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

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…

10 Pre-school Programs In Singapore
Engaging Parents | Preschool (2 - 6) | Singapore Schools

10 Pre-school Programs In Singapore

What preschool program do you want to enrol your child in? Ok, so your little one is now ready for school.  Before you enrol him/her in any school, you have to decide what type of informal education you want your child to have before he/she enters primary school (formal education). Then you have to decide on…

Communicate Your Love In Your Child’s Language
Relationships

Communicate Your Love In Your Child’s Language

“You don’t LOVE me!!” my child yelled angrily back at me.  WHAT?! Of course, I do!  I thought angrily. How could you even say that?  That sentence stopped me in my tracks. In our family, hubby and I are very open about our love for our kids. We don’t shy away from hugging our kids and…

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…

Discipline From A Child’s Perspective
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Discipline From A Child’s Perspective

I was a really good child, not because I wasn’t mischievous or experimental or curious like every child, but because I had a mother who believed in using the feather duster rod as a disciplinary tool. And like most Asian moms, my mother had the “LOOK”, which I’m sure many of you are familiar with….

Top 10 Kids English Enrichment
Engaging Parents

Top 10 Kids English Enrichment

Need a boost in English grades or help with your composition writing? Here are the best English enrichment or tuition classes for your kids.   English is one of Singapore’s four official language. The Ministry of Education (MOE) recognises that it is “the medium by which most Singaporeans gain access to information and knowledge from around the…

Fun With Kids

June Holidays – Zoolympix Rescue Ranger

Step up as a Zoolympix Rescue Ranger this June Holidays and learn how to help our animal friends. Back for the ninth year, this wildly popular Zoolympix event is highly recommended for children between 5 and 12 years old. Zoolympix will feature six exhibits in the zoo that will double up as interactive game stations….

Review: The Young Entrepreneurs Camp
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Review: The Young Entrepreneurs Camp

Sign your kids up for The Young Entrepreneurs Camp this June school holiday. This American-based program is highly recommended for kids aged between 7 to 15 years old to learn about self-discovery and creative exploration.   Last year, my son attended the “Super Spies” – Innovation and Entrepreneurship Camp conducted by the same organizers and he LOVED…

Out With Kids – Mint Museum Of Toys
Fun With Kids | Reviews by Us

Out With Kids – Mint Museum Of Toys

Tired of our children and their incessant obsession with technological gadgets like the iPad or iPhone and their being glued to the computer screen to play Minecraft, we decided to take them to the Mint Museum of Toys to introduce them to the toys that gave us so much pleasure as kids. A Life-size Astro Boy…

Social Media Week – Growing Up On Facebook
Engaging Parents | Fun With Kids

Social Media Week – Growing Up On Facebook

Are we putting too much information about our children online, thereby placing them in harm’s way in their future?  As proud parents, we can’t wait to share our pride and joy in our offspring with the world. Every cutesy picture of them is posted on Facebook. We document their growth progress and share about their…

Giveaway: Word Winder – CLOSED
Giveaways

Giveaway: Word Winder – CLOSED

Gongxi Gongxi!  We are giving away 3 sets of WORD WINDER game in celebration of the coming Chinese Lunar Snake Year! In our previous post, we shared about the phenomenal word game that took America by storm and arrived on our Asian shores late last year. An incredibly fun, addictive, and challenging game, the WORD WINDER appeals to the child or adult, regardless…

Giveaway: Natural Mosquito Protection
Giveaways | Health & Beauty

Giveaway: Natural Mosquito Protection

With dengue fever cases reaching an all-time high of 90 cases in the East Coast neighbourhood (as of this publication date), I am worried as we stay in one of the dengue fever hotspots in Singapore! As a parent, my first concern is for the health of my children, especially my youngest who is particularly sensitive to…

Travelling with Kids: Dubai Aquarium (Review)
Dubai | Travel Journals | Travel With Kids

Travelling with Kids: Dubai Aquarium (Review)

Our first sight of the Dubai Aquarium was the astounding glass panel INSIDE the Dubai Mall!! Measuring a whopping 32.88m wide, 8.3m high, the acrylic viewing panel easily allows the Dubai Aquarium to be the holder of the Guinness World Records (2010) as the world’s LARGEST single acrylic viewing panel. The viewing panel is mesmerizing! You can stand for…

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Smart-Phone Contract Template For Your Kids

Kids today are now the proud owners of mobile phones. Parents give their kids personal mobile phones, some as young as 7-years-old, for various reasons like if they go to school on their own or when they go out to do projects and parents can get in touch with them easily. Worried that your kids…

Published In Today: School Traffic Woes For Parents
Engaging Parents | Relationships

Published In Today: School Traffic Woes For Parents

Parents who does the school run — drop off and pick up — daily will understand the frustrations of navigating their vehicles through tight spots and trying to stay patient in the queue before some idiot decides to cut in and all hell breaks loose. These scenarios are particularly prevalent on the first days of…