Little Cookhouse – Kids Baking Studio

About

Little Cookhouse is a baking studio for children that’s not just a baking studio. It’s a Montessori-based bake-and-cook enrichment program designed for children between 3 to 12 years old to learn values and life skills. Children are grouped according to age groups, with age-appropriate tools that they can handle. Each 1.5 to 2 hour lesson has a maximum class size of 8. 

Started by parents Yock Song and Jean, Little Cookhouse aims to provide an exciting and fun learning environment while letting the child develop essential life skills. Prior to opening the studio, they conducted cooking classes for children from home. 

The studio is bright, with full length windows that allow natural sunlight to illuminate the area. Right in front of the door is a stand that resembles a popcorn booth. There are long stools for the younger children to reach the sink area themselves to wash their hands. 

Baking session

Before the start of the session, the children will gather at the table, where instructor Jean will introduce the country related to the creation of the day. As we were making sushi cakes, Jean taught them some simple Japanese greeting phrases, the main regions of Japan and some Japanese food.  

The kids for our session were aged 3 to 6 years old and the ingredients were already measured and laid out in IKEA children’s cups. Emmett tagged along and Jean allowed him to use her demonstration set to practise pouring and mixing! Look at their serious faces. Each step was clearly demonstrated and explained before the kids got to work. Both Yock Song and Jean went around to facilitate children who required help but it was mostly all done by the children themselves. 

Emmett loved being part of the process and he took his tasks seriously! Elise has somewhat of a competitive streak and powered through most of the tasks herself. 

“Break” time

After pouring the batter into moulds and popping them into the oven, it was time to wait. Instead of whiling away, the children were taught how to create simple origami crowns which they could wear on their heads. By the way, edible pencils were used to label each child’s cakes! This shows how much importance they place on safety.  

Back to work!

Cutting out shapes from the cakes without them breaking into bits proved to be a bit challenging for Elise and she required assistance, which Yock Song promptly provided. The next few steps were to spread buttercream, arrange the chocolate pieces on top of the cakes, wrap cocoa crepes around the edges, pipe gel onto the “sushi” and put jelly bits on top of the gunkan maki sushi. 

Anddddd we’re done!

Not too shabby for a first timer, right? I was expecting it to be overwhelmingly sweet, but the sushi cakes were surprisingly palatable! Only two pieces of sushi made it out of the baking studio intact.

You can book classes one-off or purchase a 4-session pass at a discount!  

Little Cookhouse

Alexandra Central Mall (Next to IKEA Alexandra)
321 Alexandra Road, #02-11 Singapore 159971
Tues-Fri: 10:00am – 6:00pm | Sat-Sun 10:00am – 9:00pm
Closed on Mondays

Giveaway & Discount Code

How to Join

Win a class pass for your child and one accompanying adult!

  • Two passes to be won, one each on Facebook and Instagram. Join both to increase your chances! Winner will be randomly picked.
  • Contest ends 10th July 2019
  • Passes are valid till 31st August 2019. Winner can choose any class of their choice to attend, subject to confirmation from Little Cookhouse
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Discount Code

Use code myfirsttrial for 5% off! Valid for first-time participants. Code expires 30 September 2019. 

Yelly Mat – Interactive and Educational Talking Playmat

About

Yelly Mat from Korea is an educational playmat that is exclusively distributed in Singapore by thelittleonesinmylife. Designed and made in Korea, the Yelly Mat displays roughly 2,500 educational contents in six languages. The mat is reversible, with ABC design on one side and a World Map on the other.

Features

  • Sings and Talks…
    This is done by pressing the Magic Sound Pen, that’s designed in the shape of a duck in an egg, onto the printed areas of the mat. 

    Pressing onto the lion makes it roar and you get to hear a fact about lions. Pressing on the word makes the pen repeat the name thrice for kids to remember the names easily.

    The content was developed and supervised by top experts in Korea and native teachers who majored in pedagogy.

  • in six languages!
    English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese and Spanish! The content is recorded in these languages so even adults can learn new languages from the mat!

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𝗥𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗲𝘄: 𝗬𝗲𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗠𝗮𝘁 I bought this mat in 2015 when Elise was born. It's winning feature is its educational component. There's a magic sound pen in the shape of a cute duck 🐣 that serves like a reader pen. Tap on a word or picture and learn fun facts, sounds, songs or stories. It's double sided so you get twice the content! To add on, the contents on mat are recorded in six languages to help your kid learn Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese and Spanish in addition to English! 😲 It's comfy enough to nap on and large enough for them to rolllllllll around. It's a value for money product because of its versatility. @yellycozybebe_singapore is gonna be at Mummys Market 5th to 7th July at the Expo! Booth A03. #yellymat #tlocomsg #notsponsored #ipaidforit #sgkids #sgtoddlers #sgmums

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  • No embedded wires or electronic components
    The sounds come entirely from the Magic Sound Pen and there are no wires in the mat itself. The pen detects the bromide printing to emit sounds. 
  • Safe embossing
    Those marks that kids get when they sit on play mats for too long? Not with the Yelly. It uses quadrangular embossing instead of the typical dual-sharp embossing commonly found in cheaper mats.
  • No harmful materials or substances
    Made from SGS-approved materials that have passed stringent safety tests, the play mat is anti-vermin and does not contain harmful chemicals.
  • Soft cushioning + anti-glare
    The Yelly has soft cushioning and it’s comfortable enough to nap on! We’ve had it for almost four years and nothing has peeled off yet.

I bought the Yelly Mat from thelittleonesinmylife in 2015. They’re still selling it, with an updated World Map design. You can purchase it directly from thelittleonesinmylife or if you’d like to view it, they will be at Mummys Market, Booth A03 from 5 to 7 July 2019! 

Nature Love Mere Primy Cap Wet Wipes

About

If there’s one thing that I find hard to cut out, it’s wet wipes. Babies and kids mess up frequently, and what do you get when you use dry tissue on sticky hands? That’s right, sticky hands and dried bits of tissue. Wet wipes get those sticky hands clean when you’re in the middle of a meal with a preschooler and a toddler.

To our credit, we’ve only used perhaps 30 packs or so since Elise was born. When the babies were newborns, we washed poopy butts in the toilet instead of using wet wipes.

Wet wipes are not made equally, and I’d been using the cheapest brand I could find online which were not embossed. I actually felt rather pampered when I received these. Nature Love Mere Primy cap wet tissues uses water that has undergone a 6 step purification method and mung bean extract, lavender extract, chamomile extract and jasmine extract for moisturising properties. The fragrance is rather mild and not overpowering. The interfold method ensures that only one wipe is released each time.

Instead of the typical sticker with brand logo, this label has a space for you to mark the date it’s been opened.

Remove the label and stick it on the side of the packet, like so.

These wipes are embossed and thick. I’ve tried pulling it in opposite directions with both hands and the shape remains! This means that the wipes can actually be reused after washing to wipe surfaces, corners and even surface remnants from oily dishes before dumping.

Compare these to the brand I’d been using – truly disposable with a stark difference in thickness, texture and quality. With lower quality wipes, I have to use more pieces to get the same job done.

Another feature I noticed was this window system at the side of the packet for you to gauge how many wipes are left and if the wipes are safe to use. Very clever.

The expiry date for wet wipes is one year from the manufacturing date and is clearly printed on the packet. Expired wet wipes can continue to be used for general cleaning purposes. Please do not flush wet wipes down the toilet and dispose them in the trashcan. 🙂

Travel pack of 20pcs

NatureLoveMere Wet Wipes can be purchased from The Dinky Shop – Lazada / Shopee / Qoo10. Use ShopBack for additional cashback!

Lazada has a birthday sale on 27.03.2019 and you can get Nature Love Mere at a huge discount! 🙂 Other than wet wipes, they stock breast milk bags, laundry detergent and the Dinky Cube, a challenging rubik’s cube with light and music.

* I was sent four packs of Nature Love Mere Primy Cap wet wipes (two travel wipes) and a Dinky Cube by The Dinky Shop for review purposes. No monetary compensation was received.