Has it already been 3 years?! It felt like just yesterday when we celebrated Junior’s 1st birthday. Looking back at all of 3 years, we have certainly come a long long way. Not just for Junior but us as parents. And if I can be absolutely thick skin about it, I deserve a pat on the back as well.
To be absolutely honest, I have always thought that museums are for older kids. How can toddlers appreciate art or arty exhibits? Even though there are no shortage of research that indicates the benefits of museum visits for toddlers, I was sceptical.
So when I heard of the Children Biennale at the National Gallery Singapore and seeing the buzz it created on social media, it did cross my mind that it was merely an Instagram-able place and never really thought much about bringing Junior there. The long story short of what prompted me to go was because of work. Lo and behold, all three of us actually enjoyed ourselves.
I remembered going to plenty of indoor playgrounds with my cousins as a kid. Being one of the oldest among my cousins, I am often seen protecting them from other rowdy kids and teaching them all kinds of mischief. What fond memories I have of these adventures.
As a family we definitely love travelling and exploring new places. We have been a big advocate in getting Junior exposed to the world which is why we always brings him along whenever we travel. We also believe that he does remembers bits and pieces of where we went and what we did with the help of photos and videos. One thing for sure is that he remembers more than what we think he would.
On weeknights when it is too late to play, we read.
On days where we hold parties with the bears, we read.
And when we want to get close to Christ, we read too.
My mum-in-law is a passionate educator and she strongly believes that learning can be fun. This is evident in the little activities that she engages Junior in before he went to school and was still spending a great amount of time at grandma’s.
It has been almost 3 weeks since the bub started N1 and boy did I have the jitters. Yes, you read me correctly, I was the one with the school jitters. Now, let me explain.