Friday, August 10, 2012

Girls Pink Hello Kitty Tutu Costume Review

My little Chloe personally choose this Hello Kitty tutu as her Halloween costume and I think she had made a brilliant choice! It arrived the other day and to give you an idea of what the costume is like, it is really cute! Pink in color, which I think came out last year, but for Halloween this year you can also get this in blue or red.

The costume is a dress made out of soft polyester clothing; consist of a top and a tutu skirt all in one. The top part is a stretchy material that has a Hello Kitty face print with a red cushion bow on the head. I would say that the top is more like a spandex type of clothing which is very similar to a swimsuit, so it would stretch and fit perfectly onto the body when worn. The tutu skirt is a lovely! Consist of 3 layers, first is a glittery mesh on the top, dark pink on second and the third one is a white satin lining underneath. This also comes with a shiny belt that has a Velcro strap on the back and a Hello Kitty earpiece with a glorious red bow to complete the Hello Kitty look!

As far as sizing is concerned, the small size which is 4-6 fits perfectly on my 4 almost 5 year old, but she is very petite and this small size is just about right! So if you are somehow concern about the sizing, I suggest that you go for the up size, meaning the next size so you would not have to struggle in putting this dress on your little girl. There is no zip or Velcro at the back, so the dress will have to be put on over the head just like wearing a t-shirt. No worries about health or safety issues somehow with this costume as I think it is perfectly safe, because there are no metals attached on it and the fabric is stretchy enough that would allow your child to breath-in properly. Now having said these safety things, you might as well check out the Halloween 2012 safety tips for your complete guide. Have Fun!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Tips on how to teach a child to write

Most children at the age of 3 will start to show some interest writing, you might as well noticed that your child will try to hold a pen or pencil and start writing wiggles on anything they can get hold of. Anyway, encourage your child to write but always be there to supervise him/her as children could get a little excited over new things and might also write on the furniture’s and walls! My little Chloe did this when she was 3 and I ended repainting the wall and scrubbing the carpet after the mess she made. Now that she is 4 years and 7 months old, she can already hold the pen properly and write the alphabet on a paper and I am very proud that I did taught her myself! So here some of my tips on helping a child to learn to write:

• Give your child a pencil and not a pen
• Show your child how to hold a pencil correctly
• Show your child how to form the letters in the right way
• Do not teach your child to write in all capital letter, as l this would confuse him/her when she goes to school.
• Peoples’ names and place names begins with a capital letter. So when teaching your child to write his/her name, start with a capital letter on the name and surname and use small letters on the rest.
• Start a sentence with a capital letter and end with a period, question mark or exclamation mark.
• Get your child a writing book and try to work through the activities in order
• Help your child through the activities and give lots of praise
• Use a reward system, reward your child after the activity
• Lastly, take time to talk about the activities together and make the sessions short and enjoyable.

Here is a picture of my little Chloe learning to write the alphabet by tracing them on the activity book.