Thursday, November 27, 2014

Open for Registration!



Joyous holidays greetings to all =)

We are now open for REGISTRATION for year 2015!

As it is a season of giving, iKid House is going to give 10% off January monthly fee for the first TEN new registrations! Come and visit us today!

Monday, October 6, 2014

The Developmental Benefits Of Role Play Toys



Every little girl has her absolute favourite dolls through childhood. These traditional toys that replicate babies, children, and even adults are often confidants, playmates, and more for many years of a little girl's life. Dolls accessories are precious treasures that make playtime all the more educational and enjoyable.

Preparing for Parenting
Children love to imitate the adults in their lives. Dolls and doll furniture create a perfect opportunity for little mommies to take care of baby. Doll cribs and highchairs help make play scenarios more realistic, increasing the enjoyment and the educational value of playtime. Wooden prams with sturdy wheels let children take dolly wherever they go and are typically favourite dolls accessories for many girls.Traditional toys like these can also help a small child prepare for a new baby. Many older siblings enjoy taking care of their own baby while mom and dad care for the new addition. They can rock their baby to sleep, feed her, change her, and even bathe her, just like mom and dad take care of the new baby.

Understanding Life
Pretend play with dolls can also help children understand complicated or difficult situations in their everyday life. Children naturally learn through their play and will often reproduce memorable, trying, fun, and painful situations in their own lives in their play scenarios. Dolls allow children to express these situations in a less direct way, many times over and over again, until they feel more comfortable.

Dolls and dolls furniture are an excellent way for children to deal with and understand their fears. Doctor's visits, new schools, and even monsters can seem much easier after pretending with traditional toys. Dolls furniture, like bunk beds and wardrobes, are excellent accessories for these play scenarios and help them relate their own life to their play.


The Benefits of Playing with Dolls

Traditional toys can be played with in so many different ways that most aid in the development of a variety of skills.

- Dolls and dolls furniture improve social skills as children experiment with various actions and reactions.

- Pretend play also enhances language development, including vocabulary skills, story telling, and oral communication.

- Like most traditional toys that encourage pretend play, dolls can increase cognitive thinking and problem solving abilities as well.

Childhood is not complete without a favourite dolly and her dolls accessories. These traditional toys have provided years of enjoyment to children throughout time and will continue to do so for centuries to come.

By: Gary Clay
http://ezinearticles.com/?The-Developmental-Benefits-Of-Role-Play-Toys&id=883322

Monday, May 12, 2014

Geoboard

The kids were challenged today to create shapes using geobaord. I love to see the kids when their thinking mode is switched on. How about you? 

You can make a DIY geobaord at home too! I am sure your kids will love it. =)

http://www.powerfulmothering.com/diy-geoboard-with-a-twist/

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Phew! Children are ready to learn!


It is so true that children need time to settle down. Often parents ask me whether their child can settle down in the centre. Well, most of the time they can when given enough time for them to know the caregivers.

Remember parents, you are in charge. Your child might not know what is best for themselves, but you know =)

So glad that most of the children have settled down. Phew!


Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Work Of Their Hands



These are our 3 years old Play Care children. We are so proud of their development. From running around and not able to sit down more than 15 minutes, they are now able to pay attention to their work and do it well. Good job kids =)

Monday, June 24, 2013

Sensory Play Fun


Our kids were having so much fun with this sensory play activity! 

So long we do not mind to be messy, the children will be able to get loads of fun and new experiences!

Sometimes it is really about willingness =)

We know that young children are oriented toward sensory experiences. From birth, children have learned about the world by touching, tasting, smelling, seeing, and hearing. Sensory play also contributes in crucial ways to brain development. It is like the food for the brain. Stimulating the senses sends signals to children’s brains that help to strengthen neural pathways important for all types of learning. For example, as children explore sensory materials, they develop their sense of touch, which lays the foundation for learning other skills, such as identifying objects by touch, and using fine-motor muscles.

Do not rob your child's play time with a tablet or a TV. Every simple sensory play leads your child to a new experience and a new development.

Sensory play is also a great time you can spend with your child, building a bond or a relationship with each other. 

It is worth a try =)



Wednesday, May 15, 2013

It counts!

No matter what activities you do with your child, it counts!

Besides writing, coloring and reading, there are more activities you can do with your child at home. For example, play dough, sensory play, creative play, water play or simply just play! Just use anything at home and start playing! It can be a pot, a spoon, sofa, table, basket or socks!

It is essential that children are learning through play.

Let's make learning fun for them. Anyway, they do not know what is boring until we introduce to them. Haha... 

This is what we do in Ikid House. We play, we care, we love! 

Let's do the same at home. It is really not a bad idea being busy playing sometimes! =)