PJ MASK AT THE PARK
PJ Mask isn’t fiction, it’s real (as if)! I’ve just seen Owlette and Catboy at the park early this morning discussing their next BIG plan. Their real identities are covered for safety reasons. Some times, they are dressed in civilian attire to hide under the radar.
This morning, they travelled on their scooter to the park.
OWLETTE AND CATBOY’S ADVENTURE AT THE PLAYGROUND
Playing pretend with his big sister! So now Arnold is steering the ship! Ahoy!
And Sonia is checking out if there are any pirates out there! Keep safe, stay safe.
Sonia loves the swing as much as I do!
Just watching this pair of siblings interacts make anyone smile.
Grandma on nanny duty!
BENEFITS OF PLAY PRETEND
All kids play pretend. Sonia and Arnold do that a lot! At the nearby playground, they pretended they were in a ship. On the swing, they pretended they were flying. On the rock wall, they pretended they were Spiderman, etc. They called the leaves “treasures” and stones “diamonds”.
I like it when they experience walking in someone’s shoes. It helps build on their social and emotional skills, and also their self-esteem! Playing pretend calls upon important cognitive thinking skills that they will use in every aspect of their life. And by playing with them allows me a chance to positively enhance their learning experiences and strengthen my relationship with them. Bonding. Especially for Arnold, play pretend helps with language development. I find opportunities to extend on language skills by paraphrasing what he said using more descriptive language and exchanging conversations using expressive language examples. Do not underestimate your child’s ability to learn.
Above all, play pretend is fun and enjoyable.
LEARNING ON THE MOVE
I always find any opportunity to teach my kids new things along the way. There are always some kind of learning materials in my bag and today I took out some new Chinese characters we had just learned not too long ago. It was revision on the move!
This way, it makes learning less stressful and more fun!
After all the fun, it was time for breakfast. We ran to the nearest hut and “chop” the seats. And from my multi-purposes bag, I took out a microscope. They like all kind of “scope” – telescope, microscope, stethoscope…
Sonia tried using opaque objects (e.g. leaf) and it didn’t work. She later tried water and saw how the molecules looked like.
Arnold is giving it a go too!
After a while, I realised they enjoyed playing with the dropper more than the microscope.
So more water for the Owlette!
WORKING OUT THE LITTLE MUSCLES
Arnold offered grandma a shield and she made good use of the shield to shield the sun.
It was a beautiful day and all of us had loads of fun at the park! What not to like?!?