3 Indoor Gross and Fine Motor skill games

Short Read | 2 mins Just a typical ETP session here. Below are 3 games I use to build gross motor skills, fine motor skills, pincer grip strength and balance + coordination skills. Pincer grip + Hand eye coordination These irregular blocks are a fun addition to my sessions. The multiple flat faced surfaces allowContinue reading “3 Indoor Gross and Fine Motor skill games”

The ‘Hop Hop Game’

Medium Read | 5 mins The famous ‘hop hop’ game. If your kids have been saying they have been playing the ‘hop hop game’ in our sessions, this is it. I will share firstly what is involved, how to set up, how to merge other learning points into the game, and ways to increase theContinue reading “The ‘Hop Hop Game’”

Early Years “examination” stress in Hong Kong

Long Read | 10 mins “Can you help my child prepare for their examination?” I have been a tutor in Hong Kong for the past 5 years working with early years children. This is a line I get all the time before every new school year, but now I get it regularly and randomly. JustContinue reading “Early Years “examination” stress in Hong Kong”

Outdoor Shopping Mission

Environments play a big part of shaping a child’s identity. Each experience provides new stimuli and interactions that form a child’s perspective of the world. Children observe their parents everyday actions, such as shopping, washing dishes, doing laundry and they want to imitate these actions. It is very common the actions we wish our childrenContinue reading “Outdoor Shopping Mission”

Long Term Student’s Experience

I was so touched by a long term student’s farewell gift. I have been teaching them for the past 3 years. We have shared so many different experiences from bike riding (and crashes), shopping at the supermarket, cooking chocolate cakes at home, bbq lunch up a mountain, learning to ride a bike without training wheels,Continue reading “Long Term Student’s Experience”

What is Activity Blending?

Why stick with one activity when you can combine two! Mixing common activities is a fun and intriguing concept for kids. I like to call it ‘Activity Blending.’ ‘Taking one typical activity and interlacing it with an entirely different activity. ‘My thought process when combining activities is based on observations of the child’s current abilities.Continue reading “What is Activity Blending?”

How to make a Paper Helicopter

Difficulty: EasyTime: 10 minsSkills Learnt: – Fine Motor skills and coordination (cutting and folding)– Physics (motion and flight)– Active Play Paper Helicopter is a quick and fun craft activity. One A4 page creates 6 Paper Helicopters. Equipment needed:– A4 printed copy– Scissors– Colour pens or pencils – 6 Paper clips Building Steps 1-7 Step 1Print FREE Paper Helicopter PdfContinue reading “How to make a Paper Helicopter”

New Experience – Outdoor Mission

Time to take class outside into the real world! Do you remember those field trips/excursions at school? You felt a tangible sense of excitement and had joyful jitters. You got to escape out of the classroom confines and finally touch the real world.. I do. I remember them all. They were the sunshine days amongContinue reading “New Experience – Outdoor Mission”

Vocab List for 21 – 24 month olds

Free downloadable tick-off list for tracking your child’s vocab learning milestones. Hey parents!I put together this list for my son, who will be turning 18 months soon. It won’t be too long before he starts speaking some vocab other than Mama and Dada.This list is merely for reference, so don’t be stressed if your childContinue reading “Vocab List for 21 – 24 month olds”