Review: FREE Interactive Chemistry Workshop For Kids!
Primary (7 - 12) | Reviews by Us | Workshops

Review: FREE Interactive Chemistry Workshop For Kids!

Calling all young scientists!! The popular interactive chemistry education program, BASF Kids’ Lab is back with two dynamic experiments: “UV Investigation” and “Where is Vitamin C”. This interactive chemistry education program is designed for children, ages 6 to 12, to learn more about chemistry and science through fun and hands-on chemical experiments. Want to know what they do…

Is PSLE Derailing Our Purpose To Nurture Our Kids To Never Give Up?
Engaging Parents | Media Invite | PSLE

Is PSLE Derailing Our Purpose To Nurture Our Kids To Never Give Up?

This viral video made its rounds on social media and made hundreds of moms and dads cry. As part of its new social campaign “to inspire and instil the values of perseverance and a #NeverGiveUp attitude among school-going children” during the upcoming exam season, MILO® Singapore showcased how having a resilient (#NeverGiveUp) attitude help these students overcome exam pressures, especially the daunting Primary…

Flying Cape — One-Stop Tuition & Enrichment Classes
Giveaways | Preschool (2 - 6) | Primary (7 - 12)

Flying Cape — One-Stop Tuition & Enrichment Classes

Are you looking for enrichment classes for your kids but cannot find the right fit between time, distance and class?  This is a common logistics problem for many parents, especially if there are multiple kids of varying ages in the family. On top of that, there is the troublesome and often tedious task of cold-calling…

Flying Cape Compass — One-Stop Tuition & Enrichment Classes
Giveaways | Reviews by Us | Tuition & Enrichment

Flying Cape Compass — One-Stop Tuition & Enrichment Classes

Are you looking for enrichment classes for your kids but cannot find the right fit between time, distance and class?  This is a common logistics problem for many parents, especially if there are multiple kids of varying ages in the family. On top of that, there is the troublesome and often tedious task of cold-calling…

Direct School Admission: Application Tips & General Guidelines
DSA | Primary (7 - 12)

Direct School Admission: Application Tips & General Guidelines

Entering TOP secondary schools is still a priority for parents and many students. But with the aggregate scores of these secondary schools going off the charts, entry via the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE) results is extremely risky. DSA (direct school admissions) offers an attractive alternative to gain admissions into these top schools without the insane…

Direct School Admission — Is It As Sweet As It Sounds?
DSA | Primary (7 - 12)

Direct School Admission — Is It As Sweet As It Sounds?

Almost everyone is applying for DSA or grooming their child for it. What is DSA and is it the right choice for your child? As my son prepares for the national Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE), I find myself floundering in other acronyms: DSA, IP, and IB. Let’s deal with the first acronym: DSA or Direct School Admissions….

Exam Tips: How To Prep Your Child For Exams
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Exam Tips: How To Prep Your Child For Exams

Exams are an inevitable part of a student’s life whether they like it or not. And in the Singapore education system, that is twice a year: one mid-term (May) and one final (Nov). Having experienced six years of primary-school exams with two kids, here are my takeaways as a parent: Primary school students need guidance to prepare for…

Project Breakthrough — A New Science Initiative For 9 to 11 year olds
Media Invite | Primary (7 - 12) | Relationships | Secondary (13 - 17)

Project Breakthrough — A New Science Initiative For 9 to 11 year olds

Earlier this week, we were invited to witness the premiere launch of Project Breakthrough at the Science Centre Singapore. The carrot that got me interested to attend was this sentence: “Project Breakthrough is a new learning initiative that features various educational sessions and facility visits and aims to spark interest and passion in modern science and technology…

Parenting Seminar Giveaway: Getting Results In Teaching Your Child
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Parenting Seminar Giveaway: Getting Results In Teaching Your Child

{Giveaway Alert} If you have a preschooler or a primary school child,  join me in this Rise and Shine Parenting Seminar – Getting Results in Teaching Your Child that will help you establish a strong foundation in preparing your child for success in school and life.  Date: 30 August 2015 (Sunday) Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm Venue:…

Kids Share About Study Stress In Singapore Schools
Education | Empowering Kids | Kids Say

Kids Share About Study Stress In Singapore Schools

Singapore education is tough on their students. Elizabeth Knight-Hassell, who has lived here most of her life with her British citizens parents, attended and graduated from an elite Singapore primary school. She is currently attending an International School in Singapore.  In the first year at the International School, she was tasked to write a reflective...
Kids Share Study Abroad In An American School
Engaging Parents | Kids Say

Kids Share Study Abroad In An American School

by Rachel Tan — Have you ever wondered what living in America is like? I should know. I stayed in California for one year because my father had a scholarship to go to America.  Now that I am back in Singapore, I have realised how different these two countries are. When I reached America, what struck…

A Date With Gifted Playwright Jean Tay
Interviews | Secondary (13 - 17)

A Date With Gifted Playwright Jean Tay

When Charlotte from SRT asked me to help her share about the new writing program targeted at young people aged 16 to 25 for 2015, I was scratching my head how to do so, until I saw a name on the flyer — Jean Tay! I know that name! I know Jean as a fellow mom…

Parenting Event: Rise and Shine Expo 2014
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Parenting Event: Rise and Shine Expo 2014

We popped into the Rise and Shine expo to see Sofia the First after our Disney Baby media event (click link to read more about Disney Baby booth features and promotions). While we were there, we decided to scope it out for you. Even though it is only in its second year, this is one of the…

Develop Your Child’s Thinking Tools For Life
Engaging Parents

Develop Your Child’s Thinking Tools For Life

Academic excellence, while important is no longer the sole factor for success. The ability to solve problems and have lateral thinking are other key factors to success. Today’s employers tell us that these are the 10 skills employers say they seek, in order of importance: 1. Ability to work in a team 2. Ability to make…

Review – Lollibox Crafts For Kids
Fun With Kids | Kids' Trends | Reviews by Us

Review – Lollibox Crafts For Kids

This morning we received a wonderful birthday present – our very first LolliBox!! LolliBox is perfect for kids ages 3 to 7-years-old. Inside the box are all materials you need for the craft and step-by-step instructions to build it. The theme for our LolliBox is a DIY exploration kit. Inside the LolliBox are all sorts…