Hi there and welcome! I am Fynn, the brain and busy hands behind Happy Tot Shelf. I am a Singaporean currently living in California with my husband and two children, Xue (5yo) and Qiao (3yo). Life has been all but boring since I married the love of my life eight years back. For one, as I’m writing this, I realized that we haven’t been staying at the same place for more than three years.
What was I doing before I became a mum?
I was a Chemical Engineer graduate, became a Science teacher, then made one radical decision to become a makeup artist. Two cute little humans came along and I began my ‘new career’ as a stay at home mum. My job now involves getting paint off my face and slime out of little sister’s hair.
Why did I create Happy Tot Shelf?
To be perfectly honest, I created Happy Tot Shelf out of boredom – true story. I changed from working full time to staying home full time and all of a sudden, I have so much time with the children. It’s another 10 hours to go before bedtime, what do we do? To keep everyone busy and happy, we started doing learning activities and art projects together at home. One activity leads to another and our first learning shelf was created in 2016.
Fast forward to now, our learning shelf has become an inviting space to play, learn and explore. My children look forward to checking out the activities on the shelf each day. The joy for learning I see in my children is what kept me making shelf after shelf for 2.5 years.
I believe every child love to learn.
I want to keep that love for learning in my children. And my big goal for HTS is to keep that love for learning in every child! I’m on a mission to empower and help every mom or dad to create a nurturing home learning lifestyle – one where parents support their children’s interests, preserve their sense of wonder and nurture their love for learning.
Thanks so much for taking time to hang out here!
(But wait, if you want to know more how our Happy Tot Shelf works, go here.)