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zooming off

Last weekend the boys managed to go riding for a brief period before we were rained out. This time we brought them over to Pasir Ris Park as  Tiger girl could enjoy herself playing at the playground while her brothers went on the bikes. She really loved the kiddy swing and refused to come down after playing on it.

I can’t wait for the weather to get better so that we can make it a weekly outing to the park. I’m hoping the Doggy boy be able to ride the bicycle without the trainer wheels by year end and that Tiger girl will be able to join her brothers on the bike soon.

Swinging fun


This week I’m sharing a classic from Beast a Korean Boy band singing – “Bad Girl”

Acting Balanced
1. How do you like your eggs?

I like it fried and well cooked.  Am having the craving from trying Egg Benedict as it looks good. I’ll be attending a cooking workshop next month and one of the items on the menu which they are teaching is Egg Benedict. Can’t wait to learn how to make it!

2. Who is the last person you spoke to on the phone?
My Dad. We try to call each other as often as possible.

3. Do you have a place you keep ‘junk’ in your home?
We do have a storeroom in our house which I have been trying to de-clutter  regularly.

4. What is on your ‘spring cleaning’ list?
The kitchen followed by the toy cabinets in the boy’s room.

5. What blog post have you written recently that you’d like more people to know about? (don’t forget to link it up)
I have written quite a few post lately. Will be sharing my latest one written on Sunday- Bringing Up Baby

Loony Tunes Phonics Review Online Phonics Reading Program

For the past month Doggie boy has been helping me test out the  Looney Tunes ClickN READ® Phonics program Phonics Program. This  web based phonics program  helps children learn to read, by fun games and mini cartoons starting the various stars in the Looney Tune cartoons.

We started off at lesson 12 which was pegged at his current reading ability for his age and moved on all the way to lesson 15.

Doggie boy was thrilled to see mini cartoons which were shown after he has completed the various exercises within the lesson. Having the cartoons broken the monotony of  sitting at the computer and concentrating for the whole lesson. Each lesson started out with identifying of the letter sound and is broken up into 8 small parts. I like the option of being able to replay the sounds so that it is easier for the child identify which letter/ word has been said. I also was able to control the amount of cartoon he got to watch while doing the lesson. There was a report given at the end of the lesson which identifies his weak areas with the option to repeat the lesson or to go on to the next one.

It took Doggie boy a while to get tuned to the accent of the robot giving instructions and being able to replay certain parts really helped him master the phonetic sounds which he was weak in.

The video here shows a walk through of a typical lesson

In all I found this program a great tool to assist parents/teachers in teaching phonics to pre-schoolers and it is interesting enough to captivate their attention.

Looney Tunes Phonics Guaranteed Reading Results! Like Having Reading Tutor In Your Home


Disclaimer: ClickN KIDS® provided  one month trial account  in order to write this review. The opinions expressed are  100% my own. This post has a Compensation Level of 3. Please visit Dominique’s  Disclosure page for more information.