good quality importers, and though the English instructions written on the edu-toys might not be perfect, the gadgets really do work.

One of such is this lovely Paper Weaving contraption, I feel in love with it at first sight. When I bought it, my first daughter was 8yrs old. She has an artistic streak just like her mom so it was an ideal Ramadan gift for her.

Throughout the month, she was hooked and I also had a go at it myself (couldn’t help it)!

Check out my attempt at using the set to make a cute & chic handbag with paper. (Below) Continue reading

Toddlersโ€ฆโ€ฆand their amazing thought patterns! (Part 1)

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thinkToddler thinking skills includes the ability to remember things, solve problems, use imagination, reasoning, gathering, organizing and evaluating experiences. There are what are called milestones for every aspect of child development, and this includes cognitive development. A developmental milestone is an ability that is achieved by most children by a certain age.

Every child moves to his own cognitive milestones at his own pace, but most toddlers demonstrate specific thinking skills around the same age range.

My ever-energetic 2ยฝyear old wanted to tell me about an incident that happened regarding death. Continue reading

The Learning Process

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What does โ€œLEARNโ€ mean?

To learn is to gain knowledge or skill from experience or from being taught, a complex process that involves steps or stages on which further learning is based.

  • The organ of Learning is the BRAIN

The brain is the command center of the developing organism. It contains neurons and provides the basis for physical, cognitive, and personal and socialย  development.

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The brain needs to be prepared to accept information, retain that information, and build upon it to allow it the ability to do increasingly difficult work. Continue reading