Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Giveaway: heART Studio March Holiday Art Class (x3)

March holidays are coming! And the kids are bugging me to let them join the holiday art programme at Heart Studio. As some of you may know, we’re fans of this great art place that truly teaches from the heart. From the time EV attended their holiday and term classes, she has never stopped enjoying the lessons there, and she has never stopped talking about the wonderful teachers she met, like Teacher Syafiq and Teacher Jay. Do read about our experiences here.

So anyway, we are very excited to take part in the March holiday programme again, because they do have some pretty good canvas painting themes that kids can work on. Besides that, children will learn how to paint their favourite characters using different art techniques. They will also get to blend colours and understand colour values, contrasting and complimentary colours. 

And heART Studio is really generous to offer THREE winners aged 5 years and above the opportunity to win and attend one of the following classes, each worth $75.

Heart Studio
Yokai Watch - 1 winner
Monday, 14 March 2016
1.15pm - 4pm

Spider’s Web – 1 winner
Wednesday 16 March 2016
1.15pm - 4pm

Bing Bong – 1 winner
Wednesday 16 March 2016
4.45pm - 7.15pm

Just follow the Rafflecopter instructions below (there’s one Rafflecopter for each class). Most are optional but they do give you more chances to win. Good luck!
- Entries that do not fulfill the requirements stated will be disqualified without notice.
- The child has to be at least 5 years and above, based on the month and year of birth.
- No repeat winners are allowed. Only one winner per household is allowed.
- The winner(s) will be notified by email, through the email address provided.
- The winner(s) must confirm by reply email or phone call, within three days. Otherwise, a new winner will be picked.
- No changing of date or time is allowed.
- No existing customers allowed
.- This giveaway is open to Singapore residents only. 
- This giveaway starts on 2 March and ends on 8 March (inclusive) at midnight.
- The winner(s) will be chosen from a random draw of entries received in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
- The winner(s) will be announced on this post by 9 March.
- Toddly Mummy's responsibility will end once the winner's details are passed to the sponsor.
- The organisers accept no responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed, incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason.
- Entrants into the giveaway shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.
- Terms and conditions are subject to change without notice, at the organisers' sole discretion.
- This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.
- Participants are providing information to Toddly Mummy and the sponsor(s) of this giveaway and not to Facebook.

Disclaimer:  We received two holiday art classes from Heart Studio for the purpose of this giveaway. No monetary compensation was received. All opinions and images are my own, unless otherwise indicated.


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Kids can teach: Understanding

It has been an extremely busy two months, from organising the two monkeys’ joint birthday party to Chinese New Year preparation to home upgrading. So it’s quite understandable that tempers can get a little short. Couple that with the fact that it’s soon the first anniversary of my dear grandmummy’s passing, yeah, you get the idea. Rather emotional too.

It’s times like these that I realise, my kids can teach. Just the other day, they taught me about understanding. Though young, their ability to empathise with another can be amazing. And it certainly took me by surprise.

Our home upgrading started last Thursday. A week before that, we were already packing and sealing everything, every cupboard, every furniture. We moved everything that we thought we might need to last about two weeks into one single room - that would be where we would camp out while the upgrading was underway. The other room was the temporary storeroom. The final room and the kitchen were to be out of bounds because of the upgrading. 

The two monkeys observed what was happening. Of course, at their age, they don’t quite understand what upgrading or renovation means, but they knew something major was happening.

On the day the upgrading started, we had to be out of our home by 8am. That day was also the day we had to bring AA for his regular specialist check up. That, plus the wait at the pharmacy, plus lunch meant that we spend a few hours at the hospital. By the time we reached my mummy’s to camp out before heading back to our home in the evening, we, including the adults, were all exhausted. AA had already fallen asleep.

This is where EV surprised me. Upon reaching her grandmummy’s home, after greeting her grandmother, without a word, she took out her Lego, and started playing quietly on the floor.

Just like that, she entertained herself for the next thirty minutes. 

And then AA woke up, and unlike his usual grumpy self, he went to play Lego with his sister. I told them, mummy is very tired, and wants to go lie down for a while. Can you both please play together and let mummy rest.

The thing with this pair of siblings is this: very often, they can play well together at the beginning, but sometimes, after a while, some squabbles would occur, and adults might have to step in.

Not this time. The two of them played together so well, so peacefully. I was able to get a short power nap that really helped to energise me.

I guess at times, I underestimate my kids’ power to empathise. I was prepared to be the mediator should any squabble happen. I even kept the room door open just in case. 

But I was so wrong. My kids showed me that though they may see the world through different eyes, they do have an ability to understand, that’s way more powerful than I realised.

Thanks, darlings for teaching me that.

EV playing


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