Fun With Kids

Hurtful Words Parents Say To Children

“You should not be born. I should never have given birth to you kids.” These cutting words rudely interrupted my serene afternoon. An Asian mother was berating her children (a boy and a girl) as they walked into the social club I belong to. Even though I do not know this mother or her children,…

Engaging Parents

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…

Engaging Parents | Giveaways

Toys That Encourage Enthusiastic Learning

Toys aren’t just for playing these days. Make your money go the distance by buying toys that encourage enthusiastic learning. Toy expert, Mr. Anthony Frangos, Commercial Director of Mattel North Southeast Asia tell us how. Providing baby with plenty of well-chosen toys, especially ones that encourage activity and exploration is a good way to reward…

School Holiday Shows (O-Z)
Fun With Kids

School Holiday Shows (O-Z)

Here are more shows and meet & greet sessions with your child’s favourite characters in the Singapore malls! Check out the list of malls (in alphabetical order) for show titles and schedules. Parkway Parade, Basement Atrium Show: Princess Makeover & Knight Adventure Date:  30 Nov – 9 Dec 2012 Time: 11am – 9pm (last registration at 8.30pm) *Minimum spend of…

Asian Values: Modelling Respect For His Students
Engaging Parents | Fun With Kids

Asian Values: Modelling Respect For His Students

In our Chinese custom, respect for your elders trumps most other values. Hence, I was not surprised when we enroll our son in a local Chinese school, the first thing the school principal taught the newly accepted primary one students during orientation was to bow in respect whenever they see an adult, be they teachers, principals or…

Event Listing

World’s Largest Educational Kids’ Fair

Parents! The World’s Largest Educational Kids’ Fair, SmartKids Asia is back! Mark your calendar for the most fun and educational event in Asia! WHEN? 16 – 18 March 2012 (11am – 9pm /8pm on 18th) WHERE? Singapore Expo Hall 5 (how to get there) SmartKids Asia is a comprehensive fair that offers a wealth of resources for the Singaporean parent and…

The Eternal Homework Battle
Primary (7 - 12)

The Eternal Homework Battle

Today, I was at the gym waiting for my daughter to finish her gym class.  It’s an hour-long class and armed with my coffee shop coffee, I sat down to do some writing.  But I got distracted – at the next table, a battle was in full swing.  I stared intently at my laptop and…