Hi! I’m Fynn, the brain and busy hands behind Happy Tot Shelf. I am a Singaporean mom currently living in California with my husband and two children, Xue (6yo) and Qiao (3.5yo).
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 daily job now involves getting paint off my face and slime out of little sister’s hair.
Why did I create Happy Tot Shelf?
My honest answer? Because I was so bored staying at home. True story.
From working full time to staying home full time, all of a sudden, I have so much time with my children. It’s another 10 hours to go before bedtime, what do we do?
Desperate to keep my children busy and buy myself some sanity time, I began doing learning activities with them.
Best decision ever.
I had the biggest parenting/teacher realization which morphed into the reason behind all that I do at home and Happy Tot Shelf.
Every child loves to learn.
I watched in amazement as my 1yo tried to scoop pompoms into a bottle, over and over again. I saw my 3.5yo so engaged in matching letters with his little digger.
Turns out, we don’t have to get our children to love learning. They are already drawn to learning new knowledge and skills so naturally.
As parents and their best teachers, how do we keep this love of learning in our children?
Everyday I’m finding more answers to this BIG question and Happy Tot Shelf is my platform to share them with like-minded parents.
My goal is to help fellow moms and dads create a HTS home learning lifestyle – one that encourages the love of learning in our children to thrive and grow.
Trust me, we can do so much to keep their interests in learning about anything and everything.
We got this.
I’m so happy you are here.
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